General Information:


Faculty List:

Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: Ruth Waterman, M.D.

Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Brett Cronin

Mailing Address: 

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship - Department of Anesthesiology
9500 Gilman Drive #0898
La Jolla, CA 92093-0898 

Phone: 858.246.1758

Program Coordinator: Ileana Ramirez

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 4
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical/ Basic Research
  • Clinical/ Clinical

Annual Salary: $57,635 (2011-2012 Salary)
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 13

Education Program:

Conferences Available to Fellows:
Introductory week long TEE crash course, weekly cardiac lectures, monthly echo lectures and echo reads, monthly alternating quality improvement meetings and journal clubs, quarterly multidisciplinary journal clubs, and monthly multidisciplinary grand rounds.

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2 per week,
Type: Clinical , TEE, Fellow Presentation, Monthy Journal Club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1-2 meeting per year

In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 3
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 7


Funding: Departmental
Dedicated Research Time: 2 month if eligible
Echocardiography Instruction: TEE weekly, Dedicated 2 month TEE
Critical Care Rotation: 1
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 4

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: >1000
Number of CPB Procedures: >800
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: >150
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: >200
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: >100
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 80-100