General Information:


Chair: William E. Hurford, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Benu Makkad, MD
Mailing Address:
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0531
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0531

Phone: 513.584.0909
Fax: 513.584.4003

Program Coordinator: Ashley Stavermann

Application Process:

Please email the Program Coordinator, Ashley Stavermann at for more information.

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 1
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Only

Annual Salary: 55,112
Minimum Length of Training: 1
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 1


Ahmed Khalil, MD
Teacher in the operating room at the University Hospital with special expertise in cardiothoracic anesthesia.

Andrew Burger, MD
Faculty teacher with special expertise in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

J. P. Lawrence, MD
Residency Program Director, and teacher with special expertise in cardiac anesthesia, monitoring, and education.

Louis Louis, MD
Cardiac surgeon with special expertise in heart failure.

Paul Wojciechowski, MD
Assistant Program Director, Faculty teacher with special expertise in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine. Associate Director of the Critica

Ping Wang, MD
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Rajeshri Nayak, MD
Cardiac and neuroanesthesia

William E. Hurford, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology. Teacher in the operating room and the critical care units at the University Hospital.

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: Weekly
Type: Didactic/Journal Club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Yes

Echocardiography Instruction: 3 months
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month

Clinical Program:

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