General Information:

Department Chair: Cynthia Wong, MD
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Alan F. Ross, MD

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator:  Fatima Kenjar
Phone:  319-356-7205
Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City
Iowa, 52242
Phone:  319-356-2633
Fax:  319-356-2940

Application Process:

  1. The University of Iowa Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship utilizes SF Match Central Application Service (CAS). As an applicant, you are required to submit an online CAS application and 3 letters of reference. For more information, see SF Match for Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
  2. Send directly to the fellowship coordinator your CV, USMLE score sheets (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3) and ABA In-Training Exam scores (as a CA-1).
  3. Following review of a completed SF Match CAS application, CV, personal statement, USMLE scores, ITE scores, and three letters of recommendation, an interview will be considered.
  4. For additional information about the Fellowship Program contact:
    Fatima Kenjar
    Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
    Department of Anesthesia
    University of Iowa Health Care
    200 Hawkins Drive, 6-JCP
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1079

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 1Position(s) available 2018: 1
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:   Clinical
Annual Salary: 52,900
Minimum Length of Training: 1 year
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12 Months Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship in Previous 5 Years: 


Alan Ross MD
Cardiovascular Risk for Non-cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular physiology
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia
Lung Transplantation

Javier Campos MD

Lung Isolation Techniques
Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction and Local Anesthetics; 
Ventricular Assist Devices and Anesthesia; Congenital Heart Disease

Andrew Feider MD 
Transesophageal Echocardiography

Satoshi Hanada
coronary sinus catheter placement and minimally invasive AVR
Sundar Krishnan MBBS
Critical Care Medicine
Lung ultrasound 
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Transthoracic Echocardiography
Ultrasound Physics

David Papworth MD
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Dionne Peacher MD
Ischemic heart disease
Transesophageal Echocardiography

Srinivasan Rajagopal MD 
Left ventricular assist device, Right ventricular assist devices
Lung transplantation
Archit Sharma MD
Critical Care Medicine
Transesophageal Echocardiography

Sudhakar Subramani MD
TEE and TTE simulation

Kenichi Ueda MD
Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 1 per week
Type: Didactic lecture, Journal Club, or TEE discussions
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1-2 meetings per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Abstract: 8
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 4
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:


Comments:  Outstanding and diverse cardiac anesthesia faculty, in-depth experience including major pediatric congenital heart surgery, standard case management with TEE and invasive hemodynamic monitoring.  


Funding: Dept/Institutional Funds
Dedicated Research Time: 1 day per week
Echocardiography Instruction: (duration 6 weeks) adult and pediatric echocardiography lab
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month SICU
Formal Course Work Available in: N/A
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 2 months

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 450
Distribution of cases:   20% Complex Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery
80% Adult Heart & Aorta Surgery
18 Heart or Lung Transplant
100 CABG
123 Valve or Valve/CABG
46 Open Thoracic Aorta Surgery
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 16 Off-pump CABG, 106 TAVI procedures
Distribution of case:  
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 650
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 
Heart Transplants: adult 8, pediatric 6
Lung Transplants: adult 10
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 250

***The above numbers reflect procedures performed between 2015-2016***