General Information:


Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: Robert Gaiser, MD MEd
Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Sanjay Dwarakanath, MD

Mailing Address:

Department of Anesthesiology 
800 Rose St N202
Lexington, KY 40536

Phone: 859.218.0097
Fax: 859.323.1080
Program Coordinator: Rebecca Phillips Webb
Phone: 859.218.0097

General Program Information:

The fellow will complete all the rotations and training at UK Chandler Medical Center. During the cardiac surgical operating room rotation, the fellow will be exposed to the entire gamut of surgical procedures including CABG (on and off pump), valve replacement and repair, thoracic aorta surgeries, as well as extensive heart transplantation, lung transplantation, Ventricular Assist Device placement, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and ECMO. Other clinical rotations include non-cardiac thoracic surgery (pulmonary and esophageal surgery), Cardiac Critical Care, TEE, Cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO. Cardiac imaging education is an important component of this fellowship and includes TEE (including 3-D) as well as training in other imaging modalities (including TTE) with cardiology. Graduates should anticipate becoming eligible for certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (National Board of Echocardiography). 

Clinical training will be supplemented with a didactic program via Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, lectures, one-on-one seminars with the faculty, and simulation-based training. The fellow will be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical research and encouraged to present at national or international conferences after completion of a scholarly project. The overarching goals are to nurture the post-graduate physician and to become expert in the field of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, both as a clinician and educator.

Number of positions: 1
Additional Fellowship Training Available: Clinical/Clinical Research

Annual Salary: $58,255 - Based on current academic year stipends
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 0

Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:
Once per week, consisting of Didactic Lectures, PBLDs/Oral Exams, ECHO Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, and Journal Club

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: 717
Number of CPB Procedures: 629
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 717
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 15
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 180
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 51
Major Vascular Procedures: 46