General Information:


Chair: Kevin K. Tremper, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Timur Dubovoy, M.D.
Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology Room 1G323, Box 0048 1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 936-4280
Fax: (734) 936-9091

Application Process:

Information and application for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program can be found at our anesthesiology website. All applications can be submitted through our website or call our main anesthesiology office for more detailed information.

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 4
Position(s) available 2012: 4
Position(s) available 2013: 4
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical

Annual Salary: $55,000
Minimum Length of Training: 12 Months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 18


Abraham Gaupp, MD
TEE/Spinal Cord Protection

Andrew Rosenberg, MD
Intensive Care Medicine, Ventricular Assist Devices

Brian Woodcock, MD
Intensive Care Medicine, Lung Volume Reduction

Bryant Wu, MD

Erin Payne, MD

Gaury Adhikary, MD
Perioperative Glycemic Control/TEE

Joshua Kollars, MD
TEE, Post-CPB coagulopathy

Matthew Caldwell, MD
Cardiovascular Aging/TEE education

Patrick Benedict, MD
Neuromuscular Blockade, Cytochrome P450

Paul Kazanjian, MD
TEE/Information Systems

Ted Sanford Jr., MD
Opiates and Cardiac Anesthesia

Wei Lau, MD
Platelet Aggregation in Response ot Oral Antiplatelet Agents

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2 per week
Type: Journal Discussion and Perioperative TEE Review
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Yes
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 6
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 4
Book Chapters: 4
Other Publications: 2

Funding: Departmental and Institutional Grants, Pharmaceutical and Industry grants
Dedicated Research Time: Arranged on an individual basis.
Echocardiography Instruction: One-to-one intraoperative teaching. Monthly TEE case review. One month ECHO
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
Formal Course Work Available in: biostatistics, study design, preparation for perioperative TEE certification
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 3 months out of 12 total months

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1000
Distribution of cases: 40% Valves, 20% CABG, 20% Thoracic Aneursym, 10% Congenital, 10% Other
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 120
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 100
Distribution of case: 70% Thoracic Aneurysm, 10% off-pump CABG, 20% Other
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 20
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 900
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 40
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 600