General Information:


Chair: Charles W. Whitten, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Ravi V. Joshi, MD
Division Director: Amanda Fox, MD MPH, Chief of Cardiac Anesthesiology and Vice-Chair for Research

Mailing Address:
5323 Harry Hines Blvd, MC 9068
(214) 648-7837
(214) 648-4751

Application Process:

Please email or call (214) 648-4751 for Elgin Meredith, fellowship coordinator, for an application. Status as of 07/01/2014: positions for the academic year 2015-2016 are filled.

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 2
Position(s) available 2016: 2
Position(s) available 2017: 2
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical plus Research

Annual Salary: $66,234
Minimum Length of Training: 12 Months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 13


Steven Hill, MD
Chief of cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care
Marco Aguirre, MD, FASE
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography
Sreekanth Cheruku, MD
Adult cardiothoracic anesthesia and Critical Care
Suzanne Dellaria, MD
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography
Linda Douning, MD
Vascular anesthesia, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography
Amanda Fox, MD
Clinical and translational research, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography
Philip Greilich, MD, FASE
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, blood conservation, safety & outcomes research
Norman Huang, DO
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, interventional cardiology procedures
Ravi V. Joshi, MD
Fellowship director, transesophageal & transthoracic echocardiography, extracorporeal support
Isaac Lynch, MD
Adult cardiothoracic anesthesia and Critical Care
Lisa Morse, MD
Adult congential cardiac anesthesia
Chen Shi, MD
Difficult airway management/perioperative transesophageal echocardiography
Alycia Wanat-Hawthorne, MD
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: Weekly
Type: TEE Interesting Case Conferences, Journal Club, joint Morbidity & Mortality with Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept, selected topics in cardiothoracic anesthesia
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: $1750 per year. Additional support available for presentations.
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Abstract: 6
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 5
Book Chapters: 1
Other Publications: 6




Funding: Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dedicated Research Time: up to 2.5 months as needed
Echocardiography Instruction: TEE machines in all cardiac rooms (>90% of cases).
Critical Care Rotation: Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU with additional month available if requested.
Formal Course Work Available in: Clinical Scholarly Research Program available; several tracks offered by UT
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: Negotiable

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 550
Distribution of cases: 50% CABG, 35% Valves, 5% Thoracic Aorta, 10% Other
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 175
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 80
Distribution of case: 30% CABG, 20% thoracic aorta , 20% EP, 30% Other
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 40
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 550
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 105
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 150