General Information:


Chair: C Michael Crowder, MD, PhD

Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Jorg Dziersk, MD, FRCA
Mailing Address:
University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Mail Stop 356540; 1959 NE Pacific Street
Washington 98195

Phone: 206-598-1994
Fax: 206-543-0881

Application Process:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE, COMLEX, or MCCQE transcript
  • Official medical or osteopathic school transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Information about visa status (if applicable)

General Program Information:

Position(s) available 2018-2019: 3

Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical

Annual Salary: $62,628
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

Types of Fellowship Training Available: Clinical


Denise C Joffe MD
Donald C Oxorn MD FRCPC
G Burkhard Mackensen MD PhD
Jorg Dziersk MD FRCA
Kei Togashi MD
Krishna M Natrajan MB BS FRCA
Michael Hall MD
Peter von Homeyer MD
Renata G Ferreira MD
Srdjan Jelacic MD
Stefan A Lombaard MB ChB FANZCA
T Andrew Bowdle MD PhD

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 3-4 days per week
Type: Weekly: Didactic seminars, Clinical case conferences, TEE review; Bimonthly: Journal club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Available.
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:




Funding: 100% hospital funded.
Dedicated Research Time:
Echocardiography Instruction: Dedicated Echocardiography Lab rotation - one month. Integrated perioperative TEE training - eight months.

Critical Care Rotation: One month of cardiothoracic surgical ICU, optional additional month
Formal Course Work Available in:
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities:

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: > 650

Distribution of cases: CABG 15%, Congenital 8%, Heart transplantation 7%, Thoracic aorta 16%, Valve (including combined CABG + valve but excluding TAVI) 30%, Ventricular assist + total artificial heart 14%

Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 130+
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: >350 (including transcatheter therapies involving Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology)

Distribution of case:

Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 770
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 100
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: