General Information:

Website: http://www.anesthesiology.vcu.edu/fellowship.html

Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: John F. Butterworth, IV, MD
Email: john.butterworth@vcuhealth.org
Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Mark T. Nelson, MD MEd
Email: mark.nelson@vcuhealth.org
Mailing Address:
1200 East Broad St
Richmond, VA 23298

Phone: 804.828.0733
Fax: 804.828.8300
Program Coordinator: Louise Putnam
Phone: 804.828.0733
Email: louise.putnam@vcuhealth.org


General Program Information:

Research is strongly encouraged during the fellowship year. A 13 session research preparation course is mandatory for all fellows. At the conclusion, the fellow will have formulated a research plan and submitted to IRB. A research month is also available.

Number of positions: 2
Additional Fellowship Training Available: Clinical/Basic Research; Clinical/Clinical Research

Annual Salary: $56,000
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 10


Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:
Echo conferences 2 times per month
Journal club 6 times per year
Didactic lecture weekly
Multidisciplinary cardiac QA/QI weekly
Combined Cardiac Surgery/Cardiac Anesthesia/Intensive Care M&M monthly
Department of Anesthesia QA monthly


Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:
Abstracts: 8
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 2
Book Chapters: 
QI Projects: 6
Other Publications: 1


Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: 500
Number of CPB Procedures: 425
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 700
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 10
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 560
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 28
Major Vascular Procedures: 40
Operating Equipment Available: Phillips IE33, CX 50 and Epic TEE machines. Cerebral oximetry, PA catheters, Heartmate, CentriMag and ECMO devices.