General Information:


Chair: Keith Lewis, MD

Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Alex Kotov, MD

Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology 
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: .617.638.6950
Fax: 617.638.6959

Application Process:

Send a letter including your C.V. and indicate for which year you are applying. Qualified candidates will need to provide three letters of reference, including one from their current Department Chair, and will be invited for an interview.

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 0
Position(s) available 2012: 2
Position(s) available 2013: 0
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Clinical

Annual Salary: $51,396
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 2


Aileen Starnbach, MD

Brian Birmingham, MD

David Morse, MD
TEE, coagulation, transfusion medicine, clinical research

Douglas Wingrove, MD PhD
TEE, muscle physiology, malignant hyperthermia

Eric T. Pierce, PhD MD
TEE, intraoperative EEG, clinical research

Glynne Stanley, MB FRCA
TEE, resident education, EKG

J. Fredrik Hesselvik, MD PhD
TEE, clinical competence, clinical research

J. Michael Haering, MD
TEE, clinical research

Rafael Ortega, MD
TEE, airway management, multimedia teaching applications

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: Weekly, plus cardiac grand rounds 2/year
Type: 06:30-07:30 AM conference. 1-hr grand rounds
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 1
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 1
Book Chapters: 1

Funding: Departmental support, industry support
Dedicated Research Time: Awarded on a case by case basis
Echocardiography Instruction: 2 months full-time in cardiology echocardiography laboratory
Critical Care Rotation: Available, if desired
Formal Course Work Available in: Multiple fields within Boston University School of Medicine
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 1 day/week nonclinical. 2 months in echo lab.

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 586
Distribution of cases: 62% CABG, 33% valves, 4% thoracic aneurysm, 1% congenital
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 250
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 20
Distribution of case: The majority are CABG. DTA repair is with partial CPB
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 10
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 115
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 200