General Information:


Chair: Paul R. Hickey, M.D
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Kirsten C. Odegard, M.D.
Mailing Address:
Division of Cardiac Anesthesia Department of Anesthesia Children's Hospital Boston 300 Longwood Avenue
(617) 355-6225
(617) 278-9237

Application Process:

Contact Amy Hollien for application:

General Program Information:

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

  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical
  • Clinical Research

Annual Salary: appox $67,000
Minimum Length of Training: 6 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 8


Alfonso Casta, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Annette Schure, M.D.
Avinash C. Shukla, M.D.
Barry D. Kussman, MBBS
Cerebral protection/physiology
Dima Daaboul, M.D.
Francis X. McGowan, M.D.
Division Chief Cardiac Anesthesia, Director Anesthesia/Critical Care Research Laboratory
James A. DiNardo, M.D.
Echocardiography, coagulation
James S. Harrington, M.D.
Juan C. Ibla, M.D.
Effects of hypoxia on cellular and endothelial function
Kirsten C. Odegard, M.D.
Koichi Yuki, M.D.
Mark Wesley, M.D.
Paul R. Hickey, M.D.
Department Chair
Peter C. Laussen, MBBS
Cardiac ICU Director, Cerebral protection/physiology
Ruchik Sharma, M.D.

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 5 per week
Type: Clinical, Research, Fellow presentation
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1 meeting/year; additional time for presented material
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Abstract: 20
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 10
Book Chapters: 3
Other Publications:


Funding: Departmental/Institutional Funds
Dedicated Research Time: Yes
Echocardiography Instruction: Available
Critical Care Rotation: Optional
Formal Course Work Available in: Negotiable
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 6 months out of 12 total months

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 800
Distribution of cases: 100% congenital heart disease
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 150
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 300
Distribution of case: PDA, shunt creation, unifocalization, coarctation repair,pacemaker, ICD, va
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 30
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 10
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 30
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: