General Information:

Department Chair: Davy Cheng

Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Anita Cave

Mailing Address:
Attention to Jamie Allaer - Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital
339 Windermere Rd
London, ON N6A 5A5, Canada

Phone: 519.685.8500

Application Process:

Contact Andrea Fragassi by e-mail.

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 4
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical

Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 14


A. Vannelli

C. Harle
Measurement of Anticoagulation

D. Bainbridge
Transesophageal Echocardiography

D. Cheng
Chair of Department

D. Smith
Royal College Examiner

F. Ralley
Blood Conservation

G. Nicolaou
Thoracic Anesthesia

I. Iglesias
Transesophageal Echocardiography

J. Granton
Critical Care

J. Murkin
CNS Outcomes and CNS monitoring

M. St Amand

N. Badner
Preoperative Assessment

R. Butler
Critical Care

R. Taneja
Critical Care

W. Dobkowski

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 4 per week
Type: rounds, journal club, TEE teaching
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1 meeting per year

Funding: Departmental funds available for research
Dedicated Research Time: Up to 1/4 of time
Echocardiography Instruction: TEE assigned daily and lectures 3 times per week.
Critical Care Rotation: 1/4 of time devoted to care of post-opertive cardiac surgical patietns with
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 1 month

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1400
Distribution of cases: CABG (66%), Valve (16%), Valve + CABG (9%), Congenital (5%). Also 51 roboti
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 120
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 100
Distribution of case: CABG (90%)
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 300
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 13
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 300