RACE

FELLOWSHIP IN CARDIOTHORACIC ANESTHESIA

  • Number of positions: 2
  • Duration of training: 12 months


ELIGIBILITY

  • MD Anesthesia/DNB Anesthesia
  • The base qualifications must be from a MCI recognized university .


Faculty

The Program Director of the Cardiothoracic anesthesiology Fellowship is Prof.Dr.Mahesh Vakamudi, who is the chief and HOD of Department of Anesthesiology. Cardiothoracic anesthesiology department consist of group of dedicated cardiothoracic anesthesiology faculty members.


Experience provided with

  1. Coronary revascularization surgery - on pump and off pump
  2. Valve surgery - repair and replacement
  3. Adult congenital heart surgery
  4. Major aortic surgery - ascending, arch and descending thoracic aorta
  5. Procedures including circulatory arrest
  6. Heart transplantation
  7. Ventricular assist device implantation - including investigational device
  8. Routine thoracic surgery - VATS, pulmonary resections
  1. Thoracic epidural insertion
  2. Esophageal surgery
  3. Tracheal surgery
  4. Lung volume reduction surgery
  5. Pulmonary thromboembolectomy surgery
  6. Catheter based interventions including valve implantation and repair
  7. Electrophysiology procedures - pacemakers, ICDs, afib ablations

Advanced Perioperative TEE Training

Fellowship training in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology includes dedicated training in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in addition to the time spent providing anesthesia care in the OR. The primary goal with this experience for our Fellows is to become proficient in performing, documenting and communicating a comprehensive intraoperative TEE examination on patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic surgery. Additional TEE experience is gained on patients in the non cardiac ORs and in the CTICU.


Rotations

Cardiothoracic OR
Residents spend a total of at least nine months on this rotation to gain expertise in providing anesthesia care for patients undergoing all kinds of cardiac and thoracic surgery. For the majority of cases, the fellow acts as the primary anesthesiologist under the supervision of the faculty member.

Cardiothoracic ICU
All the fellows have a one month rotation in the Cardiothoracic ICU. They actively participate in daily ICU rounds, are directly involved in patient care and management. The primary goal for fellows on this rotation is to develop proficiency in providing critical care for adults with a variety of cardiothoracic critical illnesses, as well as performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, acute postoperative management, and advanced life support.

Perfusion
All fellows spend two weeks working with the perfusionists to gain experience in setting up the bypass machine, managing the extra-corporal circulation, as well as coordinating initiation and discontinuation of cardiopulmonary bypass as part of the cardiac surgical team.

Academic and Administrative Activities
We have weekly two classes for residents, which include seminars, case presentations and journal clubs. Our Fellows are encouraged to attend major CT anesthesiology clinical meetings..