About the Program

Case Distribution

The Cardiothoracic Anesthesia faculty division oversees approximately 350 adult cardiac cases, 100 pediatric complex congenital heart disease cases, and 450 thoracic cases per year, as well as the robotic minimally invasive program. In addition, the vascular anesthesia program consists of approximately 500 cases, including the interventional cardiovascular program. Each year the department assists in 20 heart transplants and 15 lung transplants.

Fellowship Accreditation

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship is a one-year fellowship which was accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 1, 2012.

Fellowship Required Rotations

Main Operating Rooms Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - nine months. The majority of the fellowship year consists of clinical anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgeries. The case-mix is approximately 80% adult, 20% pediatric.
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) - one month. During this one-month required rotation, the fellow will focus on post-operative intensive care of adult cardiac and thoracic patients in the CVICU.

Fellowship Elective RotationsDr. Dallen Mill

Elective rotations are taken in two-week segments for a maximum of eight weeks of elective time. Popular electives have included: adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, regional anesthesia, and perfusion. Elective time could involve additional experience in intensive care or a research project. It is possible to take all eight weeks in a single elective rotation such as echocardiography.

Research Opportunities

Clinical research opportunities are available in cardiac and thoracic anesthesia. Contact Dr. Javier Campos for more information: javier-campos@uiowa.edu

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