The management of patients undergoing cardiothoracic and major vascular surgery represents some of the most interesting and challenging cases in anesthesiology. These patients are typically older and have complex comorbidities. Furthermore, the physiologic changes that occur, particularly during cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass, are unique. For those pursuing an academic career in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) anesthesia, or for individuals who will manage these cases in the private setting, the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers excellent training and a range of opportunities.
Given the surgical volume at Mayo Clinic, the opportunities for individuals in this fellowship are virtually unlimited. Some fellows have sought training tailored to the cardiothoracic and vascular practices seen in the private setting, others have concentrated in echocardiography, worked on clinical or laboratory-based research projects, or focused on the congenital practice. There is also a wealth of opportunities related to thoracic or major vascular surgery.
Individuals who successfully complete this fellowship are superbly trained to manage cardiothoracic and major vascular surgical cases. The faculty and the fellowship are dynamic and offer a range of opportunities that can be tailored to individual interests. A CVT Anesthesia Fellowship at Mayo Clinic is an opportunity to build and advance a career.
The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
When you complete the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, you will be eligible to take the advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) examination offered by the National Board of Echocardiography, and you will be eligible for advanced TEE certification.
The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota was established in the 1980s. Three fellows are accepted into the program each year.
March 01, 2012