Cardiac Anesthesia

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

The UCSF Department of Anesthesia Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program focusing on the perioperative care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery. The fellowship is primarily based at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospital which offers experience working in an academic tertiary referral center providing comprehensive cardiac care including routine cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, VAD implantation, as well as complex thoracic and vascular procedures incorporating circulatory assist devices including ECMO and ECLS.

Additional and supplementary clinical experience is gained through clinical rotations at Kaiser Hospital San Francisco which serves as a high-volume center for more routine cardiac surgery. These complementary experiences prepare the fellow for diverse practice opportunities – whether it be a busy private practice or an academic appointment. In addition to providing experience in delivering cardiac anesthesia the fellowship incorporates dedicated training in echocardiography, thoracic anesthesia, and critical care. Opportunities for additional experiences including pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology, research, and educational projects are also available.

The year will include:

  • 3 months of cardiac anesthesia at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospitals
  • 3 months of cardiac anesthesia at Kaiser Hospital San Francisco
  • 1 month of thoracic anesthesia
  • 1 month of CT ICU
  • 2 months of dedicated TEE training
  • 2 months of elective rotations

How to Apply

We participate in the computerized match for Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology through SF Match. We ask that you also submit the following supplemental documents to Bernadette Martin.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of MSPE/Dean’s letter
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copies of USMLE and ITE scores
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

Applications for a 2020-2021 position are due by March 20, 2019. Our interview seasons runs from January through April 2019.  Some important dates for the 2019 application cycle:

  • Application open on SF March website: November 13, 2018
  • UCSF Interviews: January through April 2019
  • Match results posted: June 17, 2019
  • Fellowship start date: July/August 2020

We look forward to sharing more information about our program with you and learning more about your interests in cardiothoracic anesthesiology.

Wilson W. Cui, MD, PhD
HS Assistant Clinical Professor
Program Director, Adult CT Anesthesiology Fellowship

[email protected]
Program Coordinator