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:

  • 20 weeks of cardiac anesthesia at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospitals
  • 8 weeks of cardiac anesthesia at Kaiser Hospital San Francisco
  • 4 weeks of thoracic anesthesia
  • 4 weeks of CT ICU
  • 8 weeks of dedicated TEE training
  • 8 weeks 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

Our interview season runs from February through April. Important dates for this year’s application cycle – SF Match Fellowship Match Calendar.

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 Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director, Adult CT Anesthesiology Fellowship

Bernadette Martin
Program Coordinator