Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Clinical Instructor Year for Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco

The clinical instructor year for pediatric cardiac anesthesia provides specialized training for physicians who have completed anesthesia training in an ACGME accredited program in the United States and are board eligible, or have completed training in a program outside the United States and are board equivalent. Pediatric training is preferred but not required. It is a one-year position.   

The focus of this year will be the delivery of anesthetic care to patients who undergo cardiac surgery for the correction of congenital defects, care of patients in the pediatric catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories, and general operating room care of patients with significant congenital cardiac disease. Our current yearly clinical volume includes anesthetic care for over 400 congenital cardiac surgeries and over 550 diagnostic and interventional procedures.  

The clinical instructor will spend the equivalent of 2 days per week as an anesthesia attending, working in the general operating rooms in the adult or pediatric hospitals. This will provide additional salary support during the clinical year. Call will be with the pediatric cardiac team exclusively. In order to coordinate with general pediatric fellows who rotate into the pediatric cardiac operating room, the clinical instructor will cluster his/her days while working as an anesthesia attending in the non- cardiac operating room settings.    

He/she will attend educational conferences weekly/monthly that will include:  monthly morbidity and mortality sessions, weekly pre-surgery case discussion, weekly gross anatomy sessions, and cardiac catheterization conferences.    

Non-operating room rotations may include the NICU, PCICU and pediatric echocardiography lab.   

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate has been selected.  Anticipated start date of the position is January 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017, depending on the candidate’s availability.    

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kathryn Rouine-Rapp at Kathryn.Rouine-Rapp@ucsf.edu and also to Marie Hollero, program coordinator, at Marie.Hollero@ucsf.edu.