Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Kathryn Rouine-Rapp
Description: The pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship aims to provide the individual a minimum of 9 months of advanced clinical training in pediatric cardiac anesthesia. This program is a clinical program during which the anesthesiologist will function as a Clinical Instructor. The program will include clinical time in the cardiac operating room, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, pediatric cardiac intensive unit and pediatric and adult echocardiography labs.  The participant will be encouraged to submit a case report to the CCAS, SCA or SPA meeting. By the end of the year, fellows are expected to be able to perform procedures at the level of a board-certified anesthesiologist.  Procedures include insertion of arterial and venous catheters, TEE probe insertion and performance of a basic TEE examination.  Fellows are required to attend departmental educational efforts (i.e. Grand Rounds and M&M), organize pediatric cardiac anesthesia journal club twice during the year, and participate in QI for pediatric cardiac anesthesia.  They will also attend the weekly cardiac surgical case discussion meeting, join in weekly pediatric echocardiography teaching sessions, and participate in congenital cardiac gross anatomy teaching sessions with Dr. Phil Ursel.    

Clinical: Fellows will hold a 50% clinical commitment. This will provide salary support during the clinical year. Clinical work will be fulfilled in both the adult and pediatric operating rooms.   All call requirements will be fulfilled on the pediatric cardiac anesthesia service. 

Candidate qualifications: Completion of residency/board eligible in anesthesiology for US applicants, board equivalency for foreign trained individuals, and completion of previous fellowship training in pediatric general anesthesia (preferred) or adult cardiac anesthesia.

Application: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For application information, please contact the program coordinator, Marie Hollero: marie.hollero@ucsf.edu.