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The fellowship is for a term of one year. The 12-month program shall include experience in providing anesthesia for cardiac, non-cardiac thoracic, and intrathoracic vascular surgical procedures. It shall also include anesthesia for nonoperative diagnostic and interventional cardiac and thoracic procedures outside of the operating room. Additional experience in preanesthesia preparation, postanesthesia care, pain management, and advanced cardiac life support will be provided. Fellows obtain advanced clinical and didactic training in transesophageal echocardiography, including two dedicated rotations in our cardiology department’s echocardiography laboratory. Experience in the postoperative critical care of cardiac surgical patients is obtained during rotation in the ICU with instruction from our own faculty. Our program is designed to provide experience in all aspects of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology as well as opportunities for clinical and basic science research. We have a dedicated cardiovascular thoracic operating room with built-in state-of-the-art equipment.