Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our team of highly motivated academic cardiothoracic anesthesiologists prepare our fellows by guiding their development and skills in clinical care, teaching, and research. Our didactic teaching program and busy surgical service provide outstanding educational opportunities both in and out of the operating rooms. With the extensive clinical experience, guidance, and education they receive, our fellows become competent to provide the best outcomes for patients under their care. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology offers a one-year fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We are approved for 8 fellowship positions each academic year and we utilize the SF Match.

Our division provides anesthesia for approximately 1,600 cardiac and 400 thoracic surgical cases annually and we are one of the busiest mitral valve repair centers in the nation, performing over 400 mitral repairs per year. Our complex aortic surgical center is rapidly evolving with over 100 Ross procedures done annually making Mount Sinai the busiest Ross program in the world. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Mount Sinai Hospital as one of the nation's top hospitals and currently rank #4 in Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Our fellows participate in a large variety of complex, high acuity cases including off-pump coronary artery bypass, total artificial heart, durable ventricular assist device placement, heart and lung transplantation, as well as multiorgan transplant, including heart-liver transplantation. Our structural heart program is one of the busiest in the nation and currently performs over 650 interventional procedures annually including transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), MitraClip, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement and TriClip. In addition, we routinely provide care to pediatric patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic interventional cardiology procedures, and to a large and growing number of pediatric and adult patients undergoing percutaneous electrophysiologic studies and other cutting-edge interventions.

The fellowship’s didactic program consists of weekly TEE review and divisional grand rounds including focused topical lectures, quality improvement conference and guest speakers from a variety of disciplines.

In addition to fulfilling all ACGME requirements, fellows receive the necessary training to become certified in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). In the past 15 years, approximately 100 percent of our fellows who took the perioperative TEE exam passed it on the first attempt.

After graduation, our fellows go on to practice in a variety of perioperative settings from small community-based programs to quaternary care medical centers. With the extensive clinical experience, guidance, and education they receive, our fellows become competent to provide the best outcomes for patients under their care.

View our current fellows. All application materials must be sent directly to the San Francisco Match. In order to register and apply, please visit the SF Match and follow online instructions. Additionally, please email our program coordinator Alina Kharisova your CT Supplemental Information to complete your application.

*Applicants interested in both Critical Care Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowships at Mount Sinai: please complete applications for both fellowships via SF match AND indicate the interest in dual fellowships where appropriate in the application. Please also directly message our program coordinators for each specialty via email to notify us regarding your intentions. Per ACGME, the fellowships are separate single year fellowships, performed in succession for a total of 24 months of fellowship training.

Click here to watch our video and learn more about our program from attendings and past fellows.