Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

Program Director: Raj K. Modak, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Tamara Hemovich
Division Head: Raj Modak, M.D.
Anesthesiology Chairman: Michael C. Lewis, M.D.
For more information: Call (313) 916-8372

The Henry Ford Hospital Department of Anesthesiology offers a one year, ACGME approved cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. The program, started in 2006, has a single position available annually for applicants interested in advanced training in this exciting field.

The fellowship consists of six months of adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology, one month of adult thoracic anesthesiology, one month of transesophageal echocardiography and one month of cardiothoracic intensive care. In addition to these requirements, we offer electives in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, perfusion and heart failure.

Our fellows play an integral role in the care of patients presenting for cardiothoracic surgery, including both resident supervision and direct patient care. We have a well-developed fellow level didactic program with special emphasis on intra-operative echocardiography and advanced topics in cardiac anesthesia and critical care.

The Henry Ford Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery Division performs approximately five hundred open heart surgeries a year, including heart and lung transplantation, adult congenital surgery, ventricular assist device placement, thoracic aortic procedures with and without circulatory arrest, as well as the full gamut of valve and coronary revascularization procedures. In addition they perform approximately 250 non-cardiac thoracic procedures annually.

Our fellows receive extensive training in intra-operative echocardiography from our experienced staff of cardiothoracic anesthesiologists. All fellows are expected to perform and observe the requisite 300 TEE exams necessary for National Board of Echocardiography certification by the completion of training.
Our seven cardiothoracic anesthesiologists are dedicated clinicians and educators. Many have completed formal cardiothoracic anesthesiology training and all have extensive TEE experience.

Application process

Graduates of an ACGME accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program are eligible to apply by submitting the standard GME application form, accompanied by a resume, personal statement, three letters of reference, USMLE scores, medical school transcripts, In-training exam scores, valid ECFMG certificate and proof of visa status, if applicable. All applications will receive careful review and consideration by the selection committee. Interviews are scheduled by invitation after the complete application is received.

Applicants can request an application via email to the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Tamara Hemovich.

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