Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Institution Name:New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Faculty List Page on Website (optional, if different from above):
ACGME Accredited?Yes
Participates in SF Match?Yes
Department Chair Name:Ansgar M. Brambrink, MD, PhD
Department Chair
ACTA Fellowship Director Name:Allen Friedman, MD
ACTA Fellowship Director Email (for publication)
Address 1:622 W 168th street
Address 2:PH 5-505
City:New York
Phone:+1 212 342 2210
Fax:+1 212 342 2211
Number of Positions:9
Clinical / Basic ResearchYes
Clinical / Clinical ResearchYes
Annual Salary:$110,700
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years:39
Number of Positions Available:9
Clinical Research Only Positions Available: YES/NOno
Basic Research Only Positions Available: YES/NOno
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description):Yes. Our fellows are given the time and financial support needed to participate in regional or national conferences.
Academic Fellow Activities – in the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on: Abstracts30
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:5
Book Chapters:5
Other Publications:5
QI Projects:35
Total Number of Procedures:2500-3000
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures:1000
Number of Cardiac Procedures:900-1100
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures:~600 (includes TAVR)
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures:1250
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants:200
Major Vascular Procedures:
Operating Equipment Available:We perform open thoracoabdominal repair surgery, CTEPH procedures, robotic surgery, structural heart interventions, and pediatric congenital heart surgery
Program Coordinator Name:Clara Gutierrez
Program Coordinator Phone:+1 212 342 2210
Program Coordinator
Overall comments about your program:Our program has established a robust didactic curriculum, which is revised and updated annually to best prepare our fellows for the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Certification Exam as well as the Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Board Exam. Education time (approximately 4 hours per week) is protected and attendance is facilitated.
Didactic Lectures:
Weekly multidisciplinary lectures covering topics relevant to the practice of ACTA, including the use of simulation and case-based discussions. Lectures are delivered by ACTA faculty as well as faculty members from other departments (i.e. cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery).
Journal Club:
Led by ACTA fellows, and moderated by Dr. Aaron MiMel, monthly journal club allows for a review of current topics relevant to ACTA prac=ce with a focus on evaluation of study design and results interpretation.
TEE Didactics:
Comprehensive curriculum that prepares fellows for proficiency in perioperative TEE acquisition and interpretation, and prepares them for certification in advanced perioperative TEE. These sessions are held weekly and are predominantly led by Dr. Jack Shanewise and Dr. Kurt Hoffmeister.
TEE Case Review:
Weekly review of interesting TEE studies, led by ACTA fellows and moderated by ACTA faculty.
Other Institutional Offerings:
Anesthesiology Department Grand Rounds, Critical Care Grand Rounds, Combined
Cardiothoracic Surgery/Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine M&M Conference, Annual Pig Heart Dissection, Research Conferences