Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Ochsner Medical Center

Name of InstitutionOchsner Medical Center
Address1514 Jefferson Hwy
Address 2
CityNew Orleans
Zip Code70121
Main Ph No.504-842-0085
ACGME AccreditedYes
SF MatchYes
Department ChairDavid Broussard, MD
Dept. Chair
Fellow DirectorLogan Kosarek, MD
Fellow Director
Program Coord.Michelle Davis
Program Coord.
Total Number of Procedures> 700
Number of CPB Proceduresapproximately 500 CPB cases per year
Number of Cardiac Procedures> 700 including CPB and cath lab
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures> 200 OPCAB and cath lab
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures> 200 estimated
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplantsconsistently > 60 since 2016
Number of Major Vascular Procedures> 200 estimated
Operating Equipment AvailableTop of the line Philips TEE machines (CVx and Epiq7) as well as several older models (iE33). Equipment relevant to the cardiac fellowship also includes: rapid TEG machine, Belmont rapid infuser, Hepcon HMS, point of care iSTAT, Edwards CCO-SvO2 PA catheters, and Epic EMR
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years9
Number of Positions Available2
Clinical/Basic Research Positions Available – YES/NONo
Clinical/Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NONo
Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NONo
Basic Research Only Positions Available – YES/NONo
Fellow Annual Salary$63,400
Does your program provide fellows with the opportunity to attend national or local conferences?Yes, fellows are expected to attend the SCA Annual Meeting and are encouraged to attend any other meetings of interest to them. They have 5 educational days to use toward this effort.
Overall comments regarding your program.Strong clinical program with a wide variety of high acuity cases. Flexible year with easy-going attendings and exceptional surgeons. We have a robust didactic curriculum with many educational opportunities. This includes weekly lectures on Wednesday mornings with a dedicated cardiac anesthesia faculty, monthly echo rounds with the cardiac section, quarterly or bi-monthly journal club with cardiac surgery and anesthesia, and almost daily echo reading sessions. Additionally, our fellows attend relevant echo conferences with cardiology.
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Abstracts9
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Peer-Review Journal Articles2
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Book Chapters1
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Other Publications
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: QI Projects9