Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Name of InstitutionUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology
Address2500 North State Street
Address 2
Zip Code39216-4505
Main Ph No.601-984-5900
ACGME AccreditedYes
SF MatchYes
Department ChairHarendra Arora
Dept. Chair
Fellow Director
Fellow Director Email
Program Coord.Latonya L. Edwards
Program Coord.
Total Number of Procedures
Number of CPB Procedures150
Number of Cardiac Procedures400
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures125
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures210
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants6
Number of Major Vascular Procedures
Operating Equipment Available3 Phillips Echo machines 2 of which are Epiq 7, TEG 6s and Sonosite and Mindray ultrasound for cardiac regional anesthesia
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years4
Number of Positions Available1
Clinical/Basic Research Positions Available – YES/NO
Clinical/Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NO
Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NO
Basic Research Only Positions Available – YES/NO
Fellow Annual Salary
Does your program provide fellows with the opportunity to attend national or local conferences?Fellows are expected to present at the Annual SCA conference for which they receive dedicated educational leave and CME allowance.
Overall comments regarding your program.University of Mississippi Medical center is the only tertiary referral hospital in the state with both cardiac and Liver transplant programs. The fellowship program provides a wealth of opportunities for fellows to learn through management of a variety of complex patients coming from all over the state. The program provides a wide gamut of clinical experiences from mechanical circulatory device placement to adult congenital cardiac surgeries. This fellowship offers a two-month rotation at a private practice hospital that offers exposure to minimally invasive cardiac surgeries in a community setting. Fellows also get to do a one-month rotation in Pediatric cardiac anesthesia at the Sanderson Children’s hospital located within the university hospital campus. Our structured didactic schedule offers weekly lectures catered to the ABA cardiac anesthesia board exam and NBE TEE boards, weekly grand rounds including monthly Morbidity and Mortality conferences, journal clubs and Echo conferences. Fellows are trained by 6 Board certified Cardiac Anesthesiologists who are adept at TEE for interventional percutaneous procedures such TEER with MitraClip and LAA closure.
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Abstracts 3
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Peer-Review Journal Articles
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Book Chapters
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Other Publications
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: QI Projects4