Montefiore Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Institution Name: Montefiore Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Website: (update in progress)
ACGME Accredited? Yes
Participates in SF Match? Yes
Department Chair Name: Ellise Delphin, MD
ACTA Fellowship Director Name: Christopher Y. Tanaka, MD, FASE
ACTA Fellowship Director Email (for publication):
Address 1: 111 East 210th Street
Address 2: Dept. of Anesthesiolgy- Silver Zone, 4th Floor
City: Bronx
State: NY
Zip: 10467
Country: USA
Phone: 718-920-4383
Fax: 718-653-2367
Number of Positions: 4
Clinical / Basic Research No
Clinical / Clinical Research No
Clinical Research only No
Basic Research only No
Comments: Approved for 4 ACGME fellowship positions since 2019 (previously 3 positions).
Annual Salary: $80,000 (PGY5)
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 16
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description): Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) Fellowship Education Program     Weekly sessions:    -TEE reading rounds   -ACTA Fellow PBLDs   -Anesthesiology Departmental grand rounds     Monthly Sessions:   -ACTA Fellowship Workshops (Heart dissection, TTE, lung ultrasound, line placement, 3D-TEE, etc.)   -ACTA Divisional Complex Case Conference   -Cardiothoracic Surgery Divisional Morbidity and mortality conference   -Departmental Quality Improvement Didactic Series   -Departmental Fellow’s College (post-training career preparation: e.g. personal finance, contract negotiation, litigation, etc)     Quarterly sessions:   -ACTA Divisional Journal Club   -Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Aortic Conference   -Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Joint Conference       Annual Meetings:   -SCA Annual Meeting (reimbursed)   -New York City TEE Conference
Academic Fellow Activities – in the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on: Abstracts 19
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 7
Book Chapters: 4
Other Publications: 6
QI Projects: 5 (All fellows participate in a group QI project)
Total Number of Procedures: ~1,300 cardiothoracic procedures/year
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures: >700 CPB procedures/year
Number of Cardiac Procedures:  >1,000 cardiac procedures/year
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: >250 Off-CPB procedures/year (includes off-pump CABG, robot-assisted CABG)
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: >250 thoracic procedures/year
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants”: >40 heart transplants/year, >40 lung transplants/year, *>25 durable VAD implantations/year
Major Vascular Procedures: >100 (includes open and endovascular abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs; all spinal drains for vascular procedures placed by ACTA team)
Operating Equipment Available:  State-of-the-art 3D echo machines- (intraprocedural TEE performed/interpreted by ACTA team for all adult cardiac surgeries and majority of structural heart cases-TAVR, LAA closure, Mitraclip, Angiovac; intraprocedural TTE performed/interpreted by ACTA for all TAVRs), point-of-care ultrasound machines, thromboelastography, cerebral oximetry, robotic surgery, hybrid operating room
Program Coordinator Name: Debbie Lopez
Program Coordinator Phone: 718-920-4383
Program Coordinator Email:
Name Christopher Y. Tanaka, MD
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