Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Institution Name: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
ACGME Accredited? Yes
Participates in SF Match? Yes
Department Chair Name: Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA)
ACTA Fellowship Director Name: Theodore Cios, MD, MPH, FASE
ACTA Fellowship Director Email (for publication):
Address 1: 500 University Drive
Address 2: H187, C2800
City: Hershey
State: PA
Zip: 17033
Country: USA
Phone: 717-531-6489
Fax: 717-531-0826
Number of Positions: 1
Clinical / Basic Research No
Clinical / Clinical Research No
Clinical Research only No
Basic Research only No
Comments: Minimum length of training – 12 months    Application process: All applications must be submitted through the San Francisco Match. To be considered for a fellowship position, candidates must complete an ACGME-accredited or RCPPSC-accredited fellowship. In addition to their application, applications must provide a supporting documents. Please see our website for more information.      The application deadline is January 15, 2021.    Faculty & Areas of Interest:  Theodore Cios, MD, MPH – TEE, strain echocardiography, vasoplegia in cardiac surgery, neuromonitoring, handoffs  David Fehr, MD – peds CT  Dmitri Guvakov, MD – quantitative TEE, hypothermic circulatory arrest methodology & techniques, Trans-oceanic international sail racing, cross country skiing, skiing racing  Anita Malhotra, MD – critical care medicine  Shayne (Mike) Roberts, DO – TEE, TTE, 3D echo, strain echo, RV function  John Rossi, MD – cardiac anesthesia    Structural Heart Cases:  • TAVR = 168  • CLIP = 25  • WATCH = 18
Annual Salary: $69,886 – plus benefits
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 5
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description): We have a thorough and robust educational component to our program. The fellow will have scheduled weekly adult cardiothoracic lectures throughout the year covering core topics in the specialty (i.e. disease/surgery management, echocardiography topics). Included in this lecture series is a monthly, fellow-directed cardiothoracic journal club and monthly case conferences. In addition, weekly Echocardiography Rounds are conducted to review interesting studies with cardiothoracic anesthesia faculty. Once a month, there is also a fellow lecture series for fellows of all anesthesia subspecialties to meet over dinner with faculty members throughout the department to discuss topics such as leadership, finances, and research skills. Several other educational opportunities exist with protected time dedicated to them and include:    Cardiology echocardiography lectures (Weekly)  General Anesthesia Grand Rounds (Weekly)  General Anesthesia Journal Club  (Monthly)  Cardiac Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference (Weekly)  Echo Rounds (Weekly)
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures: 441
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 620
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 253
Major Vascular Procedures: 754
Operating Equipment Available: We have two dedicated cardiac operating rooms as well as hybrid operating room. We also have an additional pediatric cardiac operating room located in the adjoining Children’s Hospital. Our perioperative echocardiography machines are the Philips CVx platform with X8 and X7 TEE probes as well as surface (TTE) and vascular access probes. All of our echocardiography equipment is 3D capable. We use Synapse Cardiovascular Suite for offline interpretation.
Program Coordinator Name: Katelyn Kirby, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator Phone: 717-531-6489
Program Coordinator Email:
Name Katelyn Kirby
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