University of California Los Angeles

Institution Name: University of California, Los Angeles
ACGME Accredited? Yes
Participates in SF Match? Yes
Department Chair Name: Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD
Department Chair Email:
ACTA Fellowship Director Name: Jacques (Prince) Neelankavil, MD; Associate Program Director: Reed Harvey, MD
ACTA Fellowship Director Email (for publication):;
Address 1: 757 Westwood Plaza
Address 2: Suite 3325
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip: 90095-7403
Country: USA
Phone: 3102678653
Number of Positions: 4
Clinical / Basic Research Yes
Clinical / Clinical Research Yes
Clinical Research only Yes
Comments: We are excited to offer 4 positions to applicants who are creative, hard-working, critical thinkers interested in gaining skills in patient care, echocardiography, research, leadership and process improvement. Our fellowship values integrity, diversity, teamwork and innovation. The cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care faculty are an experienced group of educators and leaders from diverse backgrounds with expertise in a wide array of clinical and research arenas. The UCLA fellowship experience draws on our institution’s high-acuity, complex pathology, and multidisciplinary approach to patient care to provide our trainees with unparalleled educational opportunities. We create a collegial environment for our fellows to learn adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology, transesophageal (TEE) and transthoracic (TTE) echocardiography, structural heart disease, percutaneous and minimally-invasive approaches to cardiac surgery, and pacemaker and ICD management. Echocardiography is a vital component to fellowship training, and we emphasize a broad application of cardiovascular imaging for complex clinical decision making, procedural guidance, and research. At UCLA we strive to train future physician leaders. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Annual Salary: $71,919 + $12,000 housing stipend
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 20
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description): 1-2 meetings per year (SCA, ASA)    Comments: There are abundant clinical and translational researc hopportunities for fulfilling ACGME requirements for scholarly activity. All fellows will present their academic work annually at the SCA conference, and the majority will publish their work in peer-reviewed journals during their fellowship or the year immediately following. Several fellows have received national grants and funding based on work started during their training at UCLA.    Funding: Department/Institutional Funds, Grants, and NIH funding  Dedicated Research Time: 1-2 months depending on the project  Echocardiography Instruction: 11 months of Intraoperative and Perioperative Echocardiography  Critical Care Rotation: 1 month  Formal Course Work Available in: Dual degrees may be pursued (e.g. Master’s Clinical Research, MBA, MPH, etc…)  Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 3 months out of 12 total months    Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2 per week  Type: Echo Rounds, TEE Lectures, Research Conferences, Journal Club, Multidisciplinary Surgical Conference
Academic Fellow Activities – in the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on: Abstracts Yes
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: Yes
Book Chapters: Yes
Other Publications: Yes
Total Number of Procedures: 1300
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures: 1100
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 15% Heart and Lung Transplant; 5-10% Mechanical Circulatory Support; 20% Complex Valve; 20% Re-do Cardiac Surgery; 5-10% Percutaneous Valve/Hybrid; 10% complex Aortic; 15% Congenital/Adult Cogenital
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 100-200
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 300
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants”: 170
Major Vascular Procedures: 100
Operating Equipment Available: Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 200; Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 25
Program Coordinator Name: Lucine Torosian
Program Coordinator Phone: 3102678653
Program Coordinator Email:
Name Reed Harvey
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