University of Rochester

Institution Name: University of Rochester
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ACGME Accredited? Yes
Participates in SF Match? Yes
Department Chair Name: Michael Eaton, MD
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ACTA Fellowship Director Name: Brandon Lebow, M.D.
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Address 1: 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 604
Address 2: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
City: Rochester
State: New York
Zip: 14642
Country: USA
Phone: 585-276-3770
Fax: 585-244-7271
Number of Positions: 3
Clinical / Basic Research No
Clinical / Clinical Research Yes
Clinical Research only No
Basic Research only No
Comments: The Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology provides perioperative care for over 1000 operations per year including adult and pediatric cardiac surgery cases.  The two CT fellows participate in a diverse case mix including congenital cases (for neonates and adults), myocardial revascularizations, minimally invasive cardiac procedures (watchman, TAVR, AVR, MVR, Mitraclip), VADS (minimally invasive and sternotomy), endovascular and open thoracic aortic procedures, and high risk procedures including VADS, ECMO and heart transplants.  A comprehensive didactic curriculum includes formal weekly fellow education and multidisciplinary TEE and TTE training.  Implementation of fellow practice improvement QI projects, faculty research in hemostasis and coagulation, ischemia-reperfusion, and outcomes research provides additional opportunities for scholarly activity.
Annual Salary: $70,568 for 2021-2022
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 10
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description): Fellows are offered one to two didactic sessions per week dedicated to the specialty of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. These include two seminar tracks including Clinical Management Seminars and Perioperative Echocardiography Seminars. Fellows also have access to the following educational conferences:    -Scheduled Echo reading sessions with ACTA faculty  -Multidisciplinary Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesiology Journal Club   -Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Education Days and Seminars  – an ongoing educational series for residents taught by UR faculty on basic TTE, lung, TEE, FAST, gastric, and airway US. Fellows participate as learners in an early session and may participate as educators or course designers later in the year.  -Multidisciplinary Heart Dissection “Wet Lab”   -“Perfusion Day” at SUNY upstate in Syracuse – a field trip to Syracuse where fellows learn the CPB machine in more depth and participate in a CPB simulator experience
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures: 1000
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 1200
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 1000
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants”: 15
Program Coordinator Name: Cathy Ercolamento
Program Coordinator Phone: (585) 275-2143
Program Coordinator Email:
Name Brandon Lebow
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