Westchester Medical Center – New York Medical College

Name of Institution Westchester Medical Center
Address 100 Woods Road, Macy Pavilion, Rm 2393
Address 2  
City Valhalla
State NY
Zip Code 10595
Main Ph No. 914-493-7692
Website westchestermedicalcenter.org/cardiothoracic-anesthesiology-fellowship-program
ACGME Accredited: Yes Yes
ACGME Accredited: No  
SF Match: Yes Yes
SF Match: No  
Department Chair Peter Panzica, M.D.
Dept. Chair Email Peter.Panzica@wmchealth.org
Fellow Director Draginja Cvetkovic, M.D., FASA
Fellow Director Email Draginja.Cvetkovic@wmchealth.org
Program Coord. Dorian DuBois
Program Coord. Email Dorian.DuBois@wmchealth.org
Total Number of Procedures 1600
Number of CPB Procedures 550
Number of Cardiac Procedures 800
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures 250
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures 270
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants 35
Number of Major Vascular Procedures 150
Operating Equipment Available yes
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years 8 (2 each year)
Number of Positions Available 3 per year
Clinical/Basic Research Positions Available – YES/NO No
Clinical/Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NO No
Clinical Research Positions Available – YES/NO No
Basic Research Only Positions Available – YES/NO No
Fellow Annual Salary $78,317
Does your program provide fellows with the opportunity to attend national or local conferences? All fellows participate in at least one major meeting per year. In addition, fellows who are first authors are supported to attend any meeting in which they are presenting. All efforts are made to ensure that every fellow has the opportunity to attend local meetings, such as NYSA PGA held in NYC each December.
Overall comments regarding your program. The goal of our program is to train anesthesiologists to became expert consultant cardiothoracic anesthesiologists and proficient perioperative physicians in both academic and non-academic settings. In addition, by completing the ACGME-accredited educational program in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, the fellows will successfully complete the requirements to become Diplomate of the National Board in Echocardiography in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Abstracts 7
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Peer-Review Journal Articles  1
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Book Chapters 3
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: Other Publications  
Last 5 years, number of fellows as 1st/2nd authors: QI Projects 6