UI Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

University of Iowa
Department of Anesthesia
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
Phone: (319) 356-1749
Fax: (319) 356-2940
 Administrative Information
Department Chairman  Michael M. Todd, M.D.
Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship  Alan Ross, M.D.
Number of Fellowships
Salary  $60,000 (2013-2014)
Application Process

1. Submit an application online at Electronic Residency/Fellowship Application
2. Following review of a completed application, CV, personal statement, USMLE scores, and three letters of recommendation, an interview will be considered.
3. For additional information about the Fellowship Program or to request a printed copy of the application form, contact:

       Brad Lind
       Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
       Department of Anesthesia
       University of Iowa Health Care
       200 Hawkins Drive, 6-JCP
       Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1079

 Affiliated Faculty
  • Javier Campos, M.D., Professor; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Executive Medical Director of Main Operating Rooms, Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Satoshi Hanada, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Sundar Krishnan, M.B.B.S., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • John Moyers, M.D., Professor; District Director, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • David Papworth, M.B.B.S., FRCA, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Departmental Performance Improvement
  • Srinivasan Rajagopal, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Anesthesia Equipment
  • Alan Ross, M.D., Associate Professor, Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
  • Danai Udomtecha, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Ken-ichi Ueda, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Anesthesia Equipment
 Case Distribution

The Cardiothoracic Anesthesia faculty division oversees approximately 350 adult cardiac cases, 100 pediatric complex congenital heart disease cases, and 450 thoracic cases per year, as well as the robotic minimally invasive program. In addition, the vascular anesthesia program consists of approximately 500 cases, including the interventional cardiovascular program. Each year the department assists in 20 heart transplants and 15 lung transplants.

 Fellowship Accreditation

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship is a one-year fellowship which was recently accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 1, 2012.

Fellowship Required Rotations
  • Main Operating Rooms Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - 9 months.   The majority of the fellowship year consists of clinical anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgeries. The case-mix is approximately 80% adult, 20% pediatric.
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit – 1 month.   During this one-month required rotation, the fellow will focus on post-operative intensive care of adult cardiac and thoracic patients in the SICU.
Fellowship Elective Rotations

Elective rotations are taken in two-week segments for a maximum of 8 weeks of elective time.  Popular electives have included: adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, regional anesthesia, and perfusion. Elective time could involve additional experience in intensive care or a research project. It is possible to take all 8 weeks in a single elective rotation such as echocardiography.

Research Opportunities

Clinical research opportunities are available in cardiac and thoracic anesthesia. Contact Dr. Javier Campos for more information: javier-campos@uiowa.edu