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Cardiothoracic Anesthesia


Andrew Feider, MD

Message from the Division Chief

Every year, the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division handles an average of 450 thoracic cases, 350 adult cardiac cases, 100 pediatric complex congenital heart disease cases, and about three dozen heart/lung transplant cases, as well as 600 cases through the Interventional Cardiovascular Program.

ICP cases
thoracic cases
cardiac cases

The Department of Anesthesia sponsors an ACGME-accredited Adult Cardiothoracic fellowship
The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia has an echocardiography simulation skill lab where residents, fellows and faculty learn and test their skills on echocardiography


The Cardiothoracic Anesthesia division is active in clinical research, including: Thoracic anesthesia (lung isolation techniques), Vascular physiology, Regional anesthesia for cardiac surgery, Ultrasound-guided vascular access, High spinal anesthesia in cardiac anesthesia, Ultrasound Sonography and Regional Anesthesia, Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Trials, Anesthetic Techniques for Tracheal Stenosis Excision and Balloon Dilation, Visual Monitor of Obstructed Respiratory Breathing, Anesthetic Agents and Cardiovascular System, POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound), Fast-tracking the recovery of the cardiac surgery patient, ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Transesophageal Echocardiography, Left Ventricular Assist Devices, and high dose opioids and cardio-pulmonary bypass.