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Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Javier Campos

Javier Campos, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Medical Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia


The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia provides perioperative management for the adult and pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery including heart transplants.  In addition the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia provides care for patients undergoing thoracic and esophageal surgery, including a very active program for lung transplantation.

The faculty members of the division are fully trained on transesophageal echocardiography.

Education

  • 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 Division holds regular journal clubs for members of the Department of Anesthesia or other specialties, and actively participates at national and international meetings (as speakers, panel moderators, committees, PBLD and workshops)

Research

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
  • High dose opioids and cardio-pulmonary bypass