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Introduction and Application Process

Program Description:
Accreditation: ACGME approved
Number of positions: 2 (two)
Stipend: PGY V. level


University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado
          Adult Cardiac and Thoracic
          Congenital Cardiac
          Intraoperative TEE
          Echocardiography Laboratory
          Cardiothoracic ICU
          Research (optional)
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado
          Adult Cardiac
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, Colorado
          Pediatric Cardiac


Operating rooms networked, connected to Xcelera Echocardiography System
3-Dimensional TEE available
All Cardiothoracic faculty perioperative TEE certified


University of Colorado Denver
          Aortic Surgery (Dissection, Aneurysm)
          Heart Transplant
          Lung Transplant
          Ventricular Assist Devices
          VATS Lobectomy, Open Lobectomy
          Pneumonectomy, Tracheal resection
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
The Children’s Hospital
          Congenital pediatric cardiac cases

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Faculty:

Tamas Seres, MD
     Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Ferenc Puskas, MD, PhD
     Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Director
Glenn Gravlee, MD
     SCA Past President
Fadi V. Nasrallah, MD, MBA
     Operating Room Medical Director
Nathaen Weitzel, MD
     Perioperative TEE Director
Fareed Azam, MD
     ICU Co-Director
Paul Chetham, MD
     Section Chief Cardiac Anesthesia
     Saint Joseph's Hospital
Mark Twite, MA, MB, BChir, MRCPCH
     Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
     The Children's Hospital
Robert Friesen, MD
     The Children's Hospital

Application dates for the July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Fellowship Positions (2):

  1. Start accepting applications: January 1, 2014
  2. Must receive completed application package by: April 30, 2014
  3. Interviews: March to June, 2014
  4. Decision: The program participates in the CT Fellowship SF Match


Call schedule: 2 calls/week and 1 weekened/month, only during University OR rotations.

Academic Experience:

One academic day/week
At least 1 month for research (this can be negotiable depending on the project)
Time and support for one Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology meeting


Appropriate office with computer and internet access
Reimbursement of successful TEE exam

Why Colorado?

Enjoy 300 days of annual sunshine
Incredible skiing and snowboarding
Road and mountain biking
World-famous Rocky Mountains
Home of the Super-Bowl Champion Broncos (1998 and 1999), Stanley Cup winning Avalanche (1996 and 2001), Champion Mammoth (2006), and Nuggets.