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About the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

Our ACGME-accredited subspecialty program in cardiothoracic anesthesiology is structured to ensure optimal patient care while providing fellows the opportunity to develop skills in clinical care as well as judgment, teaching, and research.

The fellow will become proficient in providing anesthesia care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery with and without extracorporeal circulation and thoracic surgery including operations on the lung, esophagus and thoracic aorta. Training will also include patients undergoing nonoperative diagnostic and interventional cardiac, thoracic and electrophysiological procedures.

In addition, the fellow will develop skills in the conduct of preoperative patient evaluation and interpretation of cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnostic test data, hemodynamic and respiratory monitoring, advanced level perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), management of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), pharmacological and mechanical hemodynamic support, perioperative critical care including ventilatory support and perioperative pain management.

Our program provides exposure to the wide variety of clinical problems in cardiothoracic patients that are necessary for the development of these skills. The fellow will practice at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


Facilities are readily available at all times to provide prompt, noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiothoracic procedures, including echocardiography, cardiac stress testing, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiological testing and therapeutic intervention, cardiopulmonary scanning procedures, and pulmonary function testing.


Benu Makkad, MD - Fellowship Director
Erin Grawe, MD
Andrea Girnius, MD
Ahmed Khalil, MD
Rajeshri Nayak, MD
Dustin Tsitouris, MD
Matt Wallace, MD
Ping Wang, MD
Paul Wojciechowski, MD