Cardiothoracic Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.

This program offers one 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship position.  Our program is participating in the ACTA Fellowship Match through SF Match. For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than February 1, 2015.

The program is designed to offer 12 months of post residency clinical subspecialty anesthesia training for patients with coronary atherosclerotic disease, aortic atherosclerotic disease, thoracic aortic disease, valvular heart diseases, end stage heart failure, pulmonary, and congenital heart diseases in children and adults. The fellow will also have dedicated rotations in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit and will also have several rotations where the focus of their education will be spent gaining technical skill and interpretation of Transesophageal Echocardiography. At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will have met the minimum criteria set forth by the ACGME to qualify as certified in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and will be prepared to sit for the Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography certification exam.

Valerie Sera, MD, DDS
Associate Professor
Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Director

Prospective Fellows

To apply, please complete: Additionally, please arrange for the submission of:
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from your residency program director)
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial/copies accepted)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores (unofficial/copies accepted)

Please submit completed application packets to:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Education Manager at (503) 418-4164.