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This is an exciting one-year fellowship in thoracic anesthesia for trainees to gain expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients undergoing complex thoracic surgery. The fellow may administer anesthesia under direct supervision of an attending physician or in a supervisory role of CA-3 house staff with an overseeing attending. The fellow spends time on the Pain Service gaining experience in placement of thoracic epidurals and patient care. Elective time in pulmonary medicine is suggested so that the fellow may have a better understanding of bronchoscopy and pulmonary function lab methods, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy. Elective time is also offered outside of Memorial Sloan-Kettering for those interested in learning lung transplant anesthesia or intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
The fellow attends educational conferences on anesthesiology, thoracic anesthesia, and thoracic surgery. In addition, the fellow will have one non-clinical day a week for research and educational purposes, will organize presentations for the Thoracic Anesthesia Journal Club, and will attend courses in introductory biostatistics. Mentored clinical research will be encouraged, with the goal of presenting at national meetings and eventual publication of work in peer-reviewed journals.