Our ACGME-accredited pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship represents an advanced fellowship training opportunity, allowing for a specific focus on this complex subset of pediatric anesthesia patients. There is a growing and continued need to have more in depth training and therefore experienced subspecialty pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, as recognized by the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society. This fellowship is designed to provide clinical training, didactic instruction and clinical or basic science research in an effort to produce a trainee who is well prepared to begin a clinical and / or academic career in pediatric cardiac anesthesia. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Heart Institute will provide the breadth and depth of experience to obtain this training while developing an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of congenital cardiac defects.

Last year the division of cardiac anesthesia here at Cincinnati Children’s provided care for 821 cardiac catheterizations (diagnostic, therapeutic, hybrid), 184 electrophysiologic procedures, 268 cardiopulmonary bypass open heart cases, 107 non-bypass heart cases, and 11 thoracic cases. We perform, on average, 10 cardiac transplants each year, and have a well-established lung transplant program. Our cardiothoracic surgeons have experience in the implantation of various ventricular assist devices for heart failure, such as the Berlin Heart EXCOR, HeartMate II, HeartWare, and Syncardia Total Artificial Heart. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the few centers nationwide performing slide tracheoplasties for complete tracheal rings, which involves cardiothoracic surgery when cardiopulmonary bypass is required. Beyond the operating room and cardiac catheterization laboratory, fellows will learn how to provide anesthesia for cardiac radiologic procedures, such as MRI, CT and echocardiograms. They will also care for patients in the cardiac intensive care unit.

We offer two full-time fellowship positions each year and accept applications on a rolling basis prior to the start of the academic year. Moonlighting is available, however, must comply with ACGME guidelines, and the fellow must be able to obtain an unrestricted Ohio license.