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Program Coordinator, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Phone: 305-585-1191, Option 2, 1
Email: mcwells@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All positions are filled through the SF Match Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the SF Match Program’s Central Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted between October and January. Interviews are conducted between January and April.

Call Schedule

A fellow is assigned to home call at Jackson Memorial Hospital each night, split between the three fellows throughout the year. Fellows are only utilized for “fellow-level” cases.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide superlative comprehensive anesthesia care throughout the perioperative period, ensuring maximum patient safety and comfort. We emphasize patient care, education and research, by employing the latest cutting-edge anesthesia techniques, such as Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography, as a monitoring standard.

Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anesthesia management during the actual surgical procedure. Anesthesiology faculty also work with other experts to optimize the patient preoperatively, as well as to closely monitor the patient in the postoperative setting. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is responsible for overseeing the cardiothoracic intensive care units at UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide superlative comprehensive anesthesia care throughout the perioperative period, ensuring maximum patient safety and comfort. We emphasize patient care, education and research, by employing the latest cutting-edge anesthesia techniques, such as Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography, as a monitoring standard.

Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anesthesia management during the actual surgical procedure. Anesthesiology faculty also work with other experts to optimize the patient preoperatively, as well as to closely monitor the patient in the postoperative setting. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is responsible for overseeing the cardiothoracic intensive care units at UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Program Director’s Welcome

With three accredited fellowship positions offered, the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Fellowship Program offers a unique setting and opportunity for selected fellows. Our division provides perioperative cardiothoracic and vascular care to patients in three major institutions, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UHealth Tower. The primary site of fellowship, Jackson Memorial Hospital, is an internationally recognized medical center that has been performing open heart surgery since the late 1950s. Currently a diverse group of heart, thoracic and vascular surgeons, in conjunction with the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, are fulfilling the health system’s mission of providing a single, high standard of quality cardiac care for the residents of Miami-Dade County and beyond.

With a vast amount of cases seen, including adult congenital procedures, aortic reconstruction, mitral clips, pump, thoracic organ transplant, transcatheter aortic procedures and more, the clinical experience is unmatched within South Florida.

Program Director’s Welcome

With three accredited fellowship positions offered, the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Fellowship Program offers a unique setting and opportunity for selected fellows. Our division provides perioperative cardiothoracic and vascular care to patients in three major institutions, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UHealth Tower. The primary site of fellowship, Jackson Memorial Hospital, is an internationally recognized medical center that has been performing open heart surgery since the late 1950s. Currently a diverse group of heart, thoracic and vascular surgeons, in conjunction with the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, are fulfilling the health system’s mission of providing a single, high standard of quality cardiac care for the residents of Miami-Dade County and beyond.

With a vast amount of cases seen, including adult congenital procedures, aortic reconstruction, mitral clips, pump, thoracic organ transplant, transcatheter aortic procedures and more, the clinical experience is unmatched within South Florida.

In addition to routine cardiac surgical care, fellows can expect to become familiar with the full spectrum of heart failure care including heart and lung transplant, multi-organ transplant, ventricular assist device cases and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cases. Our division also provides care of thoracic non-cardiac cases including esophageal and tracheal reconstruction, interventional pulmonology procedures, mediastinal surgery, and open and thoracoscopic lung resections. Lastly, the percutaneous valve programs at all three centers are growing rapidly and our division provides comprehensive care for the procedures.

The acuity and depth of clinical exposure invariably meet our clinical education goals, and a carefully tailored lecture curriculum solidifies our education mission. Additionally, a high publication output amongst faculty allots numerous opportunities for fellows to participate in research aimed at advancing all areas of cardiac medicine.

-Michael Fabbro II, DO

Description

The acuity and depth of clinical exposure invariably meet our clinical education goals, and a carefully tailored lecture curriculum solidifies our education mission. Additionally, a high publication output amongst faculty allots numerous opportunities for fellows to participate in research aimed at advancing all areas of cardiac medicine.

-Michael Fabbro II, DO

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate for trans-esophageal echocardiography

250+ thoracic, non-cardiac cases & 700 pump cases annually

Faculty mentorship

Year 1

Year 1

Fellows can expect to gain experience in cardiothoracic surgery, heart failure surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic thoracic surgery and routine cardiac surgery, as well as experience with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and extensive heart, lung and multi-organ transplants.

Fellows will have one month in the cardiac surgical intensive care unit and one month of elective time. Opportunities for electives can include cardiac catheterization, congenital cardiac cases, pediatric, perfusion and research.

Didactic Curriculum:
Fellows will experience weekly multidisciplinary lectures with a focus on perioperative echocardiography, perioperative management of cardiac surgery patients and leadership. Fellows will also participate in routine morbidity and mortality and routine journal club activities.

Mentorship:
Each fellow will have a designated faculty mentor.

Your Faculty

Oscar Aljure, MD
Assistant Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Michael E. Barron, MD
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Mathias Bruefach III, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Michael Fabbro II, DO
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program

Asif Neil Mohammed, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Hugo Rocha, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Quality Officer, Department of Anesthesia

Yiliam F. Rodriguez-Blanco, MD
Yiliam F. Rodriguez-Blanco, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Director, Clinical Research
Lead, Residency Research Rotation
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Cleveland Clinic
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Arizona

Alumni Placements Include:

Cleveland Clinic
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Arizona