Department of Anesthesiology

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Erin A. Sullivan, MD
Director

The Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division encompasses five hospital locations: UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy, and the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

Surgical procedures span the full spectrum of adult cardiothoracic practice: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (including minimally invasive coronary artery bypass (Mid-CAB) and off-pump coronary artery bypass (OP-CAB)), conventional cardiac valve replacement and repair, minimally invasive/robotic valve and MAZE surgery, thoracic aorta repair/reconstruction (conventional and endovascular approach), pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, repair of ventricular and atrial septal defects, and removal of cardiac tumors/myxomas, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), pulmonary resection (conventional and minimally invasive approach), pneumonectomy, minimally invasive esophagectomy, complex endoscopy procedures (flexible/rigid bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy), tracheal resection, and minimally invasive procedures for digestive disorders.

UPMC Presbyterian is recognized as a world leader in heart, lung, and heart-double lung transplants and is the designated site in the UPMC health care system for these procedures. This campus is also the primary site for the surgical treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure.

For more information about the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division, including the most recent faculty member, CRNA, and case counts, please see the department’s most recent annual report.