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Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

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Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH, FASE

Our Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division encompasses UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Passavant, and UPMC Altoona.

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.

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh offers world-class opportunities for advanced training in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology. Four ACGME-accredited one-year positions are available each year.

Learn more about the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship.

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Latest News

Read the latest news from our Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology division, including clinical and research updates, accomplishments and accolades, and much more.

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Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Forum

View our schedule of monthly virtual Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Forum lectures presented by our faculty and fellows on select Wednesdays at 6:30 am during the academic year (September – June).