Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

The Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship program offers advanced training in the anesthetic management of patients with congenital heart disease and includes surgical and nonsurgical intervention, as well as critical care management. The program requires that the fellow applicant has completed an approved pediatric anesthesiology fellowship.

The program training length is 12 months. The fellowship is structured with six months spent in the pediatric cardiac operating room working alongside other pediatric anesthesia fellows, two months spent in the cardiac intensive care unit, one month of cardiac imaging, one month working with perfusion, and one month of research/ elective work. Fellows will spend approximately one day a week during throughout their fellowship functioning as an attending in the general OR and cath lab.

Application Process

The qualifications for the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program are that the applicant will have completed an AGCME-Accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program and an approved pediatric anesthesiology fellowship. Upon completion of the fellowship application, fellows will be selected by a review committee on the basis of letters of reference and the interview.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick M. Callahan, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship 
c/o Barb Chismar, Project Manager
UPP Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Phone: 412-692-4505
Fax: 412-692-4515
E-mail: ​chismarbn@upmc.edu