Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

The Cardiovascular Anesthesia section offers an ACGME-approved, one-year fellowship designed to provide clinical subspecialty training and clinical research opportunities. The clinical fellowship is flexible and designed to meet the needs of those interested in either an academic career or clinical practice.

In general, emphasis will usually be clinical adult cardiovascular anesthesia. Major vascular surgery, particularly involving ascending and descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, will also be part of the fellowship. Other subspecialty rotations may be arranged. Initially each fellow will function with a resident in the heart room to become familiar with general techniques and procedures. The fellow may be permitted to participate in special rotations in conjunction with the Cardiovascular Medicine Section to become familiar with the basics of transesophageal echo. The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research undertaken by the cardiovascular anesthesia group.

All types of adult cardiac surgery are performed at MCW Affiliated Hospitals. The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at MCW is noted for cardiac transplantation, aortic surgery and use of left ventricular assist devices and bridges to transplantation.

To apply for a fellowship in this program, please obtain the MCWAH GME Application Form (PDF).

Cardiothoracic Fellowship Employment Terms, Conditions and Benefits

For information about the terms, conditions and benefits of employment, please see Graduate Medical Education's Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment.

House Staff Salaries for 2017-2018 Academic Year

PG-I $59,260
PG-II $60,310
PG-III $61,370
PG-IV $62,420
PG-V $65,580
PG-VI $67,690
PG-VII $69,790
PG-VIII $71,050

Contact Us

For more information about the MCW Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship program please contact:

Program Director
Paul Pagel, MD, PhD

Fellowships Coordinator
Anesthesiology Fellowships
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
P.O. Box 26099
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3596