Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

The Cardiovascular Anesthesia subspecialty 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 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, and 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.


We appreciate your consideration! We are currently accepting fellowship applications for the July 2020 to June 2021 academic year.

To apply, please complete the MCW Affiliated Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Application Form (PDF) and submit it to Fellowships Coordinator, Sharon Stiles, at sstiles@mcw.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Cardio fellowship contact

For more information about the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship program, please get in touch

Paul Pagel, MD, PhD

Program Director

Sharon Stiles

Fellowships Coordinator

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


(414) 805-6106