Cardiac CT Fellowship

Program Overview

The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is inviting applications for an ACGME-accredited one-year clinical fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. The focus of the fellowship includes expertise in clinical cardiac and thoracic anesthesiology, perioperative transesophageal (TEE) and transthoracic (TTE) echocardiography, electrophysiology, and research. Fellows gain extensive expertise with robotic cardiac surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacements, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, hybrid procedures, and electrophysiologic procedures. UCLA offers a unique clinical mix of patients including adults with acquired heart disease, heart and lung transplants, and an active assist device program. The ratio of adult to pediatric cardiac surgical patients at UCLA is 70%:30%. Nearly one-half of the pediatric cases are less than one year of age. All fellows are expected to take the advances PTE exam for perioperative TEE certification (100% fellow pass rate). Moreover, fellows will become experts in 3D TEE and echocardiography for device placement such as ASD closures.

Fellowship includes 4 dedicated month in the cardiac operating room, 4 months on the echocardiography service (TTE and TEE), 1 month in the Cardiothoriacic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), 2 weeks of perfusion, 2 weeks of thoracic anesthesiology, 2 months of research, and 1 month of vacation. Fellows are expected to learn about research methodology and study design and present at national meetings. Ongoing research opportunities in echocardiography (2D and 3D strain imaging; TTE), electrophysiology, and arrhythmia management are available. Didactic sessions include an extensive lecture series in TEE, weekly echocardiography rounds, monthly journal clubs, congenital cardiac anesthesiology conferences, and a research lecture series.

We currently offer 4 fellowship positions per year and utilize the SF Match.

For your convenience here is the SF Match home page:

For additional information, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Lucine Torosian, either by phone at (310) 267-8653 or via email at

See also: Application Process