The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology comprises an integral part of the multidisciplinary team of experts providing comprehensive cardiac care at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. As a well-known tertiary referral center, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital draws patients from throughout the United States and internationally. Patients of all ages, large and small, receive advanced care for all types of acquired and congenital cardiac disease, including services such as:

  • Heart/Lung transplants for both adults and children
  • Beating Heart Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Beating Heart Valve Surgery
  • All types of Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Thoracic (lung) surgery

Our Mission is to provide superlative comprehensive anesthesia care throughout the peri-operative period, ensuring maximum patient safety and comfort. Towards this goal, the latest cutting-edge anesthesia techniques are employed, such as Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE) as a monitoring standard. Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anesthesia management during the actual surgical procedure. Anesthesiology faculty also work with other experts to optimize the patient pre-operatively, as well as closely monitor the patient in the post-operative setting. Indeed, the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is responsible for overseeing the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

As an academic center, the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology also strives for continuing quality improvement in care of the cardiothoracic patient through both education and research. In the area of education, residents and fellows actively participate in care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures, eventually disseminating their skills into the communities in which they settle after graduation. Faculty, fellows, and residents are also encouraged to participate in research related to cardiovascular and thoracic diseases at both the clinical and basic science levels.

Opportunities:

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Cases (including major vascular and transplantation)
  • 1 month Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month Cardiac Perfusion
  • 1 month optional Elective Research/Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Cases
  • Intensive Perioperative TEE Experience with Board Certified TEE experts

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: Three
Duration:  One Year
Postgraduate Training Required:  ACGME Accredited Residency Program
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Requirements: Candidates must be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology exam and have completed an accredited U.S. residency program.
Application Deadline:  Applications are accepted between October and January. Interviews are conducted between January and April.

Our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program participates in the SF Match process, please visit sfmatch.org to register as an applicant and rank programs.

Must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in anesthesiology.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Cases (including major vascular and transplantation)
1 month Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit
1 month Cardiac Perfusion
1 month optional Elective Research/Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Cases
Intensive Perioperative TEE Experience with Board Certified TEE experts

Michael Fabbro II, DO, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Pain Management
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
(305) 585-1191, 2-1
E-mail: mcwells@miami.edu