The specialty of cardiothoracic anesthesiology was established at Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology maintains a long history of excellence in patient care. Every year, the department provides anesthesia for more than 4,000 cardiac, 1,500 thoracic, and over 1,000 complex vascular surgical cases. This care is a comprehensive perioperative experience beginning in the preoperative clinic and extending to the postoperative cardiovascular intensive care units.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

Program Overview

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship program at Cleveland Clinic began in 1976 and today is the largest with 16 fellows per year. Consistently competitive candidates from residency programs across the U.S. apply, interview and match with our program. Cleveland Clinic was named a top U.S. hospital in U.S. News and World Report's "2018-19 Best Hospitals". Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995.

  • Fellows participate in a large variety of complex, high acuity cases
  • Faculty are dedicated to educating and mentoring the next generation of cardiothoracic anesthesiologists
  • Fellows at the end of fellowship demonstrate proficiency at perioperative management and echocardiography of cardiothoracic surgical patients along with developing their personal professional interest including leadership, research and educational and are prepared to enter the next phase.

Learn more about the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship.

Jennifer Hargrave, DO, FAOCA
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director
Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, J4-331
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195

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