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cardiothoracic fellowship

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                  Cardiothoracic Fellowship Director

The Department of Anesthesiology's Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship is an academic and clinical department at the University of Louisville comprised of professional physicians, nurses and scientists, whose goal is to provide the best in clinical care, and discovery, in a collegial, academic environment.

 

The fundamental mission of our Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology fellowship program is to develop trainees into superior clinicians who will become leaders in the field of Cardiac Anesthesiology. Owing to the small size of the fellowship and the commitment of our faculty, our fellows receive mentorship and guidance from day one, tailored to our fellow’s unique career goals. The acuity and depth of clinical exposure invariably meet our clinical education goals, and a carefully tailored lecture curriculum solidifies our education mission.

Dana Settles, MD
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Director

 

program overview

 

The Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia is part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville. The department is an academic and clinical department comprised of professional physicians, nurses and scientists, whose mission is to provide the best in clinical care, and discovery, in a collegial, academic environment.

 

Program Aims:

- to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care at the University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital to be a recognized authority in the evaluation and treatment of patients requiring critical care

- to provide superior education for fellows in the medical discipline and practice of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and advance the teaching mission of the University of Louisville

- to develop superb, independent practitioners with the skills to be leaders in both private practice and academic medicine who will promote the advancement of the medical discipline of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

- to promote an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry where our fellows are fully engaged in quality improvement, patient safety, and scientific pursuits

- to remain on the cutting edge of technology, technique, and tends within our specialty and incorporate the most current science into our training program.

 

curriculum

It is a 12-month fellowship program with extensive training and rotation through the following disciplines and services:

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program history

 

Our Cardiothoracic Fellowship program began in 2021 when we received our ACGME-accreditation.

 

We proudly introduce to you our inaugural cardiothoracic fellows:

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Dr. Roshan Babu, MD
 

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Dr. Keith Byrne, MD
 

 

stipends & benefits

Cardiothoracic Fellow Stipend for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

Stipend rates based on 2% increase for all PG levels. (Parking expenses were rolled into stipend beginning July 2010.) Fringe and administrative rate increase to 27.5% of annual stipend.

PGY 5 Annual $63,144.00 Monthly $5,262.00

Moonlighting opportunities are available for pain fellows with anesthesia background upon approval of the program director.

 

Benefits include the following:

  • Vacations —20 days paid

  • Book stipend of $500

  • 5 days for educational conferences and $1500 total for expenses

  • 5 days for interviews

  • Life Insurance — Includes accidental death and dismemberment

  • Health Insurance — Families can be included at minimal cost

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Long-term Disability Coverage

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Free Parking

  • Lab Coats

 

application process

We have two fellowship spots available each year.

 

To be eligible for the Cardiothoracic Fellowship, the applicant must have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited residency and be board-eligible in your base specialty.

Applications are reviewed from December 1 through April 30 for the subsequent fellowship year. The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and those invited for an interview should register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to be eligible for the match.

 

Applicants chosen will be invited for a personal/virtual interview with the program director and selected faculty.

Interview sessions take place in May and June.

Equal attention is given to every applicant regardless of sex, gender, religion, and race.

 

If interested, please contact:

Dana Settles, MD

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Director

Email: danasettles@gmail.com

Sherry Gainous

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Phone: 502-852-1732

Email: sherry.gainous@louisville.edu

 

contact us

Please feel free to contact us for any questions/comments!

Dana Settles, MD

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Director

Email: danasettles@gmail.com

Sherry Gainous

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Phone: 502-852-1732

Email: sherry.gainous@louisville.edu