Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Exam (PTEeXAM) Experience

This morning I completed the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography examination (PTEeXAM). To achieve Advanced PTE board certification, one must pass the PTEeXAM, have an unrestricted physician...

Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) and Cardiac Output

One of the cardiopulmonary challenges I constantly face as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist is balancing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with cardiac output (CO). CO is related to the heart rate (HR)...

Candlepin Bowling

At our last fellowship social event, our group went candlepin bowling! For who've never heard of this, imagine using a smaller ball to knock down thinner pins over three attempts per frame....

The Most Important Person In The Operating Room

As a fellow, I’m often privileged to work with medical students and anesthesiology residents in the cardiothoracic operating rooms. Many of these individuals I’ve come to know through the ICU, but some...

Life As A Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow

Here's a quick video summarizing the basics of my life as a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellow!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQYL577UQLQDrop me a comment...

NovoSeven

NovoSeven (recombinant factor VIIa or rFVIIa) is an intravenous, structurally similar molecule to human factor VII - a protein involved in the extrinsic pathway of the coagulation cascade. This protein then activates...

Timeline And Cost Of My Medical Licensing Exams

Now that I'm nearing the end of my formal medical training, I wanted to look back and catalog the licensing exams I've taken (including my admissions exam for medical school) over the...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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