Boston Perioperative Echocardiography Presentation

To kick off the 16th year of Boston's perioperative echocardiography presentations, I had the privilege of representing my program yesterday evening at Tufts. I discussed Shone's Syndrome and relevant TTE/TEE imaging from a case....

Starting My First Dedicated Month Of Thoracic Anesthesiology

As cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows, I'll do two 1-month blocks of dedicated thoracic anesthesiology, and my first block begins tomorrow! These two months are often the hardest months of this fellowship since we're on call...

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship – Rotations And Study Plan

I started my adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship officially on July 10, 2018. Unlike my critical care fellowship where rotations were broken down into two week blocks, this fellowship varies tremendously as shown below. We...

Epiaortic Ultrasound (EAS)

Today's didactic lecture on epiaortic ultrasonography was given by one of my wonderful cardiothoracic anesthesiology attendings - Dr. Jeff Swanson. As part of traditional cardiac surgeries, the aorta can be extensively manipulated - especially...

Beginning My Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

I'm finished with the first week of my cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship, and after a year of ICU training, I can already see the benefits of knowing how these patients do post-operatively to take better...

Last Day Of Critical Care Fellowship!

As I scroll through my recent blog posts, I realize I haven’t blogged about my critical care fellowship directly in quite some time. Many of my “lesson” posts are a direct result of things...

Renal Replacement Therapy – Hemodialysis and Hemofiltration

The word "dialysis" evokes many clinical indications and contexts. In chronic end-stage renal disease (ESRD), patients typically have some form of long-term access like an AV fistula for their scheduled sessions. In the short...

Epinephrine And Beta Blockers

With the growing usage of β-blocker therapy to control everything from atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure to migraine prophylaxis and essential tremor, we need to be more aware of potential pitfalls due to...

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