Anesthesia For Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The overwhelming majority of anesthetics I provide for transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) are monitored anesthesia care (MAC) - sedation with an anesthesiologist that can escalate the anesthetic. Typically, patients undergoing TAVR are older...

Ozaki Procedure – Autologous Pericardial Aortic Valve

In my first year of anesthesiology residency, I had the opportunity to do a very unique aortic valve replacement (AVR) case for aortic stenosis - the Ozaki repair performed by Dr. Ozaki himself! This...

Critical Care Ultrasound CCEeXAM Format and Impressions

My ICU colleagues and I walked into yesterday's first-ever administered critical care ultrasound certification examination without much insight about the exam itself except for a very generic content outline. Here are my reflection/impressions of...

Society Of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Abstract Submission

As part of my cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship, we are required to submit an abstract to present at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists annual meeting. This will be in May 2019 in Chicago! With my critical...

Finished With Anesthesia Critical Care Boards

I sat for my written critical care boards this morning, and just as advertised, it was a tough exam indeed! Unlike many of the other standardized exams I've taken in my training thus far,...

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...

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