Curriculum & Training

Experience for fellows in the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship is well balanced between direct clinical care of patients and supervision of residents. Approximately 45 percent of the required case numbers are obtained with the fellow as the primary anesthesia provider under the supervision of a faculty anesthesiologist. Fellows are able to augment their roles as teachers and gain experience in supervision through regularly working with residents.

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship consists of 12 calendar months of clinical and didactic teaching.

Conferences and Programs


As part of our training program, fellows are able to take advantage of opportunities to attend various national and international conferences, medical panels, and courses sponsored by the department of anesthesiology. Fellows are encouraged to also present in all of these events.

Annual Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Echo Week


Cardiovascular anesthesiologists from around the world gather to learn from and connect with each other. SCA Echo Week provides education on the applications of ultrasound technologies to diagnose and monitor perioperative cardiac performance.

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Annual Meeting and Workshops


The SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops offer the latest education in anesthesiology research and advancements. Participate in hands-on, small-group and didactic session formats to learn in the best environment for you. Sessions focus on clinical dilemmas, techniques, innovations and practice management. The SCA annual event provides an opportunity for professional development.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowships at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

Olivia Hernandez, Residency and Fellowship Coordinator