Fellowship | Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky offers a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology as a subspecialty of Anesthesiology is devoted to the peri-operative management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery and other interventional procedures. The fellowship consists of 12 months of full-time training beginning after satisfactory completion of a core Anesthesiology residency program. The program is structured to provide a wide variety of clinical exposure in the operating room, critical care units and catheterization laboratory. In addition to a robust clinical experience, mentorship by well-trained faculty and opportunities to mature as teachers will solidify the professional growth of the fellow. All Cardiac Anesthesiology faculty at UK Chandler Medical Center are subspecialty trained and certified in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.


Sanjay Dwararkanath, MBBS
Program Director, ACTA Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Johannes Dorfling, MB, ChB
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Eugene Hessel, II, MD
Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery,
Pediatrics, and Surgery (Cardiothoracic)

Oksana Klimkina, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

John Thomas Murphy, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Randall Schell, MD, MACM
Academic Vice-Chairman and Residency Program Director
Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, and Surgery

Uttam Shastri, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Johannes W. Steyn, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Vincent Sorrel, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Assistant Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Cardiac Imaging

Khaled Ziada, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Gill Foundation Professor of Interventional Cardiology