Cardiothoracics at Dalhousie

12 mths


Our Cardiac Anesthesia Program offers an updated competency-based and evidence-based approach. Our objective is to train the fellow in the perioperative care of the adult patient with cardiovascular diseases undergoing cardiac surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, including perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.  

As a cardiac anesthesia fellow, you will receive training in perioperative care for the cardiac patient undergoing cardiac surgery, diagnostic and interventional procedures and emphasizes on perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, blood management and patient safety.

The fellowship will complete rotations in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Rotation and Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.  Within the program fellows will gain training in CPD procedures – CABG, single valve, combined CABG and valve, heart transplants, TEEs, major vascular procedures, Pace-maker and ICDs, trans-catheter diagnostic/therapeutic procedures with anesthesia care, and electrophysiology procedures.

Our Centre has four cardiac operating rooms, two hybrid interventional suites, four cath lab rooms, two EP lab rooms, and provides peri-operative echocardiography in all non-cardiac anesthesia and the CVICU. All our echo machines have 3D capabilities. 

The fellowship includes completion of a clinical research project for presentation at a major meeting (CSA, ASA, or SCA) or publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Faculty from the Department of Anesthesia and other collaborating departments will serve as mentors, offering expertise in diverse research, academic and clinical areas.


Contact: Laura Harris Buffett. Managing Director, Education. Email: