• Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Fellowship Director:
    Sana Ullah MB ChB, FRCA

    Associate Program Director:
    Luis M. Zabala MD

  • A 12 month Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia is offered by the UT Southwestern Medical Center.  The fellowship is based at Children’s Health, Dallas Campus and will offer candidates a comprehensive experience in all aspects of the perioperative management of patients with congenital heart disease, from neonates to adults. Children’s Health is a national leader in the area of pediatric cardiac surgery with an open-heart caseload of greater than 300 cases per year. This includes the full spectrum of surgical treatment for congenital heart disease, including VADs, ECMO, and transplantation. The exposure will also account for over 800 catheterization procedures a year and complex management of non-cardiac surgery for patients with congenital heart disease.

    The Heart Center is a self-contained unit within the main hospital, and consists of 3 operating rooms, 2 cardiac catheterization labs, a cardiac MRI suite, an 18-bed cardiac ICU and a cardiac step-down unit. The anesthesia team has 5 full-time pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists.

    Rotations:

    • 9 months core cardiac experience in the OR and cath labs
    • 1 month rotations in cardiac ICU, echocardiography, and CPB/ECMO.

    Scholarly Activities:

    • Monthly cardiac anesthesia meeting – fellows to give 1 presentation
    • Weekly cardiology conference to discuss upcoming cases
    • Monthly departmental / M&M meeting
    • Fellow expected to give 1 Grand Round presentation at departmental meeting
    • Submit one abstract to SPA /CCAS
    • Attendance at annual SPA / CCAS meting

    Miscellaneous:

    • Call commitments
    • Education fund
    • Vacation: 15 days
    • Discretionary: 5 days
    • Non-clinical: 2 days/month

    Application Process:

    Applicants must be enrolled in or have successfully completed an accredited Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship. Non-traditional pathway may be considered on an individual basis.

    All application materials can be uploaded using our Application Instructions. After review, the candidate will be required to attend an interview.