Next available start date: July 2025
The University of British Columbia offers a 12-month adult cardiac anesthesia and echocardiography fellowship based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver. Applicants must be FRCPC certified or eligible at the time of application.
St. Paul’s Hospital is a busy quaternary care urban hospital in downtown Vancouver BC, Canada. The Heart Center at St. Paul’s Hospital is the regional referral centre for highly complex cardiac care, including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, adult congenital procedures, laser lead extractions, and septal myectomies.
Approximately 900 open-heart surgeries (CABG, valve repair/replacement, adult congenital repairs) are performed annually. Additionally, 185 transcatheter valve implantations, 50-60 lead extractions, 35 ECMO initiations, 15-20 heart transplants, 15-20 VADs, and 5 TEVARs are performed annually.
Cardiac fellows will become experts in managing these patients through extensive experience in the cardiac operating rooms, transesophageal echocardiography, and the cardiac surgical intensive care unit. Broader anesthetic skills will be developed and maintained by working in the non-cardiac operating rooms throughout the year, an average of 1.5 days per week. Academic opportunities are available and cardiac fellows are expected to teach, pursue research or quality assurance endeavours, and to present at academic rounds and echo case rounds. 4 weeks of vacation and funding to attend a major cardiac anesthesia meeting are provided. Salary is $96,000 CAD annually.
Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)
Dr. Kevin Rondi
Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Director
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487