Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

Individualized training, supporting a busy cardiac surgery practice, in a leading-edge environment.

Individualized Training, World Class Facilities

Anesthesia care is provided by seven full-time cardiac anesthesiologists trained in transesophageal echocardiography. We work with five adult cardiac surgeons, one pediatric cardiac surgeon and three thoracic surgeons. We also provide service to a busy vascular surgery practice.

Our state-of-the-art facility includes a dedicated hybrid OR, Cath Lab and EP suites. We have three cardiac ORs and one OR dedicated to pediatric heart surgery. We are equipped with the latest TEE machines with advanced 2D and 3D capabilities (Philips EPIQ).

Our training is individualized. The fellow will provide anesthesia care for patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic and major vascular surgery at Albany Medical Center. We are fortunate to have a very active thoracic surgical group that performs close to 1,000 procedures a year. At least 600 of these include pneumonectomies, lobectomies, and wedge resections. Learn more about our program.

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About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

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  • Joanne Barlin, MD quote
    Joanne Barlin, MD
    As one of the first graduates of this program, I really enjoy playing an ongoing part in the training of future cardiothoracic anesthesiologists. I know from firsthand experience that I received a solid foundation in this chosen path from this program and love not only having the privilege to continue growing in my field but also teaching in a subspecialty I feel passionate about!”
  • Imran Sunesara, MD
    Imran Sunesara, MD
    “I'm grateful for the opportunity to train in cardiac anesthesiology at Albany Medical Center, where I encountered a diverse range of cases from open heart to structural heart disease. The program not only fostered my clinical skills but also provided opportunities for teaching residents and encouraged the exchange of ideas and the acceptance of practices from other institutions. Additionally, collaboration with multidisciplinary teams was emphasized, further enriching my experience. I'm dedicated to ensuring patient safety and advancing this specialized field through education, practice, and mentorship.”