The 14 faculty of the Cardiac Anesthesiology Division are uniquely talented with diverse interests and expertise in areas ranging from holistic medicine to the molecular mechanisms and pathobiology of cardiovascular disease. The group provides anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiographic services for approximately 1500 open cardiac surgery procedures in 4 new cardiac suites, over 200 TAVRs in a hybrid suite, and as well as a numerous interventional electrophysiologic procedures in 6 interventional suites, all located in close proximity.
The surgical procedures not only include routine bypass and valvular surgery, but focus on more complex and niche areas such as complex adult congenital cases, heart failure (VAD and heart transplant), obstructive cardiomyopathy surgery, complex aortic surgery (Hopkins is a large Marfans referral center), as well as lung transplantation.
Each cardiac suite contains state of the art monitoring equipment and TEE machines all with 3D capability. Members of the division are also engaged in the CICU. The division boasts 6 ACGME accredited cardiac anesthesia fellowship positions which attract the best resident both from within our residency and across the country. Additionally 4 residents rotate monthly through our service which is considered a premier rotation by them.
Our division conference is a weekly highlight for the residents and fellows and our TEE didactic program has won much praise from our fellows. The division also boasts a number of Nationally and Internationally recognized basic and clinical research investigators with funding from a number of agencies including the NIH, AHA, NASA, FAER and ASF. Their Areas of interest include cerebral autoregulation and outcomes, post cardiac surgery delirium, molecular mechanisms and pathobiology of vascular stiffness, atherosclerosis and aging, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac myocyte mechanics in heart failure.
Our Division has expanded to keep pace with the increased clinical work brought by the recent addition of 2 cardiac surgeons. We will continue our robust clinical, teaching, and research mission to maintain it as one of the top Cardiac Anesthesia Divisions in the nation.