Thoracic Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine offers a Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Training Program at The Ottawa Hospital. The Ottawa Hospital is a tertiary care centre in the National Capital Region. Thoracic surgical services are provided at the General campus of The Ottawa Hospital, which is a referral centre for thoracic surgery in the Champlain LHIN for Eastern Ontario.

We have a strong clinical program with six thoracic specialty surgeons and we are proud of our collegial multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients. There are between seven to nine ORs per week for thoracic patients.

The fellowship is structured for anesthesiologists seeking to advance and build a solid clinical approach to the care of the thoracic patient with a view to becoming a leader in this subspecialty area. Fellows will gain expertise in the care of routine thoracic surgical patients. There are more than 450 lung resection procedures and over 50 esophageal resections performed each year, both open and MIE. Fellows will also gain experience in the care of patients for tracheal resection, resection of mediastinal masses, VATS and sleeve resections. High Frequency Jet Ventilation is used for advanced airway procedures. Proficiency will be gained in perioperative optimization of the thoracic surgery patient, advanced lung isolation techniques and postoperative analgesic techniques. We are fortunate to work daily with a fantastic team of thoracic surgeons and nurses. We do not perform lung transplants in Ottawa.

The Fellowship schedule includes two days a week practicing thoracic anesthesiology, two days a week clinically in non-thoracic operating rooms, and approximately one non-clinical day per week. Fellows are expected to pursue a scholarly project during their training period and be active in the education of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine residents and students in the program. The Fellow will be actively involved in resident education with the new and exciting competency by design (CBD) curriculum.

Contact Us

Dr. George Dumitrascu
Fellowship Director

Mrs. Kelsey Rice
Canadian Medical
Schools Applicants
Administrative & Fellowship Program Coordinator
The Ottawa Hospital
1053 Carling Avenue
Room B310, Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-798-5555 x 14940
Fax: 613-761-5209
Email: Kelsey Rice

Ms. Lynn Prud'homme
US and All Foreign Medical Schools Applicants
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Postgraduate Medical Education
The Ottawa Hospital
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5460
Fax: 613-562-5420
Email: Lynn Prud'homme

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