Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia


Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University through the Department of Anesthesiology, offers one fellowship position in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology.


The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology Fellowship at Jefferson is accredited for training by the ACGME.

Clinical Program Description

Our Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology Fellowship focuses on the multidisciplinary approach with close ties to Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, and Critical Care. Inpatient services are provided at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center City Campus. The Department of Anesthesiology annually provides services for 450 cardiac procedures, 300 thoracic procedures, and 150 major vascular procedures. Case mix includes:


  • CABG
  • Off Pump CABG
  • Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Ascending Aorta Repair/Replacement
  • Descending Thoracic Aorta Repair/Replacement
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Cardiac Transplantation


  • Open Throacotomy Pulmonary Resection
  • Video Assisted Thorascopic Pulmonary Resection
  • Robotic Pulmonary Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Major Vascular

  • Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Replacement
  • Open Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Replacement
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Educational Program Description

Fellows complete thirteen 4-week rotations across the cardiovascular service line with emphasis on the perioperative management of cardiovascular disease.  In addition to nine dedicated rotations in the cardiac operating rooms, optional electives include: Cardiac Cath Lab, Transthoracic Echo, Transfusion Medicine, Critical Care, Perfusion, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Heart Failure Medicine, and Research.

Didactic program includes weekly lectures on advanced topics in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Combined Cardiovascular Service Line Case Conference, Anesthesiology Grand Rounds, and Cardiac Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference.  Fellows are provided funding and support to attend for National and International meetings.

Candidate Requirements

A valid Pennsylvania medical license.


Interested applicants for start date July 2018 can contact the Program Director, Jordan Goldhammer, MD.  Applications for July 2019 will be accepted through the SF match.


Jordan Goldhammer, MD; Program Director, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology

Linda Sundt, MD; Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Benjamin Kohl, MD; Director of Anesthesiology Critical Care

Rehana Jan, MD

Elia Elia, MD

Kent Berg, MD

Elizabeth Wolo, MD