Cardiovascular Anesthesia

and Perioperative Trans-esophageal
Echocardiography
Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to provide trainees with academic and clinical educational opportunities in perioperative management of cardiovascular surgical patients, including advanced trans-esophageal echocardiography.

The fellowship training offers the requisite knowledge, technical skills and clinical experience to safely provide anesthesia care for patients undergoing a broad range of cardiovascular operations.

Our cardiac surgery program performs approximately 1100 to 1200 open heart procedures per year. In addition, our cardiovascular anesthesia group also provides care for a diverse group of patients undergoing non-open-heart procedures.

Fellows can expect a learning environment that includes patients requiring a range of surgical procedures to address complex cardiovascular disease. Our centre does not perform heart or lung transplantation but we would assist a fellow in organizing an elective in this area at another centre.

One to two fellowships position are offered per year, typically starting each July. Alternative start dates can be considered.

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Fellowship Supervisor

Dr. Alex Gregory

Dr. Alexander Gregory

Email: alex.gregory@ahs.ca

Dr. Alexander Gregory, MD, is a cardiac anesthesiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.
 
After completing both medical school and residency training at the University of Calgary, he received fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and transesophageal echocardiography at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his current clinical practice, Dr. Gregory is involved in both clinical research and medical education. His principal research interests focus on aortic disease and interventions, particularly the use of speckle tracking echocardiography to determine aortic biomechanics.