The four recent graduates of our Cardiothoracic Fellowship program, Jordan Brewer, M.D., Matt Gunst, M.D., Patrick Millan, M.D., and Oliver Schantz, M.D., have all successfully passed their Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography examination (Advanced PTEeXAM®).
The examination of special competence, which is administered by the National Board of Echocardiography, allows physicians to test and demonstrate their knowledge of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography based on an objective standard. The certification is intended for full diagnostic use including direction of the perioperative surgical decision-making process.
“This news speaks volumes about our Cardiothoracic Fellowship training program and everyone’s dedication and effort to our educational mission,” said Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D., FASE, FASA, professor of anesthesiology, associate professor of surgery, and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.
The fellowship program continues to have a 100% first-time pass rate for the echocardiography board examination.
Congratulations to the fellows and thanks to our faculty for their teaching and mentorship!