Congenital Heart Anesthesiology

The Congenital Heart Anesthesiology Division provides specialized anesthesia care to children and adults undergoing all forms of operative repair of congenital heart defects, from simple atrial septal defect repairs to complex single ventricle palliation.

In addition to over 250 annual scheduled congenital cardiac procedures involving cardiopulmonary bypass, the division provides care for congenital cardiac patients in multiple non-operative locations such as the cardiac catheterization laboratory, magnetic resonance imaging, and interventional radiology.

Our faculty also provides support and advice for non-cardiac surgery in this often-challenging group of patients.

Residents & Fellows

A four-week elective in congenital cardiac anesthesiology is available in the CA-3 year that offers opportunities to gain experience in managing complex cardiac lesions and exposure to some of the sickest neonates in the institution.

A similar but more advanced elective is offered to our fellowship trainees that provides educational opportunities present in very few other adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowships.


Faculty

Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine
Maria V Irwin

Maria V Irwin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Gregory M Janelle

Gregory M Janelle, MD, FASE, FASA

Associate Chair, Clinical Affairs; Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Kevin J Sullivan

Kevin J Sullivan, MD

Physician Director of Quality, Congenital Heart Center; Professor of Anesthesiology
Mark C Wesley

Mark C Wesley, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology