Our division trains anesthesiology residents during each year of their residency with an expanded role at each additional level.
During the CA1 year, residents receive an introduction to vascular surgery by being assigned to cases involving patients with complex co-morbidities and a lower incidence of potential serious complication or hemodynamic shift.
The main emphasis is familiarizing the residents to the challenges of the vascular surgical patient and further developing their medical knowledge and clinical skills, including maintaining arterial access for hemodynamic monitoring and central venous access for ultrasonography.
After the CA2 year, the resident will have been exposed to a wide range of arterial and aortic reconstruction operative procedures as well as those involving extracranial carotid artery disease.
The CA3 resident will work toward becoming more comfortable with the anesthetic management of the complex vascular surgical patient and will be assigned to complex operative procedures such as open or endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic reconstruction.
Albert R. Robinson, III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Vascular Anesthesiology
University of Florida College of Medicine