Thoracic Anesthesia

Thoracic Anesthesia is a one-month CA-2 rotation at Georgetown University Hospital. While the resident will achieve significant experience during this rotation, exposure to thoracic and vascular cases will also be provided during the CA-3 advanced clinical track (ACT) rotation, and during overnight call. Specific areas in which the resident will receive training include:

Designing and managing anesthetics for thoracic cases, including bronchoscopy, thoracotomy, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and mediastinoscopy.
Management of one-lung ventilation, including the placement of double lumen endotracheal tubes and bronchial blockers, as well as the use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy,
Placement of invasive monitors, including A-lines, CVP, PA, and TEE.
Extensive use of neuraxial techniques, most commonly thoracic epidurals

Residents will average 15-25 thoracic cases during their one month rotation. They are encourage to continue with an additional month in their senior year. 

Core Faculty:

Lorenzo DeMarchi, MD. Associate Professor and Division Chief
Hiep Dao, MD. Assistant Professor and Assistant Division Chief