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