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