Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine invites applications for fellowship positions in the advanced practice of thoracic anesthesiology.

The primary goal of the one-year fellowship is to prepare participants for the perioperative care of high acuity thoracic surgery patients. The UCLA Thoracic Surgery Program cares for adults and children undergoing complex oncological and non-oncological chest surgery. These include (but not limited to): lung resection, esophageal surgery, mediastinal mass resection, chest wall resection/reconstruction, pleurectomy/decortication, stellate sympathectomy for cardiac rhythm disturbances, and lung transplantation.

Our program specializes in minimally invasive and Robotic-Assisted surgery. Important secondary goals of the fellowship include training in basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (leading to basic PTE certification) and research in the domains of Thoracic Anesthesiology. The fellowship also includes advanced training in ICU medicine and anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery. We are currently recruiting fellowship candidates for the next academic year.

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All applicants must possess a valid California medical license prior to starting the fellowship program.

How To Apply:

Application File Requirements:

  1. Completion of fellowship application (PDF)
  2. Three letters of recommendation by physicians who are familiar with you professionally and personally
  3. Dean's Letter
  4. A recommendation from your Anesthesiology Residency Program Director
  5. Medical School transcript (international graduates should include a notarized translation into English)
  6. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  7. A Personal Statement
  8. Wallet-sized photo
  9. Copy of medical school diploma (or letter from medical school with official seal verifying date of graduation; international medical graduates should include a notarized translation into English)
  10. Applicant Evaluation Status Letter (if international medical graduate)
  11. Valid UNRESTRICTED State of California Medical License is required prior to start of fellowship. A postgraduate training license (PTL) will not be sufficient for completion of this fellowship.
  12. Valid DEA Certificate (if practicing)
  13. Copies of USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 scores
  14. Honors obtained in medical school and membership in AOA

Please be aware that all candidates who are selected for the program must clear a security background check.

Please email the completed application and all supporting documents to:

Dr. Nir Hoftman
Clinical Professor
Director, Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Director, Thoracic Surgery Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
[email protected]

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  • Published

    Jan 12, 2023

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    Los Angeles, California

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