Cardiothoracic Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) Fellowship training program. The ACTA Fellowship is devoted to advanced training in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of adult patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery and related invasive procedures. 

The training includes experience in providing anesthesia for cardiac, non-cardiac thoracic, and intrathoracic vascular surgical procedures. In addition, it includes anesthesia for non-operative diagnostic and interventional cardiac, thoracic, and vascular procedures outside the operating room. 

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center (CVC) is home to nationally known programs in heart failure, heart transplant, and stroke valve surgery; implanted heart-assist devices, heart rhythm disorders, and vascular medicine and surgery. Furthermore, the University of Michigan Health System is ranked among the top 12 hospitals in the United States for heart, vascular, and stroke care. 

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.

Application Process

The ACTA Fellowship at the University of Michigan is designed to provide sophisticated training in the discipline following completion of a cardiothoracic anesthesiology training program. The following criteria is used for selection of candidates to receive interviews for the position:

  • Satisfactory or anticipated completion of an ACGME anesthesiology residency program in the U.S.
  • Certification or anticipation of eligibility for the American Board of Anesthesiology Exam
  • Completion of a fellowship application though the San Francisco Match's Central Application Service

We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons.

For More Information 

Thank you for your interest in our program. We are proud of our fellowship program and strive to continually improve the training experience. For more information, click on the informational pages below and/or contact our Program Director or Program Coordinator.

Kim Burcar MD

Kimberly Burcar, M.D.

Program Director
Mehran Ebadi-Tehrani MD

Mehran Ebadi-Tehrani, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Amy Cutting

Program Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734-936-9479
Fax: 734-232-4548