Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Anesthesia

The section of Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Anesthesia is comprised of a group of faculty anesthesiologists with special interests in these subspecialty areas. Most of our team members have sub-specialty fellowship training and are double or triple board certified. 

The mission of the section is to provide outstanding clinical care to this population of high-risk patients.  We anesthetize patients for a wide variety of surgical procedures including video-assisted and robotic-assisted lung resections, minimally invasive esophagectomies, tracheal resections, and open or endovascular repairs of aortic aneuryssms. 

Our team members are actively engaged in the educational process of residents and fellows. In this regard we have developed an educational partnership with the Thoracic Interventional Program at Yale University.  During their TPV rotation, residents receive exposure to multiple methods of lung (double lumen tubes, bronchial blockers) as well as to airway management during rigid bronchoscopies and other interventional pulmonary procedures (jet ventilation).  At the same time, residents participate in the care of complex endovascular or open aortic repairs and gain experience with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, transesophageal echocardiography, and spinal drain placement.

Members of our team are actively engaged in research projects involving thoracic oncology patients.  Other research interests of the section include goal-directed fluid therapy for lung resection patients and use of transesophageal echocardiography during endovascular aortic repair.