Manuel Lopes Fontes

Manuel Lopes Fontes

Professor of Anesthesiology; Division Chief- Cardiac Anesthesiology; Director of Clinical Research; Program Director - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship; Medical Director of Perfusion Services

Contact Information

Manuel Lopes Fontes, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    PO Box 208051

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8051

    United States

Manuel Lopes Fontes



Manuel L. Fontes, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Division Chief for Cardiac Anesthesia and the Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale.

Dr. Fontes earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Fontes followed this with 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow and clinical instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

Dr. Fontes was named Physician of the Year for 2005 and 2006 and America’s Top Anesthesiologist for 2007-2014. He is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. Dr. Fontes serves as a reviewer for medical journals, including Critical Care Medicine, Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, and the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. He is an Associated Editor for the renown Textbook; Anesthesiology, Problem Oriented Patient Management He also maintains an active research program focusing on cardiovascular issues, and he has authored or coauthored more than 150 original articles, reviews, and abstracts.

He is very active in Global Health through involvement in medical missions around the World

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Massachusetts (1988)
  • Fellowship
    New York Hospital-Cornell Medical
  • Residency
    The New York Hospital
  • Internship
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding Organization
1999 President Citation Award 2004 Army Commendation Medal (1st Medal) 2004 National Defense Service Award (2nd Medal) 2004 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Metal (3rd Metal) 2004 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th Metal) 2004 Armed Forces Reserve Medal 2004 Army Service Ribbon 2005 NY Physician-of-year Award 2006 Physician of the Year Award 2006 The Ronald R Gold Medal Award 2007-13 America’s Top Anesthesiologists 2008-14 Who’s Who in America 2009-2014 Best Doctors in America 2013 Member, Association of University Anesthesiologists Society of Critical Care Medicine; United States Army; New York State;

Professional Service

1993-Present Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (SCA) 1993-Present American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) 1994-2000 Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 1995-2000 American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology 1995-1999 American Heart Association (AHA) 1996-1999 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 1995-2000 International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2008-Present Association of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist (ACA) 2010-Present Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations (SAAA) 2013-Present Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA)

Departments & Organizations