President's Message

Review of the CCAS
Program at Pediatric
Anesthesiology 2009

Other Recent and
Upcoming CCAS
Educational Activities

CCAS Database Update

Fellowship Training Update


  1. Cerebral oximetry during infant
    cardiac surgery: evaluation and
    relationship to early postoperative
  2. Cerebral oxygen saturation-time
    threshold for hypoxic-ischemic
    injury in piglets

00Fellowship training update

Dean B. Andropoulos, M.D.
James A. DiNardo, M.D.

Under the leadership of Dr. DiNardo, and with input from the entire CCAS Board of Directors, the CCAS will publish initial recommendations for fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, in an article accepted for publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia later this year, accompanied by an editorial. The article includes a survey of over 100 anesthesiolgy residency training programs, over 80 adult pediatric cardiac fellowships, and over 40 pediatric anesthesia fellowships, conducted by Dr. DiNardo, as to how much training in pediatric cardiac anesthesia is obtained by trainees in these programs. The basic recommendations of the CCAS are summarized in this flow chart:


* In the U.S., meets ACGME certification requirements.
† Time spent in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia during a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship may be counted toward the 9 month requirement at the discretion of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Program Director
‡ In the U.S., would meet ACGME certification requirements for general Pediatric Anesthesia

This schema allows for entry into pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship training from three different routes, and allows for ample training in general pediatric anesthesia cases for adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows. In addition, detailed didactic curriculum content, and technical skill competencies are specified. The complete article will be available in the coming months.


Pediatric Anesthesiology 2010