Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Faculty

Meet the distinguished faculty of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at the Smidt Heart Institute. The teaching staff comprises the top clinicians and investigators in the field.

Program Director

Laura Zung, MD
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Faculty

Arnold S. Friedman, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Professor, Anesthesiology
Roya Yumul, MD, PhD, CHSE
Vice Chair, Clinical Competency Chair, Professor of Anesthesiology
Robert Frantz, MD
Clinical Vice Chair Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist
Manxu Zhao, MD
Clinical Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Division, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Vida Zhang, MD
Clinical Director, Thoracic Anesthesiology
Moody Makar, MD
Clinical Director, Cath-Lab Anesthesia, Co-Director, Perioperative Echo, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Robert Wong, MD
Interim Director, Congenial Cardiac Anesthesiology, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Omar Durra, MD
POCUS Director, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Christy Slingwine, MD
Core Assistant Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist
Kaveh Navab, MD
Assistant Program Director, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist
Nicola D’Attellis, MD
Clinical Coordinator, Cardiac Services, Cardiac Anesthesiology & Critical Care Specialist, Professor, Anesthesiology & Surgery
Maria DeCastro, MD
Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Michael Kissen, MD
Clinical Director of Regional/Acute Pain Anesthesiology Division, Thoracic and Regional Anesthesiologist
Terrance Lai, MD
Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist
Michael Nurok, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Gabriel Pollock, MD
Assistant Program Director of Regional/Acute Pain Anesthesiology Division, Thoracic and Regional Anesthesiologist
David Sisco, MD
Thoracic and Regional Anesthesiologist
Daniel Sullivan, MD
Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Echo Specialist
Ronald Wender, MD
Chair Emeritus, Professor of Anesthesiology
Jill Yaung, MD
Assistant Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Specialist, Anesthesiology Faculty
Lawrence Czer, MD
Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Cardiology Specialist
Robert Siegel, MD
Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Cardiology Specialist
Siddharth Singh, MD
Assistant Director, Echo Fellowship Training Program
Sabah Skaf, MD
Cardiologist, Assistant Director Interventional Echocardiography
Have Questions or Need Help?

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Leticia Diaz
Residency and Fellowship Program Administrator

Chamnan Nann
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator

Mirna Ranchhod
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator