In addition to his clinical responsibilities including harvesting venous and arterial conduit for coronary bypass surgery, assisting in the operating room for cardiac, thoracic and robotically assisted surgeries, rounding on patients in the hospital and seeing outpatients in the clinic, he is responsible for the supervision and training of junior PAs and day to day assignments of the PA corps. The Department of Surgery's Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery established a two-year vascular surgery fellowship in 2012. The program, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), includes training at UC Davis Medical Center and the affiliated hospitals of the VA Northern California Health Care System (NCHCS) and David Grant USAF Medical Center.
We currently offer three fellowship positions per year. Prior to the recent accreditation, our program was in existence for over 20 years and produced numerous graduates that are leaders in the specialty of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.