Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Welcome to the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Section of Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis.  Our section consists of eleven board certified anesthesiologists committed to the highest level of perioperative care for patients undergoing advanced cardiovascular and thoracic transplant procedures.  Our section members work throughout all of ACIs locations but, most of our cardiovascular service is centered within IU Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis.

Our physicians are committed to the highest level of clinical care.  This is demonstrated by the fact that all of our section members hold, or are in the process of obtaining, board certification from the National Board of Echocardiography in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.  This expertise in ultrasound allows our physicians to help assess the severity of cardiovascular disease and to help guide intraoperative surgical and medical therapy.  Our team provides perioperative and anesthetic management for approximately 1200 cardiovascular procedures and transplants annually.  We are experienced with the anesthetic management of the most complicated cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, as well as advanced heart failure therapies, and cutting edge percutaneous valve replacement and repair techniques.  Additionally, we provide consultation and care for patients with severe cardiopulmonary disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery.  Our section’s physicians provide around the clock coverage at IU Methodist Hospital to ensure the highest level of perioperative cardiovascular care, no matter when it is needed.

ACI’s Cardiovascular Anesthesia Section is also committed to the training of the next generation of anesthesiologists.  In partnership with the IU School of Medicine, we help train anesthesia residents during clinical rotations in cardiovascular anesthesia.   Our physicians provide individual training to residents and are present at the patient’s side throughout all surgical procedures.

Thank you for visiting our webpage.  Please see the links below about cardiothoracic anesthesiology.  If you have any questions about an upcoming procedure or about our cardiovascular anesthesia service please contact our office.

 

Undergraduate Education:
Murray State University, B.S., 1979, Graduate work, Biochemistry, 1980
Medical Education:
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, M.D., 1984
Postgraduate Training:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Internship & Residency, 1987
Indiana University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Fellowship, 1987
Board Certification: Anesthesiology
Joined ACI: January, 2001

Undergraduate Education: 
Olivet College, B.A. Biology, 1977
Medical Education: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1981
Postgraduate Training: 
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Internship, 1982
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1984
Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001

Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001
Positions & Committee Memberships:
Anesthesia Medical Director at Methodist, ACI Compliance Committee, ACI PRC Chair, Co-Director of Cardiac Anesthesia, IUH Credentialing Committee

Undergraduate Education: 
Indiana University, B.S. Biology, 1996
Medical Education: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 2002
Postgraduate Training: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, Surgery Intern, 2003
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2006
Hancock Memorial Hospital, Resident in Obstetric Anesthesia, 2006
Board Certification: Anesthesiology
Joined ACI: July, 2006
Positions & Committee Memberships:
ACI Scheduler, IUH Trauma Review Committee

Undergraduate Education: 
General Motors Institute, Medical Engineering, 1980-1981
Purdue University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1984
Postgraduate Education:
Purdue University, M.S. Environmental Engineering, 1985
Medical Education: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1989
Postgraduate Training: 
St. Vincent Hospital, Transitional Internship, 1990
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1993
Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001
Positions & Committee Memberships:
ACI Board Representative, ACI Secretary, ACI Recruitment Committee Chairman

Undergraduate Education: 
Purdue University, B.S. Biology, 1984
Medical Education: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1988
Postgraduate Training: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Internship, 1989
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1992
Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001

Undergraduate Education: 
Purdue University, B.S. Biology, 1971
Medical Education: 
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1975
Postgraduate Training: 
Indiana University Medical Center, Anesthesiology Internship, 1976
Indiana University Medical Center, Anesthesiology Residency, 1978
Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001
Positions: ACI Board Representative

Undergraduate Education:
Wabash College, B.A., 1989
Medical Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1993
Postgraduate Training:
Methodist Hospital, Transitional Year Internship, 1994
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1997
Board Certifications:
Anesthesiology
Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Joined ACI: January, 2001

Undergraduate Education:
Butler University, B.S. Chemistry, 1999
Medical Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 2003
Postgraduate Training:
Indiana University School of Medicine, General Surgery Internship, 2004
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2007
Board Certification: Anesthesiology
Joined ACI: July, 2007
Positions:
ACI Board Representative, ACI – APS Co-Director, IUH Conscious Sedation Committee Co-Chair, ISA Board Member

Undergraduate Education:
Indiana University Northwest, B.A. Biology, 1998
Medical Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 2002
Postgraduate Training:
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Transitional Year Internship, 2003
Indiana University School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2006
Board Certification: Anesthesiology
Joined ACI: July, 2006
Positions & Committee Memberships:
ACI Scheduler, ACI PRC