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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Children’s National Heart Institute provides specialized expertise across the full spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease in children – from the most common to the most complex. In addition to general cardiac care, our renowned, multidisciplinary team offers state-of-the-art cardiac imaging and diagnostics, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, heart surgery and cardiac intensive care. We care for a wide range of surgical cardiac patients, from premature infants to adults with acquired and congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery, non-cardiac surgery/procedures and diagnostic procedures. The surgical program performs more than 400 cardiac surgeries per year, encompassing all types of cardiac palliations/repairs including mechanical assist devices and heart transplants.

Our fellowship offers one ACGME-accredited position each year to applicants who successfully completed fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology or cardiac anesthesiology. We offer a rigorous curriculum with individualized training tailored to the applicant’s background. Fellows will train with outstanding pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists as well as colleagues with a diverse background in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiac surgery. Our goal is to train and foster the next generation of excellent pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and leaders in the field.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. Application requirements include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the director of your most recent/current fellowship training program or from the medical director at the institution you are currently practicing. 
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of medical diploma


Application Timeline

Application review for the subsequent or following academic year will start to be reviewed in July, but we will accept and consider applications through December.  However, acceptance to our one ACGME-approved fellowship position is on a rolling basis. 

Submit Materials

Submit the requisite materials via email to Jeremy Deer, M.D., program director, and Deirdre Savoy, fellowship coordinator.

Explore Our Program's Curriculum

    Explore the Cardiac Anesthesiology fellow rotations. 


    Including time supervising

    • Duration: 9 months
    • Location: Main hospital

    Cardiac Intensive Care Unit


    • Duration: 1 month (split into two two-week rotations)
    • Location: Main hospital


    • Duration: 1 month (split into two week blocks)
    • Location: Main hospital


    • Duration: 1 month in total
    • Location: Main hospital

    Contact Us

    Please contact program director, Jeremy Deer, M.D., with any additional questions.

    Faculty and Staff

    Meet the experts in the  pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship.