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ANES 307A. Stanford Hospital Cardiovascular Anesthesia Clerkship (SUMC)

Open to Visitors

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A two-week clerkship that gives the student exposure to the principles and practice of cardiovascular anesthesia, including applied cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. You will work in the cardiac operating room and cath lab with faculty, fellows and residents, providing care to adult patients undergoing cardiac and vascular procedures. You will gain experience in the preoperative evaluation of compensated and decompensated (sick) patients; clinical application of physiologic principles (e.g., myocardial oxygen balance and ventricular function curves); applied monitoring; use of potent inotropic, vasodilator and other hemodynamic drugs; application of cardiac pathophysiology to clinical care; considerations for urgent/emergent, minimally invasive, and catheter based procedures; and may assist in placement of monitoring lines and devices. Please note: Visiting students must obtain approval from Yun Tao prior to applying for this clerkship. Email requests to

Anesthesia 300A, 300B, 300C, or 300D plus 6 months of clinical clerkships.

Periods Available
3B-12, full-time for two weeks (no four-week rotations available). Maximum of 2 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Contact Dr. Albert Tsai and Yun Tao one week prior to confirm time and location. Where: Typically Stanford Hospital operating room front desk, 6:45am.

Units 3       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Albert Hwa-Wei Tsai, M.D. (

Other Faculty
J. Brodt, A. Cheung, L. Foppiano, C. Hill, E. Jackson, M. Kanevsky, W. Keeyapaj, N. Martinez, C. Mora-Mangano, D. Oakes, S. Pai, R. Pearl, L. Raleigh, K. Steffner, V. Rao.

Yun Tao (650-724-1706), H-3580, Stanford Hospital.


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