Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesiology Fellowship

Cardiothoracic anesthesiology in the heart of Central Texas.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is a one-year, fully ACGME accredited and commended fellowship. We accept two fellows per year.

We offer exposure to the full range of cardiothoracic and vascular surgical services with a goal to train clinicians who will go on to become leaders as perioperative consultants and echocardiographers.

Scott & White Medical Center - Temple was the first academic anesthesiology department in Texas to use real-time, three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the operating rooms. Building on this foundation, we are committed to staying at the forefront of CT anesthesiology and echocardiography. After establishing a basic skill set with echocardiography, we continue our fellows’ education with exposure to advanced imaging techniques that include 3D imaging, volumetry and strain.


Fellows begin the year working one-on-one with CT faculty experiencing the full gamut of open and minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The remainder of the year is spent supervising residents with progressing degrees of responsibility and autonomy under the close direction of the faculty. This allows fellows to gain experience as a solo practitioner as well as training in supervision and teaching, all under the supervision of attending faculty.

Transesophageal echocardiography is performed daily throughout the year. Fellows routinely personally perform roughly 300 TEEs each year, in addition to reviewing additional studies. This extensive hands on experience, combined with personalized teaching both in and out of the OR, as well as the option for dedicated elective time in echocardiography, produces a truly unique training experience.

Formal lectures are held weekly and are supplemented by "chalk talks," short informal CT discussions covering high-yield TEE topics.

Our large referral base allows fellows to experience advanced clinical medicine while living in a town with minimal traffic and small-town atmosphere.

In addition to clinical care rotations in the cardiothoracic ORs, fellows have one month of cardiothoracic ICU care and two weeks of perfusion technology. Electives involving cardiology, pulmonology, critical care, echocardiography and research are also available. Other rotations may be created to suit the individual needs of each fellow.

We perform the full range of advanced cardiothoracic and vascular surgical procedures including advanced heart failure therapies such as ECMO, VADs and heart transplants, as well as minimally invasive procedures, advanced endovascular procedures and advanced interventional cardiology structural heart procedures. We are an early adopter and high-volume TAVR center.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the San Francisco Match to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is April 1.

Visit SF Match to apply

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology. Upon receipt of interview invitation, more documentation may be requested.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Kayla Link
Phone: 254.724.5306

William C. Culp, Jr., MD
Program Director
Phone: 254.724.2407

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st. St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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