Statement From the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: White Paper Advocating Desirable Milestones and Competencies for Anesthesiology Fellowship Training in the Field of Lung Transplantation

Barbara J. Wilkey, Benjamin A. Abrams, J. Mauricio Del Rio, Miklos D. Kertai, Kathirvel Subramaniam, Coimbatore Srinivas, Yong G. Peng, Marta Berrio-Valencia, Archer K. Martin

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The clinical, educational, and research facets of lung transplantation have advanced significantly since the first lung transplant in 1963. The formation of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and subsequent Registry has forged a precedent of collaborative teamwork that has significantly affected current lung transplantation outcomes. The Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia (SATA) is dedicated to developing educational platforms for all facets of transplant anesthesia. Additionally, we believe that the anesthetic training for lung transplantation has not kept pace with other advances in the field. As such, SATA presents for consideration these educational milestones and competencies for anesthetic fellowship training in the field of lung transplantation. The proposed milestones were designed on the framework of 6 core competencies created by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. The milestones were identified by combining the expert opinion of our Thoracic Transplant Committee, our experience as educators, and literature review. We offer this White Paper to the anesthesiology and transplant communities as a starting point for the discussion and evolution of perioperative anesthetic care in the field of lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-114
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020



  • ECMO
  • cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
  • fellowship training
  • thoracic surgery
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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