Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology



Yiliam F. Rodriguez-Blanco, MD.
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Director of Heart/Lung Transplant Anesthesiology and LVAD
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research

The division provides perioperative cardiothoracic and vascular care to patients in three major institutions including the University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miami VA Healthcare system. The current combined programs include over 800 surgical cases requiring cardiopulmonary bypass per year, minimally invasive heart programs, transcatheter aortic valve procedures, mitral clips, heart and lung transplantation, multi-organ transplants, ventricular assist devices, ECMO, adult congenital procedures, aortic reconstruction and other major vascular cases – open and endovascular. Our division also provides care of more than 250 thoracic surgical cases including open and thoracoscopic lung resections, mediastinal surgery, esophageal and tracheal reconstruction and interventional pulmonology procedures. Lastly, the percutaneous valve programs at all three centers are growing rapidly and our division provides comprehensive care for these procedures.