Intraoperative Echocardiography Teaching
The Anesthesiology Departments at West Penn Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital have a strong focus on 2-D and 3-D intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IOE). Faculty who perform IOE and teach anesthesiology residents are testamurs of the Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination or are board-certified by the National Board of Echocardiography.
The IOE service is provided exclusively by anesthesiologists at West Penn and Allegheny General hospitals. Faculty members have participated in preparing the national written examination for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and regularly give lectures at national and international meetings on the subject of intraoperative echocardiography.
Residents have ample opportunity to learn IOE from faculty members during their cardiac and dedicated TEE rotations.