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.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilkey, BJ; Abrams, BA; Del Rio, JM; Kertai, MD; Subramaniam, K; Srinivas, C; Peng, YG; Berrio-Valencia, M; Martin, AK

Published Date

  • March 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 104 - 114

PubMed ID

  • 31390944

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31390944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1089253219867695


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States