Cardiac Intensivist/Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Falls Church, Virginia
Jun 19, 2024
Aug 18, 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Cardiac Intensivist/Cardiac Anesthesiologist

The Department of Anesthesiology at Inova Fairfax Hospital is looking for a dedicated Cardiac Intensivist/CV Anesthesiologist to join the team to provide services in the CardioVascular ICU (CVICU) and on the Anesthesiology service. The prospective candidate will join a collaborative team of more than 30 specialized intensivists in the Medical Critical Care Service at Inova Fairfax Medical Center and a nationally recognized group of anesthesiologists and cardiac anesthesia practice. This position will be employed by NorthStar Anesthesia.

Anesthesiology Features:

  • 50% of time providing anesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures depending on training (ie. Cardiac OR vs General OR)
    • Cases may include major vascular, OB/GYN, healthy peds, neuro, urology, ambulatory, thoracic, orthopedic, ENT, as well as ultrasound- guided nerve blocks, and major and large volume cardiac procedures
    • Cardiac surgical cases include heart and lung transplants, major aortic, minimally invasive surgery, adult congenital, structural heart in addition to CABG and valve surgeries
  • Participate in call rotation
  • Work with a team of 55+ Anesthesiologists (Cardiac, Pediatric, Obstetric, and Pain trained)
  • Solo or care team model with CRNAs
  • Academic appointment opportunities available through University of Virginia (for both anesthesiology and critical care). Further, educational opportunities include ability to work medical students and residents (UVA and Walter Reed), cardiothoracic fellows (Johns Hopkins).

Critical Care Features:

  • 50% of time providing critical care coverage for a high-volume inpatient heart center in the surgical and medical cardiac ICUs
    • Coverage will include mechanical circulatory support devices, pre and post heart and lung transplant care, adult congenital physiology, post percutaneous valve interventions, post surgical cardiac cases
  • Multidisciplinary team model with APP supervision
  • Week on service/week off service model
  • Opportunity for leadership growth

Other Highlights:

  • Inova Schar Heart and Vascular Institute is one of only 13 centers to hold the designation as a center for pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation.
  • The Advanced Heart Failure program has rapidly grown.
  • The Cardiothoracic Surgery program is a three-star rated program in CABG and Aortic Valve with CABG.
  • The ECMO program is in the top 5% in North American for volumes, with recent designation of platinum center of excellence.

  • Rapidly growing Thoracic Transplantation program (over 100 transplants/yr) for the last two years
  • Internationally recognized Cardiogenic Shock Program
  • #1 Hospital in DC Metro Area and #1 state of Virginia by US News
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • Pediatric ACS certified center
  • National recognition in Cardiothoracic, GYN, OB, orthopedic, neurological, vascular, cancer surgery


  • Work schedule:Split position with Critical Care and Anesthesia. ,5 FTE in CVICU and .5 FTE with Anesthesia.
  • Education: An MD or DO from an accredited university medical school, completed ACGME residency training and subsequent fellowship.
  • ABMS board certification/board eligibility in critical care
  • ABA certification in Anesthesiology.
  • Advanced PTEeXAM® required for cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Cardiac Anesthesia ABA certification preferred but not required.
  • Experience: Experience in fellowship training or as an attending with critically ill cardiac and cardiovascular patients is required
  • Licensure: Current or eligibility for an unrestricted Virginia state medical license and DEA


  • Starting salary on par with anesthesiologist salary with escalation based on time.
  • The above base salary does not include a recruitment bonus, yearly quality and performance incentive, extra shift/OT incentives, and possible leadership position stipend
  • Salaried position and as such, compensation is not directly dependent on individual critical care or anesthesia billing
  • In addition, providers will receive a CME allowance and other benefits
  • Further details regarding compensation structure and salary values available on request.

Featured benefits:

  • CME allowance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Retirement benefits with match
  • State-of-the-art medical and training facilities


D. Jay Iacone,, M.D. Co-Medical Director

Fairfax Anesthesia Associates

NorthStar Anesthesia

Service Line Chief: Anesthesiology INOVA Health System

3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, Va 22046 703-776-3138 (O)

703-216-1155 (C)

dominick.iacone, dominick.iacone,

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