Welcome to O.R.C.A

the Online Resource in Cardiac Anesthesia

by Paul G. Loubser, MD, MS

Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology

Heart and Vascular Institute

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

Houston, Texas


These courses are designed to supplement the educational process for trainees in anesthesia undergoing cardiac anesthesia clinical rotations.  The content is organized in order to facilitate learning by individuals from diverse professional backgrounds. 


If this is your first cardiac anesthesia rotation, We strongly recommend you read "Cardiac Anesthesiology is Quite Logical" for starters.


There are currently three sections;


The project started in 2013, while collaborating with Dr. Mohammed Koronfel at the Heart & Vascular Unit at Hermann Memorial - Texas Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  Dr. Koronfel is currently affiliated to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The project is currently maintained in collaboration with Dr. Anil K. Dosaj, at the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Hermann Memorial Memorial City Medical Center.



This website is sponsored by National Cardiac Anesthesia Consultants, PA, a Texas Corporation.