Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
The Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship provides physicians with comprehensive training in interdisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) care, critical organ failure support, emergency response and resuscitation, resource allocation and triage, and the dynamic care of the hospital’s sickest patients.
Under the leadership of Mark E. Nunnally, MD, program director, and Anjali P. Dogra, MD, MHS, associate program director, the Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology offers this one-year program, under the auspices by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Fellowship Clinical Training
Rotations reflect multiple facets of critical care, including the management of specific organ failures and the care of patients recovering from cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, major surgery or complications of major surgery, and organ transplantation, as well as those with neurological conditions and acute or chronic illness.
Fellows participate in the following rotations:
- three months in the surgical ICU
- three months in the cardiovascular ICU
- one month in the medical ICU
- two months in the neurosurgical ICU, or one month in the neurosurgical ICU and one month in the trauma ICU at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
- three months of elective time, with options including infectious diseases, palliative care, or echocardiography
Fellowship Didactic Program and Simulation Training
The fellowship’s broad educational program includes a comprehensive lecture series, research exposure, team leadership skills development, and supervisory and teaching experience.
- weekly Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine Grand Rounds
- weekly departmental problem-based learning and improvement (PBLI)
- weekly Anesthesiology Critical Care Conferences (including core fellowship lecture series, PBLI, and seminars)
- monthly alternating journal club and morbidity and mortality conferences
- oral and written board preparation activities
- multiple progressive NYSIM Center simulation lab sessions
Career Preparation for Fellows
Our mission is to develop the next generation of leaders and educators in critical care medicine. Trainees learn advanced clinical skills, but equally important is the development of managerial and collaborative skills and mentored development of educational and investigative acumen.
Career preparation is an integral part of our fellowship. Our faculty offer mentoring, exposure to multiple and diverse research opportunities, and participation in the department’s ongoing quality improvement activities. Fellows have the opportunity to teach medical students and residents.
Fellowship Application Process
We accept two fellows into our program each year. Our Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship participates in the Central Application Service (CAS) of SF Match. In addition to the CAS application, SF Match requires three letters of reference. These materials are accepted each year until December 31. Our ACGME Program ID number is 0453504092. All applicants must apply through SF Match.
Fellowship training begins on July 1 of the year following the match and ends on June 30 of the next year.
Applicants for both the Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship and the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship need to apply separately to each program.
Required Supplemental Materials
Please email the following supplemental materials to Lauren Perez-Lara, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a CV
- a medical school transcript
- U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® scores or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination scores
- In-training examination scores
- U.S. medical school or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® certificate
Acceptance into the fellowship is conditional upon the following criteria:
- successful completion of a core residency in anesthesiology
- qualification to enter the certification process of the American Board of Anesthesiology
- certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
- an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of New York
- compliance with all policies established by NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine