Education

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The University of Chicago will participate in the San Francisco (SF) Match. The SF website link is https://www.sfmatch.org, select “Specialties” then click on “Critical Care Anesthesiology”. There you can find specifics about the match.

 

The Critical Care faculty at the University of Chicago have collaborated to create a multi-disciplinary Critical Care fellowship that affords trainees access to the entire scope of Critical Care medicine practiced at the University of Chicago. The clinical training program is designed to be tailored to the needs of individual fellows, but will incorporate clinical time sufficient to fulfill ABA requirements for Critical Care board eligibility. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in patient care, supervise residents, and teach medical students in many of the intensive care units at the University of Chicago Medical Center, including the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit, the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Burn Unit, the Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit, and the Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Fellows will also participate in a one month elective in transthoracic echocardiography in which they work with echocardiology faculty, fellows and technicians to develop skills to obtain ECHO views and interpret findings.  Fellows will spend 2-4 weeks with our radiologists to enhance their ability to independently read abdominal and CT and head CT and MRI.  The rest of the year will be spent pursuing additional training through electives. A variety of clinical electives are available to fellows, including nephrology, hematology, blood bank medicine, pediatric ICU, palliative care, etc.

The flexible clinical and non-clinical curriculum allows fellows to design a Critical Care training curriculum that will best prepare them for their subsequent career. A typical fellowship incorporates two months MICU, three months SICU/Burn Unit, three months CT ICU, one month Neuro ICU.

Program in knowledge enrichment - Fellows have protected didactic time to participate in daily lectures/discussions four days per week.  Fellow didactics include echocardiography, journal club, critical care concepts, board review for the anesthesia applied exam and critical care exam, case conferences, and M&M conferences.  These lectures are advanced in content designed specifically for Fellows. Fellows are encouraged to participate in specialty meetings including anesthesiology grand rounds, trauma morning report, burn rounds, pulm/CC didactics, neurocritical care weekly didactics, etc.   

Program in echocardiography – fellows spend one month in the cardiology echo lab learning the basics of image acquisition and interpretation.   This is accompanied by a structured didactic curriculum designed to prepare the fellow to take the critical care echo exam (CCEeXAM) during their fellowship year.

 

Faculty

Allison Dalton, MD, Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor, Vice-Chair for Education

Stephen Estime, MD
Assistant Professor

Nisha Jain, MD
Assistant Professor

Aalok Kacha, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Dinesh Kurian, MD
Assistant Professor

Junaid Nizamuddin, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael O’Connor, MD
Professor

Daniel Rubin, MD
Associate Professor

Sajid Shahul, MD, MPH
Professor, Vice-Chair for Research

Avery Tung, MD
Professor, Section Chief, Critical Care Medicine

Kyle Hogarth M.D.
Professor

John Kress M.D.
Associate Professor

John McConville M.D.
Associate Professor

Babak Mokhlesi M.D.
Associate Professor

Ted Naureckas M.D.
Professor

Jason Poston M.D.
Associate Professor

Lawrence Gottlieb, MD
Professor

Selwyn Rogers, MD
Professor

Kenneth Wilson, MD
Professor

Tanya Zakrison, MD
Associate Professor

Brian Williams, MD
Associate Professor

Susan Rowell, MD, MBA

Professor

 

Board eligibility/certification in Anesthesiology meets our requirements.

Applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been received. Interviews will begin after the new year in 2023.