Fellowship | Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine


The Department of Anesthesiology and the University of Kentucky offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. The fellowship consists of 12 months of full time training beginning after satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency program.

The Division of Critical Care Medicine provides primary consultative critical care in both the Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU), as well as, the Neurosciences ICU (NSICU) at the UK Chandler Medical Center. Anesthesiologists lead a team comprised of fellows, residents, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapist, dieticians and others to provide care to a wide variety of patients across these specialty units.  In addition, the Division of Critical Care Medicine provides consultative critical care to postoperative surgical patients admitted to the ICU following abdominal organ transplantation, ENT, plastics, urologic and other types of general and specialized surgeries.



Critical Care fellows will rotate in both the CVICU and the NSICU, as well as, the Medicine ICU (MICU) and the Trauma ICU (TICU).  These rotations expose fellows to many different aspects of critical care medicine.  Fellows will also spend two months in electives of their choice, including transesophageal echocardiography, point of care ultrasound, nephrology, hepatology, infectious disease, nutrition medicine, transfusion medicine and numerous others that are designed to further hone their critical care knowledge and expertise.

In the CVICU our team works diligently to care for critically ill patients following complex cardiothoracic surgery, including cardiac revascularizations, valve replacements surgeries, lung resections, esophageal resections, and both heart and lung transplants. The multidisciplinary team also provides care to patients requiring various mechanical cardiac support devices such as right or left ventricular assist devices (VADs), total artificial hearts (TAH) and for those patients who require veno-arterial or veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

In the NSICU, our multidisciplinary team works closely with stroke neurologists and neurosurgeons to care for a variety of intracranial pathologies including ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, intracranial tumors, and patients with status epilepticus, as well as, to mitigate the effect of pre-existing or co-existing multi-organ dysfunction in these patients.



Didactic education occurs daily on anesthesiologist-led teaching rounds which focuses on patient-related pathology and trains fellows to develop a framework for information processing and decision-making skills.  Formal didactic lectures occur weekly with our surgical critical care colleagues and cover a broad range of critical care topics from a variety of specialties including local, regional and national experts.

Due to its large referral base and native patient population, the UK Chandler Hospital has among the highest patient acuity rates seen in the country.  As such, our Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Teams are challenged with very sick but incredibly rewarding patient cases on a daily basis.  Our fellows play a pivotal role on our critical care teams and are rewarded with incredible experience, knowledge, decision-making opportunities, and invaluable hands-on diagnostic and procedural skills during their training.



Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be accepted from 11/1/2017 to 04/01/2018. Interviews will be conducted from 12/01/2017 to 04/30/2018. Applications are to be submitted through the SF Match CAS.

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For more information regarding the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, please contact:

Rebecca Phillips Webb
GME Program Coordinator - Fellowships
Department of Anesthesiology
UK Chandler Medical Center
800 Rose Street MN256
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859.218-0097
Fax: 859-323-1080
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