Critical Care Fellowship

Upstate Medical University offers an Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship that is a one or two-year program. The first year is clinical and comprehensive in scope and includes eight months of required ICU time, predominantly spent in the medical/surgical ICU and the burn ICU. The second year, an elective year, is flexible and is designed by the fellow in conjunction with the Director of the fellowship and should include research. A minimum of one completed research project is expected.

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The fellowship is based in the Intensive Care Units of University Hospital. We are the major teaching hospital and the major referral center for Central New York. We are a Level 1 trauma and burn center. All subspecialties are represented here, therefore a large variety of critical care problems are seen.

The Concentrated Care Center (CCC) which opened in April of 1995, houses 57 of the 66 critical care beds. The new 12-room operating room suite is directly below the ICU, and the new Emergency Department is located below the OR suite.

The institution has specialty ICUs in neurosurgery, cardiac, pediatric and coronary care. Rotations through these specialty units are available to fellows. A variety of elective experiences are also available, including HBO research and rotations at outside institutions.

Teaching is provided by Surgical and Internal Medicine intensivists. The didactic experiences include a lecture series, which covers the core curriculum of critical care, a Journal Club and a variety of conferences.


Inquiries should be addressed to: At this time we are not accepting applications for the critical care fellowship

Director, Intensive Care Fellowship Recruitment
Carlos Lopez, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Telephone: 315-464-4879