Critical Care Medicine : Fellowship

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital is proud to offer a twelve month comprehensive Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to Critical Care training. Faculty and Attending physicians in our nationally recognized teaching hospitals, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Medical Center and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, are dedicated to fostering academic achievement, clinical competence, and professional growth in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine.

The Critical Care Medicine service in the Department of Anesthesiology is responsible for the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the multi-specialty unit at Jackson South Medical Center and the Surgical Intensive Care unit at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. In addition, our attendings share the staffing needs of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit for Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital. Fellows also rotate in the Neurosurgical ICU and gain extensive experience in echocardiography during a dedicated rotation. Our patient populations are clinically diverse with a wide array of co-morbidities.

Our fellowship is unique in the sense that we provide exposure to multiple kinds of patients, each in their dedicated intensive care unit with dedicated staff as opposed to a single unit. You will have the opportunity to treat patients with the most advanced technology and therapeutics, including heart and lung transplants, devices for circulatory support, ECMO, as well as advanced treatments for TBI and Spinal Cord Injury. Fellows are also encouraged to explore in depth other areas of Critical Care during their elective time, including rotations in Blood Bank, Radiology and Infectious Diseases among others.

Our fellowship program is looking forward to receiving your application for a most exciting year of training, networking and professional growth.


Candidates must be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology exam and have completed an accredited U.S. residency program.

List of Required Documentation:

  • CV with picture
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE scores
  • ITE scores
  • ECFMG certificate if foreign grad
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferable including one from current program director
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical School transcript
  • Copy of Internship/Residency Certificate
  • Letter indicating proof of training (final competency based evaluation preferred)

Program Curriculum:

The Critical Care fellowship program provides Fellows with an extensive array of resources, both in the form of experienced clinicians, multiple consultation services for specific problems, and state of the art equipment and pharmacotherapy. The fellows are encouraged and constantly challenged to solve diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas and are evaluated on their ability to use all the appropriate resources at their disposal as well as cost effective measures.

Fellows will gain vast experience working with critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICU) which include: Cardiac ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Medical ICU, and Trauma ICU. Multi-disciplinary training includes radiology, transfusion medicine, and focused teaching in Echocardiography. Fellows are given the opportunity for comprehensive Transesophageal Echogram (TEE) training while which will lead to basic certification with an option for advanced certification. In addition to required clinical rotations, electives can be arranged during the fellowship year depending upon the prior experience and individual needs of the Fellow.

Didactics consist of weekly lectures in Quality, Morbidity & Mortality, Evidence Based Learning, and Grand Rounds. Journal Clubs and Visiting Professor Lectures are given on a monthly basis. Fellows will be required to partake in scholarly activities such as participation in research projects, abstracts, or other published work with individual mentoring from Faculty members.

To download application, please click here.

Contact Information:

Miguel Cobas, M.D.
Program Director
1611 NW 12th Ave. (C-300)
Miami, FL 33136
Ph: 305-689-1200
Fax: 305-689-1300

Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
1611 NW 12th Ave. (C-300)
Miami, FL 33136
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Ph: 305-585-1191, Option 2,1