Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship


This one-year ACGME-equivalent clinical fellowship provides a comprehensive training program for fellows interested in leading the field of cardiac critical care. The purpose of this program is to provide an advanced fund of knowledge and specialized skills in the management of the cardiac surgery patient including VADS, ECMO, and lung and heart transplants, emphasizing the critical nature of the patient’s recovery in the early postoperative course.

Fellows spend several months in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVSICU), working alongside Intensivists with backgrounds in Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgical Critical Care. The faculty provide opportunities for the fellow to acquire an in-depth knowledge of critical care as well as advanced clinical skills in the post-operative care of cardiac surgical patients. Fellows will function as integral members of the ICU team and are responsible for the initial assessment, plan and follow up of all patients.

The program offers excellent clinical exposure as well as directed, expert instruction, promoting self-directed education, and fostering the refinement of the fellow’s scientific and academic pursuits. Educational opportunities are tailored to suit the needs and interests of each fellow and consist of a combination of mentoring, monthly journal clubs, evidenced based case presentations, morbidity and mortality conferences, hands-on experience, and self-education.

The program also offers a diverse array of elective rotations, including Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Interventional Pulmonology, Nephrology and the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. Fellows who have research interests are strongly encouraged to use elective time to develop and pursue clinical or basic science investigations and are expected to present their work at national conferences.


To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship, physicians must have:

  1. Graduated from an accredited medical school Graduation 
    • Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  2. Completed an ACGME approved residency
  3. Achieved board eligibility in medicine, surgery, anesthesia or emergency medicine


Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Katy Bender, [email protected] or Angela Miller, [email protected]
For questions, please call us at 443-287-6937.