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Program Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship Program
Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Phone: 305-585-1191, Option 2, 1
Email: mcwells@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All positions are filled through the SF Match Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the SF Match Program’s Central Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted between October and February. Interviews are conducted between January and April.

Call Schedule

Fellows do not take in-house calls. There is occasional home call, including one weekend call per month for three to four months during the year.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology or emergency medicine. All applicants must be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology board exam.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship

Our goal is to provide the most effective, current and timely care possible to patients who become critically ill. In doing so, we endeavor to care not only for the patient but for the family as well.

Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anesthesia management during the actual surgical procedure. Anesthesiology faculty also work with other experts to optimize the patient preoperatively, as well as to closely monitor the patient in the postoperative setting. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is responsible for overseeing the cardiothoracic intensive care units at UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Description

Our goal is to provide the most effective, current and timely care possible to patients who become critically ill. In doing so, we endeavor to care not only for the patient but for the family as well.

Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anesthesia management during the actual surgical procedure. Anesthesiology faculty also work with other experts to optimize the patient preoperatively, as well as to closely monitor the patient in the postoperative setting. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is responsible for overseeing the cardiothoracic intensive care units at UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship is proud to offer a one-year, clinically oriented fellowship. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and takes a multidisciplinary approach to critical care training. Faculty and attending physicians in two nationally recognized teaching hospitals, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, are dedicated to fostering academic achievement, clinical competence and professional growth in the subspecialty of critical care medicine.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship is proud to offer a one-year, clinically oriented fellowship. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and takes a multidisciplinary approach to critical care training. Faculty and attending physicians in two nationally recognized teaching hospitals, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Bruce W. Carter Department of 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 primarily responsible for the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the VA Medical Center. In addition, our attendings share the staffing needs of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit for Ryder Trauma Center and a combined medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit at Jackson South Medical Center, which is a Level II trauma center. Our patient populations are clinically diverse with a wide array of comorbidities.

Our staff provides not only excellent patient care and relevant clinical research, but personalized teaching in a supportive environment to medical students, residents, fellows and advanced-practice nursing students.

-Jack Louro, MD

Description

Our staff provides not only excellent patient care and relevant clinical research, but personalized teaching in a supportive environment to medical students, residents, fellows and advanced-practice nursing students.

-Jack Louro, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

4

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

2 nationally recognized teaching hospitals

70+ ICU beds covered by fellows throughout teaching sites

3:1 faculty to fellow teaching ratio

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship Program provides fellows with an extensive array of resources, 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 of the appropriate resources at their disposal, as well as considering cost-effective measures.

Fellows will gain vast experience working with critically ill patients in intensive care units 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 echocardiogram training, as well as point-of-care transthoracic ultrasonography. In addition to required clinical rotations, electives can be arranged during the fellowship year depending upon 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 research projects, abstracts or other published work with individual mentoring from faculty members.

Your Faculty

Oscar Aljure, MD
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Miguel A. Cobas, MD
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Ivet Cordoba Torres, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Roman Dudaryk, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alexander C.P. Fort, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Andrea Gabrielli, MD
Chief, Critical Care Officer, Jackson Health System
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Tosanath Leepuengtham, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Jack Louro, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) Fellowship Program

Elizabeth Mahanna Gabrielli, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Rachael Mintz-Cole, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Sean Quinn, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Hugo A. Rocha-Mendez, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Richard B. Silverman, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Philip Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Arnaldo Vera-Arroyo, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Richard A. Zack-Guasp, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alumni Placements Include:

University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Various private practices across South Florida

Alumni Placements Include:

University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Various private practices across South Florida