Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

This fellowship provides a range of surgical cases and research opportunities in preparation for a future in surgical critical care

Robust Critical Care Education

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is designed to train fellows in the management of critically sick surgical patients in a team-based environment.

Albany Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) accepts over 1,800 admissions per year with an average daily census of 26 patients. This distribution offers a wide variety of cases, including patients with trauma, elective and emergent vascular surgery, neurosurgical diseases and stroke, surgical oncology, and complex general surgical conditions. Fellows will also do rotations in the Pediatric ICU, Neuro ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Medical ICU, as well as away rotations and two electives.

Our graduates have had a 100 percent pass rate on the American Board of Surgery certification, and they complete our fellowship as competitive candidates for careers in an academic setting or private practice.

Highlights of our Program

  • Our 766-bed hospital serves as the primary referral center for a large catchment area and receives over 10,000 transfers each year from other facilities
  • State-of-the-art operating rooms
  • A dedicated 30-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Robust ECMO program
  • Advanced practice providers and PA residents facilitate and ensure continuity of care
  • Fellows are offered broad operative and procedural experience as well as research opportunities in a supportive, inclusive environment
  • The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized Albany Medical Center for exemplary surgical outcomes
  • Albany Medical Center’s Coronary Care Unit was a recipient of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for high-quality critical care standards

Read more about critical care in the Albany Med Health System.

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About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

Emergency Department
  • Jamil Mohammad, MD
    Jamil Mohammad, MD
    The critical care fellowship helped me tremendously as a surgical resident and allowed me to secure a cardiac surgery fellowship at Pittsburgh. The knowledge and skill I acquired have been enhanced my ability to manage sick patients, especially those in severe respiratory and renal failure. I attribute this to the comprehensive and diverse training I received, especially the combination of inside and outside rotations.”
  • Marcus Cox, MD, FACS
    Marcus Cox, MD, FACS
    I chose the program for its wide range of pathology and its unique patient population of urban, suburban and rural trauma and critical care needs. I was also impressed by the faculty and their engaging and challenging teaching style.”