Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

The critical care fellowship provides an in-depth experience in the care of seriously ill surgical, trauma, oncology and pediatric patients, frequently presenting with multisystem failure. All facets of care are encountered, including cardiopulmonary therapy, long-term mechanical ventilation, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, renal and hepatic failure, the treatment of infections and nutritional failure. Rotations are provided in the following ICU's: general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric, trauma, medicine and NIH Clinical Center. Clinical and laboratory research are available in the department's basic sciences research laboratories and at the National Institutes of Health. The program is accredited by the ACGME.Applicants are invited to apply for a one- or two-year, ACGME-approved Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology for the academic year commencing July 1, 2009. We are seeking aspiring academic anesthesiologists with strong interests in clinical care, education and research. Board certification/eligibility in Anesthesiology is required. While most of our fellows spend a total of one year for training, it is possible to extend the fellowship for an additional year for more extensive research training.

How to Apply

Policies and Information for applying to the Department of Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs:

Your file is complete when we receive: 

  1. The completed University of Maryland Application for Fellowship in Anesthesiology. The application must have an original signature. 
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Your Personal Statement (name and credentials should appear on the personal statement)
  4. A copy of your medical school transcript
  5. Your USMLE I, II & III /COMLEX scores
  6. Your specialty specific In-Service, In-Training exam or Board Scores
  7. Three letters of reference; one of which should be from the chairman or program director of your training program

All documents (items 1-6) should be submitted and received in full.  

All Letters of Recommendation should be sent directly from the respective writer, unless the LORs are in a sealed envelope with their signature across the back.

Applications and LORs can be sent by postal mail or courier to: 

Dr. Vadivelu Sivaraman, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director
c/o Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Suite S11C00
Baltimore, Maryland   21201

Electronic submissions should be sent to:  

For more information, please view the Division of Critical Care Medicine webpage.