Thank you for your interest in the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UC San Diego! Our goal is to provide our trainees with outstanding clinical experience in the management of all types of critically ill patients, including cardiovascular, general surgical, oncological transplant, neurosurgical and medical patients at one of the premier institutions in the country. Our center performed more than 70 heart transplants, 40 lung transplants, and 80 liver transplants last year, with some of the
best survival rates in the country. In addition, UCSD is a
major referral center for a number of conditions, and one of the busiest
ECMO centers in the region.
We provide our fellows with a multidisciplinary educational experience, in combination with our other critical care fellowships (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care), including a state-of-the-art
simulation center. We enthusiastically consider fellowship applicants from Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology through the
In conjunction with our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology division, our fellows receive extensive education in both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and are encouraged to pursue
board certification in Basic or Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Critical Care Echocardiography.
We hope that you will consider joining our critical care team in
“America’s Finest City!”
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about our
Anushirvan Minokadeh, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Sarah Ellis, MD
Associate Program Director
ACCM fellows with US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams
Garrett Evans, MD||Wejdan Batterjee, MD|
Thomas Pederson, MD||Sarah Holgren, MD|
|Michael Self, MD (2nd Year EM)||Sohaib Mandoorah, MD (2nd Year EM)|
|Sherin Shirazi, MD||Matt Mueller, DO, MPH (2nd Year EM)|
Richa Verma, MD, MS||Julie Robles, MD|
|Michael Self, MD|
|||Sajjan Gayam, MD|
Candidates for admission to University of California, San Diego Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship must meet the following criteria:
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program.
Board certification (or eligibility) by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Possess (or be eligible for) a California medical license.
For more information on our two year ABA-ABEM accredited fellowship, please click
The UCSD Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the SF Match's Central Application Service. Information about this process can be found on
Application PeriodThe application period runs from November through April. If applying after March 30th, please contact the program directly.
Note To Prospective Applicants About USCD's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:
UC San Diego and San Diego County
Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with
their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or
religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UCSD's
major affiliates have similar expectations.
ACCM Fellowship Contact Information
Anesthesiology Fellowship Coordinator