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Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship


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 state of the art simulation center.  We enthusiastically consider fellowship applicants from Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology through the SF Match.

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 program and our institution.

Christopher Tainter, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

ACCM fellows with US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

Current Fellows



Wejdan Batterjee, MD
Maya Filipovic, MD
Sarah Holgren, MD
Andrew Goodrich, DO, MS
Sohaib Mandoorah, MD (2nd Year EM) Sohaib Mandoorah, MD
Matt Mueller, DO, MPH (2nd Year EM)
Matt Mueller, DO, MPH
Julie Robles, MD
Christie Mun, MD
Michael Self, MD
​Eric Tzeng, 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 here

Application Process

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 Period

The 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

Ileana Ramirez
Anesthesiology Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (858)246-1758
Fax: (858)246-2903

The UC San Diego office of Graduate Medical Education and EDI committee will be hosting a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) virtual open house for students and residents applying to UCSD training programs.  The next open house will be Wednesday October 27th, 5-6p (Pacific Time). There will be one additional open house in January (details TBD). 

  •         The virtual open house will feature a formal overview of the efforts and activities taking place across UC San Diego to promote JEDI – provided by a panel of informed UCSD representatives. 
  •         This will be followed by an informal breakout room where UCSD trainees and prospective applicants can meet to discuss individualized experiences and perspectives in a safe and confidential space.   
  •         Faculty will not participate in breakout rooms so that prospective applicants can feel comfortable asking candid questions without worrying how the conversation may impact their chances of matching at UCSD.  
Thank you for considering UC San Diego! 
UCSD JEDI Planning Committee 
Webinar Info: 
When: October 27, 2021 5-6 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: JEDI Open House 
Please click the link below to register for the webinar: