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Anesthesiology Critical Care Program

Why Choose Our Program?

Our ACGME Accredited 1-year fellowship is designed for anesthesiology trained physicians who intend to practice critical care, and who aspire to develop into health system leaders. 

VOLUME: Our academic health system is the tertiary care referral center for the entireGalton, Pranaat upstate New York region. UR Medicine spans 7 counties and includes 8 hospitals, 2 skilled nursing facilities, 11 urgent care centers, and 45 primary care practices, and continues to grow.

UR Medicine has the only heart transplant program, the only liver transplant program, and the only live donor liver transplant program in upstate New York. And our outcomes are among the best in the nation.

Gold MedalWe are one of the largest and busiest LVAD and ECMO centers in the country, and an ELSO ‘Gold level’ center of excellence for advanced life support. 


SCOPE: Our fellows master the spectrum of critical care by working in the medical, surgical, cardiac, burn/trauma, neuromedicine, and medical intensive care units of our university hospital.

CROSS-TRAINING: Mercy FlightOur trainees routinely work with faculty Intensivists from anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, and surgery, while many core didactics are collaborative with the institution's four other critical care fellowships.

ACADEMICS: Our university environment offers fellows a wealth of opportunities to pursue formal teaching experiences with various health professional trainees, to engage in quality improvement, and to perform bench or clinical research.

CULTURE: Our institution and program are distinguished by a supportive, collegial atmosphere. We work hard, but we do so as a team with a positive attitude. Providers, nurses, and other caregivers are always ready to lend a hand. We're all in it together!

HISTORY: The University of Rochester has had a continuously ACGME accredited residency training program in anesthesiology since September, 1958.  Our critical care fellowship has been continually accredied since 1989.

Alumni Perspective

 My critical care fellowship experience at the University of Rochester was one of my favorite years of training.  It was a great academic and clinical experience.  There was plenty of opportunity to undertake academic projects including publications and IRB approvedcassian research projects.  I was personally involved with a number of book chapters, national and international conference presentations, and multidisciplinary research in liver transplant hematology.  The clinical experience was very diverse including exposure to burn/trauma, neurocritical care, cardiothoracic, and hepatic transplant.  I feel prepared to practice in any setting.  The experience has left me with portable skills in managing the sickest patients, which will not only help me as an intensivist, but also as an anesthesiologist.  The program successfully prepared me to pass my ABA and Royal College examinations.  I would like to thank all of the anesthesiology and critical care faculty and staff for a great year!"                                                                                                                                                              - Cassian Horoszczak, MD, FRCPC