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Neuro-Critical Care Fellowship


  • Debra Roberts, MD, PhD, Program Director
  • Christopher Zammit, MD (NeuroCritical Care)
  • Peter Papadakos, MD, FCCP, FCCM, FAARC (Anesthesia Critical Care)
  • Olga Selioutski, DO (Epilepsy)
  • Bogachan Sahin, MD, PhD (Vascular Neurology)
  • Michael Apostolakos, MD, FCCP (Pulmonary Critical Care)
  • Robert Holloway, MD, MPH (Neurology and Palliative Care)
  • David Kaufman, MD, FCCM (Surgical Critical Care)
  • Ali Hussain, MBChB (Neuroradiology)
  • Imad Khan, MD (NeuroCritical Care)

Major Clinical and Investigative Interests

This multidisciplinary UCNS approved fellowship provides subspecialty training in adult neurocritical care, and successful completion will allow candidates to be eligible for UCNS certification in neurocritical care. Primary faculty members have appointments in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency medicine and radiology. Fellow applicants with primary training in neurology, neurosurgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine and anesthesia are encouraged to apply.

The program is designed to cover the full range of neurocritically ill patients, including but not limited to, first-hand experience with:

  • Clinical evaluation and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage.
  • Clinical evaluation and management of status epilepticus, neuromuscular respiratory failure and medical complications of neurologic disease.
  • Clinical evaluation and management of traumatic brain injury, cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension.
  • Clinical evaluation and management of post-op neurosurgical patients.
  • Clinical evaluation and management of acute respiratory failure, hemodynamic collapse, sepsis, and shock.
  • Clinical research, including clinical trials.
  • Use of advanced neuro-monitoring devices.
  • Develop procedural proficiency in central and arterial line placement, endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy and ventilator management.

Fellows will rotate through the Medical and Trauma ICUs in addition to the NeuroMedical ICU. The fellowship also provides the opportunity for pursuit of individual interests or projects.

Opportunities in clinical research and quality/process improvement are available and strongly encouraged.

The University of Rochester offers a UCNS Accredited two-year Fellowship in Neurocritical Care.  Our Fellowship program accepts one fellow per year via the San Francisco Specialty Match.  Interested applications should apply via the SFMatch:  We receive applications via the Central Application System (CAS) for fellowship positions July 1 of the following calendar year.  The SF Match takes place in June.  Interviews are scheduled from January - May. 

Applicants must have successfully completed a residency in Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, surgery or emergency medicine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RPSC).   If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Pam Marks, Program Coordinator, at:

Duration of Fellowship: 2 years

Number of fellows per year: 1


Debra Roberts, M.D., PH.D.
Phone: (585) 275-9238
Fax: (585) 276-1543