The University of Colorado Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME approved fellowship providing advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical experience in multidisciplinary critical care medicine. We offer four positions annually to candidates graduating from ACGME approved Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine residency programs.
The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado is a large academic department with over one-hundred clinical and research faculty located just outside the city limits of Denver, Colorado. The Section of Critical Care currently includes fifteen critical care faculty, providing clinical care in four intensive care units at the University of Colorado Hospital. These units include the Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU), Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) and Telemedicine Intensive Care Unit (TeleICU). In addition, we hold close relationships with critical care colleagues from the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NeuroICU) at UCH, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, and Surgical Intensive Care Units at Denver Health Medical Center.
For 2020, the University of Colorado Hospital was ranked #1 in Colorado for the 9th year in a row and was nationally ranked in 7 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
Department of Anesthesiology critical care faculty actively participate in formal education, basic and clinical research, quality improvement, and hospital administration. Leadership positions include co-medical directorship of the STICU and CTICU and at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), medical directorship of the TeleICU, and positions on many critical care committees, including: quality improvement, trauma, resuscitation, pharmacy and therapeutics, ethics, quality assurance, and executive OR committees.
The fellowship program is one-year in length for graduates of Anesthesiology residencies and two-years for graduates from Emergency Medicine. All graduates will be eligible for board certification in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine on completion of training. Fellows can also obtain National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification in Transesophageal Echo and Critical Care Echocardiography. Specific details of the one-year and two-year curriculum are available through links on this page.
We participate in the San Francisco match program. Application information can be obtained through the link on this page.
For any additional information or questions about the program, please feel free to contact the Program Director directly.
Sarah Alber, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Program Director, Combined Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Track
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Choosing to receive training in both Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) is the right decision for many applicants. These fellowships provide complementary skillsets that are ideal for candidates looking for a career in academic anesthesiology practicing both cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care. Visit our Dual ACCM/ACTA page to learn more.