The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) program at Cleveland Clinic is a one-year ACGME accredited training program. It has been one of the largest and most successful Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship programs in the United States for many years, graduating ten fellows every year.

The goal of the fellowship program is to provide comprehensive training and experience in Critical Care Medicine. During this program the fellow will:

  • Develop a unique opportunity to provide excellent primary care to critically ill surgical patients.
  • Develop outstanding skills in state-of-the-art clinical, educational, investigative and administrative aspects of Critical Care Medicine.

Fellowship rotations include the following:

  • Surgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Neuro ICU
  • Community Critical Care
  • Echo-Transthoracic and Transesophageal
  • Options for Elective:
    • Critical Care ID
    • Critical Care Nephrology
    • Nutritional Support
    • Bioethics
    • Palliative Medicine 

Fellowship Contact Information

Heather Gornik, MD

Roshni Sreedharan, MD
Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 216.444.0660
Fax: 216.444.7360

Nada Johnson
Program Manager
Email: johnson1@ccf.org 

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Two Program Interest

Two Program Interest

Critical Care Medicine and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowships

Two-year appointment/commitment

The American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) provides individual accreditation for the following anesthesiology specialty fellowship programs: Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (CCM) and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA). CCM and ACTA remain individual and separate 12-month training programs. The individual program is responsible to provide the specific ACGME program requirements during the year of enrollment. Individuals interested in pursuing both programs at the Cleveland Clinic can follow the following process:

  • Applications
    • Applicants pursuing sequential CCM and ACTA fellowships at Cleveland Clinic must submit applications through the SF Match to both CCM and ACTA programs and indicate an interest in both training programs.
    • Dual interviews are not guaranteed.
  • Match
    • The Cleveland Clinic CCM and ACTA programs participate and remain in compliance with the rules and regulations of the SF Match.
    • The SF Match allows for exceptions to be requested prior to match day for applicants committing to institutions for more than one year or internal candidates.
  • Program Structure
    • Two- one year appointments will begin on August 1 (July 1, if required by military service or a candidate on a J1-Visa).
    • Applicants may request a specific sequence regarding fellowship program enrollment.
      • The final decision will be made by the program directors with the intent to facilitate request(s).
  • Completion
    • Following completion, CCM and ACTA fellows will have met the ACGME program requirements for both fellowship programs and will be eligible for board certification.


  • Extensive didactic schedule with half-day of protected academic time every week
  • Critical Care Medicine journal clubs twice a month
  • Basic and Advanced Echocardiography and Critical Care Ultrasound workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in the Critical Care Echocardiography board review course conducted at Cleveland Clinic
  • Opportunity to obtain TEE minimums to obtain Basic TEE certification
  • Basic and Advanced ventilation workshops in our State of the art Simulation Center
  • Advanced communication workshops targeting difficult family discussions, code status discussions, and delivering bad news
  • Opportunity to participate in the Health Professions Educators Certification programs offered by the Education Institute of Cleveland Clinic
  • Quality and Patient Safety projects with interprofessional teams
  • Opportunity to attend Society of Critical Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology annual conference as well as a sponsored fellow membership to the SCCM
  • Education allowance - $1,000
  • All fellows are certified in Fundamentals of Critical Care support
  • All fellows are ATLS certified by the end of the fellowship year
Application Process

Application Process

All application materials must be sent directly to the San Francisco Match.

Applicants must complete the application and include:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE and in-training scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one must be from the Program Director)


  • Applicants must have completed an anesthesiology or surgical residency program accredited by one of the following:
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Applicants must have completed USMLE steps 1,2 and 3
  • Applicants must be eligible for a temporary unrestricted Ohio medical license


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