The Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology) 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 for many years with 10 graduating fellows per year in United States.

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
  • Neurocritical care
  • Echo
  • Community critical care
  • Elective - 1 month

Fellowship Contact Information

Heather Gornik, MD

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

Debbi Kovacic
Program Coordinator
Email: kovacid@ccf.org



  • Extensive didactic schedule with half day per week of protected academic time
  • Critical care medicine journal clubs twice a month
  • Basic critical care ultrasound and echocardiography workshop early in the year and an advanced workshop midyear
  • Opportunity to participate in the critical care echocardiography board review course conducted at Cleveland Clinic
  • Basic mechanical ventilation workshop at the simulation center early in the year and an advanced ventilation workshop midyear
  • Advanced communication workshops targeting difficult family discussions, code status discussions and delivering bad news
  • All fellows are certified in Fundamentals of Critical Care support
  • All fellows are ATLS certified by the end of the fellowship year
  • Opportunity to participate in the Health Professions Educators 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
  • Opportunity to obtain TEE minimums to obtain TEE certification
  • Education allowance - $1,000
  • Fellows receive a subscription to a Virtual Critical Care Rounds course
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