The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program at Upstate is a 24-month program designed to meet or exceed the core requirements as specified by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and Society of Critical Care Medicine. It is one of the first UCNS-certified programs, providing comprehensive training in the management of neurological and neurosurgical patients requiring critical care. Candidates must be BC/BE in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.
Upstate Medical University Hospital is a Level I trauma center serving Central New York. It is one of the first hospitals in the region to get Stroke Center Certification. We have a brand new Neuroscience complex with 11-bed Neuroscience Critical Care unit, a 16-bed Neuroscience Stroke/Step-down unit including a 5-bed EEG monitoring unit.
Fellows receive supervised training in application of neurocritical care principles and procedural skills in the care of life-threatening neurological diseases. Fellows are trained in advanced hemodynamic assessment and monitoring using invasive and non-invasive techniques such as arterial and central line catheterization and cardiac output monitoring. Fellows will have opportunities to develop expertise in advanced airway management including endotracheal intubations, ventilator management and fiber optic bronchoscopies; multimodality neuromonitoring including continuous EEG assessment and interpretation, intraparenchymal brain tissue oxygenation/intracranial pressure monitor insertion and management, external ventricular drain insertion and management; transcranial Doppler applications and interpretations and other diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Elective rotations include MICU/CCU, SICU/Trauma, Neurointerventional, Stroke and Research. Didactic lectures cover the core curriculum as outlined by the UCNS/SCCM and include formal and informal sessions. Regular journal clubs, case conferences, grand rounds and research lectures supplement the core curriculum to enhance clinical experience. Fellows are encouraged to tailor their fellowship experience based on individual career goals and objectives. Salary and benefit are commensurate to PGY level.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send CV and a letter of intent.