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Critical Care

The critical care experience is centered around Upstate University Hospital, a 734-bed institution with 420 beds at the downtown campus where our residents primarily do their ICU rotations. The medical center serves as both a primary care institution for Syracuse and a tertiary referral center for the Upstate New York region. University Hospital is also the level 1 trauma center for adults and pediatrics for a 17-county catchment area serving approximately 1.9 million people.

The core rotations center around the SICU and MICU with progressive responsibilities given as experience is gained. This combination provides a strong, multidisciplinary experience; yet with strong Anesthesia supervision and leadership. A member of the Anesthesiology department also serves as Chair of the ICU Governance and the Resuscitation committees for the hospital.

There are also opportunities for residents to do sub-specialty ICU rotations in Neurology, Pediatrics, Neonatal ICU, and Cardiothoracic ICU’s depending on their interests and career goals.

Meet Our Team


Carlos Lopez, MD

Carlos Lopez, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology