Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Bhiken I. Naik, MBBCh, Fellowship Director

Letter from the Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The University of Virginia’s ACGME-accredited critical care fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). Using a wide breadth of clinical experience in multiple specialized surgical critical care units as well as an immersive and tailored didactic program, our goal is to train the future educators, innovators, and thought-leaders in critical care medicine.

Clinical experience within the one-year fellowship will include core rotations through the Surgical-Trauma-Burn Intensive Care Unit (STBICU), Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (TCVICU) and Nerancy Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NNICU) ICUs at the University of Virginia Health System. We supplement the ICU-based experience with both elective ICU rotations which can include the medical and pediatric ICUs, as well as non-ICU electives which can include cardiology/heart failure, pulmonology, radiology, infectious diseases, critical care nutrition, nephrology, palliative care, ECMO, research and many others depending on the individualized interests of our fellows.

The University of Virginia Critical Care Medicine fellowship has developed a well-rounded and immersive didactic component that includes system-based pathophysiology, ultrasound, journal clubs, problem-based learning, board review, morbidity and mortality conferences, research, simulation and hands-on courses such as the critical care ultrasound program, ACLS/CALS, and ECMO simulations. We strive to provide fellows with insights and skills to manage ICU environments and develop skills to perform quality improvement projects and research which impact outcomes in the ICU.

Critical care fellows are expected to complete at least one academic project with a faculty mentor during their fellowship year. Our faculty members have a wide and representative expertise in many areas of critical care medicine and are willing to facilitate and promote the research process with a variety of different research ideas and ongoing projects.

Thank you for your interest in the fellowship program and we hope to hear from you soon.


Bhiken I. Naik, MBBCh
Program Director, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery
University of Virginia

About the Fellowship