Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Program Director Welcome

University of Virginia Danny Theodore, MD, Anesthesiology

Danny Theodore, MD Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Program Director

Welcome to the University of Virginia Anesthesiology Department’s  Accredited Critical Care Fellowship in 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 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 Intensive Care Unit (STICU), 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 elective ICU rotations. These include the medical and pediatric ICUs, as well as non-ICU electives which may include cardiology/heart failure, pulmonology, radiology, infectious diseases, critical care nutrition, nephrology, palliative care, ECMO, research, and many others depending upon the individualized interests of our fellows.

UVA Anesthesiology’s Critical Care Medicine fellowship has 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. These include a critical care ultrasound program, ACLS/CALS, and ECMO simulations. Our fellows develop the insights and skills to manage ICU environments. They hone the skills to perform quality improvement projects and participate in the research which impact outcomes in the ICU.

Critical care fellows 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.

How to Apply for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Apply to the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

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We participate in the San Francisco Match.  SF Match requires the following information when applying to our program:

  • Application
  • Exams and Certifications
  • Education Information
  • Employment Information
  • Publications
  • Required Supplemental Form
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Honors and Interests

Apply to the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Apply here

Contacts and Important Information

Please learn about the fellowship program details in the section below. We would also like to request a “Current Photo” which can be sent electronically to the fellowship coordinator.  This helps our faculty when interviewing.

For additional information, please contact the fellowship program director, Dr. Danny Thoedore or the Critical Care Anesthesia fellowship coordinator, Lisa Morton, by phone at 434.924-9454, or by email at