Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited training opportunity with two positions. The program is focused on the management of critically ill patients admitted to our intensive care units, as well as supervision and training of residents. Training takes place at two major teaching hospitals:

The Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (KMC) is a 480 bed hospital and outpatient complex owned and operated by the University of Southern California. Fellows will rotate in a 20 bed state-of-the-art, intensive care unit (ICU) supported by a faculty consisting of board certified critical care Anesthesiologists and Critical Care Surgeons. The ICU provides a diverse patient experience including liver transplant, complex hepatobiliary, colorectal, thoracic and cardiovascular patients. The unit is staffed by critical care nurse practitioners and residents. Other support services include clinical pharmacist, clinical dietitian, physical, occupational and respiratory therapy, laboratory and radiology and social service.

The LAC+USC Medical Center is a 600-bed inpatient, outpatient, and emergency facility which includes a 30 bed state-of-the-art surgical ICU. The complex and diverse patient population provides training in the management of trauma and the full spectrum of surgical specialties for adults and children as well as high risk obstetrics. The cardiothoracic ICU at LAC+USC Medical Center is a 10 bed unit with the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options including mechanical circulatory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Applicants will be asked to submit their current CV, USMLE, and ABA scores, 3 recommendation letters, and an evaluation of competency letter from their primary residency program director to the Department of Anesthesiology (Department) at USC.
Fellows participate in multidisciplinary rounds and conferences. Participation in quality improvement projects and other scholarly activities are important components of the training program. Additionally, fellows meet several times per week with faculty to discuss the topics outlined in the ACGME’s curricular requirements for Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine.
The Department’s Section of Critical Care is composed of 10 full time faculty members, each of whom devotes at least 50 percent of their clinical time caring for patients in different ICU locations. Clinical services are provided at the LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital – both of which function as teaching sites.


The fellowship is located at Keck Hospital of USC and the LAC+USC Medical Center.


Candidates should be eligible for a California medical license and have completed an ACGME-approved residency in Anesthesiology.


Interested individuals should contact:
John Anderson-Dam, MD
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support ICU
Associate Director Surgical Critical Care
1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 3600
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Sarah Holzmann, MSc, BS, BA
Program Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine
Business Data Analyst
1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 3600
Los Angeles, CA 90033