Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

An Amazing One Year Experience

Each year we welcome nine fellows from around the country to our ACGME-accredited program situated on 20 acres in Northern Manhattan. Our fellows have the opportunity to train with us in a supportive environment that seeks to care, lead, educate, and discover.


Columbia University Medical Center


We Believe In Innovation

We know that learning preferences are changing, and in the spirit of Columbia’s history of innovation, we believe our teaching should be interactive, intensive, innovative, and inspiring. We call this our 4I principle. How do we put the 4I process into practice? We have “flipped” journal club.

  • We have limited the number of Powerpoint slides used in educational sessions.
  • We listen to specific podcasts before entering the “classroom.”
  • We practice “just in time teaching” for bedside ultrasonography
  • We simulate events to teach the principles of Crisis Resource Management
  • We believe in the adult learner, who guides us as educators

Welcome Home

We are intensivists, and our home ICUs are the SICU (16 Beds) and the CTICU (2 units with a total of 31 beds). Our fellows work in our ICU home for 28 weeks taking care of some of the most critically ill patients in New York City. We manage patients after heart, lung, liver, and pancreas transplant. We take care of patients after ECMO and VAD insertion. We collaborate with our multidisciplinary team to manage complex disease processes such as sepsis and ARDS. As the year progresses the ICU Fellow takes increasing responsibility for the conduct of rounds and decision-making, while the ICU Attending remains available for backup and support as appropriate. Our fellows take nightfloat call in the SICU (8 weeks) and are on call in the CTICU every third night. Our call system is designed to create a balanced experience. When you aren’t in our home (24 weeks) units, you aren’t on call.

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ACCM Fellowship Overview

Our Year For You

Each of our fellows chooses a track, mentored by a faculty member, at the beginning of their fellow year:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Clinical Leadership

Each track is designed to promote achievement of specific milestones to prepare our fellows to launch an academic career. We are proud of what our fellows accomplish. By the end of the year, our fellows have written book chapters, participated in research, and developed quality improvement projects. Think of these tracks as a major and a minor. The fellows can focus on one track and still participate in parts of the other tracks.

As part of our introduction in July, we organize a three-day boot camp on ICU topics and all of our fellows participate in an immersive on-campus ultrasound course led by Dr. Oliver Panzer, Director of Peri-operative Ultrasound. We have designed the year to give you flexibility and exposure to a diversity of disease processes in critical care medicine.

Program start date: July 1
Number of positions available: 9
Length of program: 12 months

Dual ACCM/Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology 2-Year Fellowship

The dual ACCM/ACTA fellowship track consists of two consecutive years of training. They are considered two separate ACGME-accredited fellowships.  Applicants should only apply for either the ACCM or ACTA fellowship, whichever is desired to be completed in the first year, via the SF Match.

Both programs must be informed of your intent to pursue the dual fellowship track. Notification should be sent to both Ms. Lisa Hasenbalg and Ms. Monica Roberts.

Ms. Lisa Hasenbalg
Program Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Ms. Monica Roberts
Program Coordinator, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

ABA-EM 2-Year ACCM Fellowship

Candidates who have completed Emergency Medicine training and are interested in our ACCM fellowship program through the Anesthesia-ABA pathway can apply through the San Francisco (SF) Match.  You will be required to complete a 2 year ACCM fellowship to satisfy the requirements of the ACEP and their agreement with the ABA.

To apply to our program please utilize this link: San Francisco (SF) Match.

How to Apply

We welcome applications to our program. We believe that our fellowship will give you the opportunity to be educated, have a chance to lead, have a place to care, and a find a path to discover and we invite you to join us for the ride of a lifetime.

Please note that for the 2021-2022 ACCM Fellowship year, we are participating in the San Francisco (SF) Match process.

  • November 1, 2019: Applicant registration begins
  • March 31, 2020: Final date for application submission
  • January 13, 2020 - May 11, 2020: ACCM Fellowship interview period
  • May 19, 2020: Rank list deadline
  • August 1, 2020: Fellowship training begins

NYPH/Columbia does not sponsor H1-B visa.  The hospital administration maintains a very strict policy with regard to recruitment of graduate medical education staff with H1-B Visa status, and we are therefore obligated to comply.  We will, however, consider J1 applicants.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about the policy.

For more detailed information on the Fellowship Application Process, please e-mail Ms. Hasenbalg at, or call her at 212-305-8633.

Fellowship Contacts

Fellowship Director

Vivek Moitra, MD, MHA, FCCM
Allen I. Hyman, MD Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology at CUMC
Chief, Division of Critical Care Anesthesia
Medical Director, SICU and CTICU

Fellowship Administrator

Ms. Lisa Hasenbalg
Program Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology, PH 527-B
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
630 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032