Critical Care Fellowship

Welcome! The Department of Emergency Medicine supports a critical care fellowship for interested Emergency Medicine trained physicians. The primary teaching facility is at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. The fellowship is multi-disciplinary with curriculum consisting of surgical, medical, neurosurgical, burn, and cardiovascular ICUs. The goal is to develop a well rounded Emergency Medicine Intensivist capable of treating a critically ill patient with any variety of pathophysiology.

The UF Department of Emergency Medicine co-sponsors a critical care fellowship with the Anesthesiology Department and is pleased to announce a critical care certification pathway. The University of Florida Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine program has received American Board of Anesthesiology approval for a two year training program in critical care for Emergency Physicians. This approval will permit the emergency physicians that enter and complete this program for entry into subspecialty critical care certification.

The first year of the program will consist of a typical ACGME Anesthesia CCM program that includes a multi-disciplinary model with a focus towards surgical intensive care (trauma, burn, transplant, orthopedic, vascular, ENT, urology, cardiothoracic). A significant time is also spent in a 30 bed neurosurgical intensive care unit (status epilepticus, stroke, neurosurgical diseases). The second year gives the fellow an multi-disciplinary opportunity to expand the intensive care experience with added time in a medical intensive care unit, electives, and research. During the second year the fellow is also given time in the ED to ease the transition into a well rounded ED-Critical Care physician. During this time the fellows would be ideally suited to improve coordination between the ED and ICU and has been shown to enhance ED care, system/protocol implementation, and education in critical care. We also work closely with our trauma/surgical colleagues who have a Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships.

If you are applying for fellowship, please follow the Anesthesia Application. EM applicants must still follow the Anesthesia steps including applying through the Match Program via SF Matching Program website. After the Match, please follow instructions on the Anesthesia website and submit documents as instructed. We do not have surgery or medicine pathways, but are working to incorporate these into the models described below from the individual organizations (ABS, ABIM, ABEM).

Additional Information

Anesthesia Pathway

Surgery Pathway

Medicine Pathway

Program Faculty

Rohit Patel, MDRohit Patel, MD

Assistant Professor
Co-Director of EM/CCM Critical Care Fellowship Program
Director of Critical Care Ultrasound, Surgical ICU


Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, RDMS FACEP
Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Torbin Becker, MD, PhD, FAWM
EMS Fellow

Past and Current Fellows

2010-2011 Rohit Patel
2011-2012 Rohit Patel, David McConoughey
2012-2013 David McConoughey, Nathan Gilmore, Brian Shippert, Ali Dabaja
2013-2014 Ahsan Janoo, Brian Shippert, Ali Dabaja
2014-2015 Irina Brennan, Sean Lee
2015-2016 Irina Brennan, Kene Chukwuana, Sean Lee
2016-2017 Kene Chukwuana
2017-2018 Karina Bartlett