Adult Critical Care Medicine

College

  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Fellowship

Program Length

1 year

Program Type

  • On Campus

ACGME Positions

2

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Program Leadership

Positions:
  • Program Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Positions:
  • Assistant Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Program Information

Name: Kymberley Ballato, CPC
Position: Fellowship Coordinator
Organization: Department of Anesthesiology

111 S. 11th Street
Suite G8290
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital strives to develop and train the next generation of critical care experts and perioperative clinical care leaders through the acquisition of advanced knowledge, art of compassion, specialized technical skills, and collaborative leadership. Our program will provide a variety of complex intensive care unit settings for experiential learning, didactic teaching, and academic scholarship opportunities in order to produce the consummate intensivist to lead the community's diverse intensive care units and multidisciplinary teams.

Program Goals

  • Ensure that the fellow becomes an expert in the comprehensive management of critically ill patients with a focus on complex heart failure patients, cardiac surgical patients, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), mechanical circulatory support, and heart/lung transplantation. 
  • Become proficient in utilizing bedside point of care ultrasound to guide decision making and allow for potential certification in critical care echocardiography (CCE) through the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). 
  • Become proficient in utilizing bedside transesophageal echocardiography to guide decision making and allow for potential certification in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography through the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). 
  • Attain procedural skills necessary for the comprehensive care of critically ill patients including vascular access, echocardiography, bronchoscopy, chest tube placements, thoracentesis, and ECMO cannulation. 
  • Cultivate leadership and teaching skills in the management of intensive care unit rounding, as well as the communication and coordination of multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Instill adeptness in the art of compassionate care and palliative medicine.

Educational Program

  • Critical Care Grand Rounds: Multidisciplinary (weekly)
  • CVICU Lecture Series and Workshops (weekly)
  • Journal Clubs: Fellow driven (monthly)
  • Mortality and Morbidity Conferences: Fellow driven (monthly)
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology Lecture Series (weekly)
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Departmental funding for attendance and/or participation in national or international conferences