Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to the UConn Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) fellowship. Ours is a 1-year multidisciplinary fellowship accredited by ACGME in 2024. We will be accepting 2 fellow candidates each year. Both Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine residents can apply for this fellowship program. We participate in the San Francisco (SF) Match. Hartford Healthcare Hospitals offer non-ACGME 2nd year critical care fellowship training for Emergency medicine residents to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine endeavors to be a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, broad-based, inclusive, and diverse training program producing competent, well rounded, experienced, independent and critically thinking consultants who are able to demonstrate the knowledge, perform the skills, advocate for their patients, exercise good judgment, and be actively participating team members in the delivery of excellent care of critically ill patients of the communities that we serve.

The clinical experience during the fellowship will take place at Hartford Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut and UConn Health Center under the supervision of multidisciplinary critical care faculty from the divisions of Anesthesia, Surgery, Pulmonary medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and Neurology. The fellows have principal responsibility over rotating house officers from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. The fellows also provide in-depth cognitive and technical teaching to residents and medical students.

Hartford hospital is an 938-bed Level I academic/tertiary care medical center with about 2,000 trauma admissions yearly, over 30,000 operative procedures, an average of 100,000 ED visits and over 3,000 surgical ICU admissions per year. The Surgical Critical Care Division is composed of three patient-focused intensive care units providing care in the areas of general surgery/trauma, cardiothoracic and neurocritical care to over 3,000 critically ill or injured patients per year. There are a total of 46 ICU beds and 21 step down beds that provide continuity of care throughout the patients’ acute hospital course.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet, acute-care community teaching hospital and Level-III Trauma Center with campuses in New Britain and Southington. THOCC has 24 combined medical/surgical beds.

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is a 234 licensed bed university tertiary care and level 1 Trauma Center located in Farmington, CT has 24 combined medical/surgical ICU beds.

The comprehensive experience at our clinical sites assures that fellows completing the program will be highly trained intensivists capable of providing care for the sickest of patients and serving as effective educators and role models.

We will have weekly didactics and M&M conferences, as well as journal clubs throughout the year. Our fellows are expected to take on scholarly activity during their year with us. This may include joining an ongoing research study, creating a poster presentation for a national meeting, writing an article, contributing to a book chapter, or performing a quality improvement project.

We thank you for your interest in our program.

For more information regarding the program please contact:

Dhamodaran Palaniappan, M.D.
Program Director

Patrycja Luke
Program Coordinator

UConn School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 1127
Farmington, CT 06030-1127

Phone: 860-679-2744