Critical Care Medicine Track within PCCM Fellowship Program

The University of Arizona's Critical Care Medicine (CCM) fellowship is a two-year fellowship track within the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that is offered through the UA Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at the UA Department of Medicine and co-sponsored with the Department of Emergency Medicine. The program ID for CCM Track in NRMP/ERAS: 1015156F1

Our CCM fellowship program started in 2010. We offer critical care training to qualified internists, medical subspecialists and emergency medicine physicians. The fellow will develop and refine the multiple skills necessary for the successful management of complex and critically ill patients in the medical, trauma/surgical and cardiovascular intensive care units (ICUs). In addition, the fellow will gain familiarity and competence in the management of post-operative cardiothoracic and other surgical patients.

The fellow will become proficient in advanced airway management, ultrasound utilization in critical care medicine, bronchoscopy and fiber optic airway techniques, advanced ventilator and alternative gas exchange modes, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and will have elective time to pursue individual interests within critical care as well as develop research interests of their own.

Highlights of our fellowship program include a recent American Thoracic Society Innovations in Fellowship Education award for our Comprehensive Airway Management Training Program. In addition, our ECMO program is recognized as an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Center of Excellence with a robust regional presence and referral base.

Fellows will be prepared to take the ABIM/ABEM Critical Care Medicine board examination.

Educational Activities

Educational activities include a weekly Pulmonary/CCM case presentation and didactic session, a quarterly combined CCM conference with colleagues in Surgical/Trauma CCM, a monthly journal club and a monthly Morbidity and Mortality ICU conference. In addition, a series of topical lectures and hands-on simulation and training will be provided for airway management and critical care ultrasound experiences.

Faculty

Our CCM faculty is composed of members of the UA Department of Medicine (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) and the UA Department of Emergency Medicine.

Where You’ll Train

Primary Training Site Demographics

  • Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) Tucson campus: 479 licensed beds
  • Banner – UMC South campus: 245 licensed beds

Number of ICU Beds:

  • Banner – UMC Tucson: ~60 adult critical care beds
  • Banner – UMC South: ~13 adult critical care beds

Emergency Department (ED) Annual Visits:

  • Banner – UMC Tucson: ~73,000
  • Banner – UMC South: ~40,000

Affiliated Sites

  • Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS)

Training Site Locations

Not including health-care partner organizations, affiliated community practices and providers, and mobile clinic services offered by our physicians, these are the major facilities where our physicians practice and teach:

Images of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (left) and Banner – University Medical Center South (right)Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 694-8888

Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 874-2000 

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723Image of Tucson campus for Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
(520) 792-1450
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Leadership

Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar
Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship
Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
(520) 626-6114
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Associate Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship
Medical Director, Adult ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Service
(520) 626-2038
Coordinator, Allergy / Immunology Fellowship
Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
(520) 626-3264