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Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UC San Diego! Our goal is to provide our trainees with outstanding clinical experience in the management of all types of critically ill patients, including cardiovascular, general surgical, oncological transplant, neurosurgical and medical patients at one of the premier institutions in the country. Our center performed more than 70 heart transplants, 40 lung transplants, and 80 liver transplants last year, with some of the best survival rates in the country. In addition, UC San Diego is a major referral center for a number of conditions, and one of the busiest ECMO centers in the region.

We provide our fellows with a multidisciplinary educational experience, in combination with our other critical care fellowships (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care), including a state-of-the-art simulation center. We enthusiastically consider fellowship applicants from Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology through the SF Match.

In conjunction with our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology division, our fellows receive extensive education in both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and are encouraged to pursue board certification in Basic or Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Critical Care Echocardiography.

We hope that you will consider joining our critical care team in " America's Finest City!" Please don't hesitate to reach out to learn more about our program and our institution.

Anushirvan Minokadeh, M.D., Fellowship Program Director and Sarah Ellis, MD, Associate Program Director


Anushirvan Minokadeh, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

Sarah Ellis, MD
Associate Program Director

Current Fellows


  • Garrett Evans, MD
  • Thomas Pederson, MD
  • Michael Self, MD (2nd Year EM)
  • Sherin Shirazi, MD
  • Richa Verma, MD, MS


  • Wejdan Batterjee, MD
  • Sarah Holgren, MD
  • Sohaib Mandoorah, MD (2nd Year EM)
  • Matt Mueller, DO, MPH (2nd Year EM)
  • Julie Robles, MD
  • Michael Self, MD
  • Sajjan Gayam, MD
ACCM fellows with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

ACCM fellows with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams


Candidates for admission to University of California, San Diego Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program.
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Possess (or be eligible for) a California medical license.

Learn more about our 2-year ABA-ABEM accredited fellowship.

Application Process

The UC San Diego Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the SF Match's Central Application Service. Information about this process can be found on

Application Period:

The application period runs from November through April. If applying after March 30th, please contact the program directly.

ACCM Fellowship Contact Information

Ileana Ramirez
Anesthesiology Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (858) 246-1758
Fax: (858) 246-2903

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Critical Care Team


Note to prospective applicants about the UC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:

UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UC San Diego's major affiliates have similar expectations.