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Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology


About the Division

Our division consists of Anesthesiologists and Emergency Medicine physicians all board certified in Critical Care Medicine. We currently provide critical care services and education at multiple clinical sites across San Diego (described below.) These include the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center La Jolla, UC San Diego Hillcrest Campus, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

  • Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center ICU: Our team provides care 24/7 in the cardiovascular ICU. Surgical procedures performed here include: heart and lung transplants, ventricular assist-device placement, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation, heart valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, as well as complex thoracic and vascular procedures.
  • Jacobs Medical Center Surgical ICU: Our team cares for patients in this surgical intensive care unit where the patient population consists of solid organ transplant, general surgical, urological, gynecological, orthopedic, and high-risk obstetric patients.
  • Jacobs Medical Center Neurological Critical Care Unit: Our team is active in this ICU and provides primary management for all ICU-level neurology and neurosurgery patients. Trainees are exposed to complex stroke patients, given UCSD's designation as a comprehensive stroke center, and also to patients undergoing both cranial and endovascular neurosurgery.
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center San Diego ICU: Our team cares for all surgical patients in this18 bed ICU. Examples of cases seen here include cardiothoracic, general surgical, neurosurgical, vascular, urologic, gynecological and orthopedic surgeries.
  • UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest: Our faculty are active in the 20 Bed Surgical /Trauma ICU, as well as in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at this Level 1 trauma center and comprehensive stroke center.
  • UCSD East Campus ICU- Our team manages 14-bed mixed medical-surgical ICU in a community hosptial with an active Emergency department, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and is designated primary stroke center.

Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship

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.

About Our Fellowship

Our Faculty

Critical Care Anesthesia Faculty

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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