The Critical Care Medicine fellowship, one of the largest in the United States, trains fellows on treating the life-threatening complications that can result from the treatment of cancer. The program is conducted in partnership with The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center. There are five accredited training positions: two in the MD Anderson track and three in the Memorial Hermann Southwest track. Both tracks have identical educational requirements and expectations.
Program objectives include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening disorders, including single and multiple organ system dysfunction
- Life support
- Ventilator management
- Fluid and blood resuscitation
- Hemodynamic management
- Vasopressor and vasodilator therapy
- Difficult airway management
- Clinical and ethical decision-making processes
The 52-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MD Anderson admits patients who require a wide range of intensive monitoring. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with a group of surgical and medical specialists. Collaboration with the primary teams, consultants and staff is essential in developing the necessary skills for a career as an intensivist.
Marian Von-Maszewski, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program