About the program

The Department of Anesthesiology provides fellowship training in critical care medicine. The program accepts two candidates per year. We are looking for capable, energetic and enthusiastic candidates. Our program has a wealth of clinical material as highlighted below:

  • Forty-four surgical intensive care beds in University Hospital where advanced, complicated care is provided to trauma, burn, neurosurgical, vascular, general surgery, orthopedic and other subspecialty patients
  • At the adjacent Ross Heart Hospital, we care for 30 universal beds, and 12-15 of these beds have critically ill patients at any time
  • We have very active programs in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist devices (LVAD)
  • Our new $750 million, 700-bed Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute adds to our intensive care mission

We have broad research opportunities in both basic science and clinical trials. The department has two principle investigators with NIH R-01 grants and now has over $4 million in research funding. We expect each candidate to complete a clinical research endeavor with a mentor.

The Department of Anesthesiology has five critical care anesthesiologists who work with seven critical care surgical intensivists to support the surgical critical care mission. Also, the department’s relationship with the College of Medicine is outstanding and one of the elective rotations will be in the medical intensive care unit.

Application Process

Selection process

Critical care anesthesiology fellows are selected from an applicant pool of candidates currently meeting criteria for post-residency subspecialty training in anesthesiology or anticipated to meet criteria for subspecialty training prior to initiation of the fellowship. These criteria include:

  • Satisfactory completion of an ACGME- or AOA-approved residency in anesthesiology
  • Eligibility for a license to practice medicine in Ohio
  • Passing score on USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Step 3

The selection committee, which is composed of the anesthesiology critical care faculty, reviews applications from candidates meeting these criteria and appropriate individuals are invited for interviews.

Prospective candidates must fulfill the requirements for appointment to the faculty of The Ohio State University as clinical instructor housestaff and to the medical staff of University Hospitals as a member of the limited medical staff. This includes the ability to obtain a training certificate or permanent medical license through the State Medical Board of Ohio.

How to apply

To apply, use the San Francisco Match.

For any additional questions, contact Taylor Stein at Taylor.Stein@osumc.edu.


Michael Lyaker, MD

  • Program Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellows

Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellows

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