Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship


The Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship—University of Nebraska Medical Center:

The Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a broad based clinical experience including, but not limited to:

  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Burn Unit
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Intensive Care Unit

The fellowship trains and mentors future critical care anesthesiologists to excel clinically, and to become leaders in education and research.  We are committed to providing the highest quality experience and education for each of our trainees. 

The fellowship is ACGME-accredited and offers two fellowship positions each year.  Given our clinical volume and complex patient population, the fellow will have an abundance of experience and personalized training. 


Core Faculty
Daniel W. Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Division Chief, Critical Care, Program Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship, UNMC

Steven J. Lisco, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, UNMC

James N. Sullivan, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UNMC

Erin M. Etoll, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UNMC 

General Faculty
David Gannon, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNMC, Medical Director for Critical Care, Nebraska Medicine

Candace Huebert, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director of Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, UNMC

Amol Patil, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care, UNMC

Paul Schenarts, MD, Professor and Vice Chair (Education) of Surgery, Chief of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery, UNMC

Joseph Sisson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy & Sleep Division, UNMC

Lecture Series:

Critical Care fellows will participate in didactic lectures and conferences related to critical care medicine three times per week. Conferences include lectures dedicated to Critical Care fellows, multidisciplinary Quality Assurance and Morbidity & Mortality conferences, and Grand Rounds lectures provided by visiting professors. Fellows will also participate in Journal Club once a month and attend ICU administration committee meetings.

Rotation Roster:

2 Months Critical Care Medicine Red- focuses on critically ill cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and general medical patients
2 Month Critical Care Medicine White-focuses on critically ill neurology, neurosurgery, and general medical patients
2 Months Critical Care Surgery and Trauma
1 Month Critical Care Medicine Night Float
1 Month VA Medical Center ICU- Medical and Surgical patients
1 Month Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
2 Months of elective rotations 

Electives include but are not limited to: burn critical care, comprehensive echocardiography, cardiac anesthesiology, emergency medicine, research, infectious diseases, nephrology, radiology, and respiratory therapy. 

Critical Care Ultrasonography
All fellows will receive comprehensive training in critical care ultrasonography.  The fellowship will utilize a combination of computer-based didactics, state-of-the-art simulation and direct hands-on training to ensure that all graduating fellows are capable of applying all of the modalities of point-of-care ultrasonography in their critical care practice: 

-        Focused echocardiography 

-        Lung / pleural ultrasonography 

-        Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST exam) 

-        Screening for DVT 

-        Ultrasound for vascular access and other procedural guidance

The Application Process: 

·       The application can be downloaded from this website.  Click here for application. 

·       We will accept applications for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning November 15, 2014 through March 31, 2015. 

·       Applicants selected for an interview will be invited to visit between December 2014 and April 15, 2015. 

·       The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology participates in the San Francisco Match for placement of Critical Care Anesthesiology fellow positions and will submit their rank list in compliance with its deadlines.  Applicants must register with San Francisco Match. Applications for the fellowship must be submitted directly to the Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

 Please include the following in your application packet: 

  • The Completed Application
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Personal Statement
  • USMLE Exam Scores
  • In-Training Exam Scores

Send your application materials to:
Daniel W. Johnson, MD
c/o Mary Bernhagen, Coordinator
UNMC Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-4455 

Program Contacts:  

For more information regarding the Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact: 

Daniel W. Johnson, MD
Program Director 

UNMC Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship 

981145 Nebraska Medical Center 

Omaha, NE 68198-1145 



Mary Bernhagen, Coordinator 

UNMC Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship 

984455 Nebraska Medical Center 

Omaha, NE 68198-4455 

Phone: 402-559-7370