Critical Care Medicine
The 48-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the 30-bed Neuro Intensive Care Unit, and the 8-bed Burn Intensive Care Unit, along with the operating rooms, provide extensive training for our students, residents, physician assistants, and fellows. They provide care for what are some of the most acutely ill patients in the United States. Working at UF Health, residents will leave this program with a broad range of experience and the confidence of being well-qualified and prepared to take on any job.
Each of our SICU teams is staffed by an attending physician with special qualifications in Critical Care Medicine, three to four residents, and one to two fellows; two senior “floating” Physician Assistants provide extender functions in each of the units and are integrated with our resident teams. Our units are staffed by 13 attending physicians, six of whom are anesthesiologists, although each has training in internal medicine and/or general surgery, as well as critical care medicine, with one critical care nephrologist. Five trauma/intensivist colleagues from the Department of Surgery also rotate with us in the units.
Research interests in the Critical Care Medicine division include, in the broadest terms, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, disease state- based outcomes, traumatic brain injury, nutrition, renal physiology, and trauma. We are involved with and have NIH funding for several of these projects. We are proud of our history of mentoring junior faculty, fellows, and residents, as well as our ability to find other mentors/collaborators from within the medical school and within the University proper as needed. Thus, research areas we are not involved with can be developed with assistance from colleagues within the University.
Finally, we are honored to work with some of the best nurses in the United States, without whom we could not perform our jobs.
Brenda Fahy, MD, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology