Critical Care Medicine

A 48-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 30-bed Neuro Intensive Care Unit, and 27-bed Burn Intensive Care Unit, along with operating rooms, provide extensive training for our students, residents, physician assistants, and fellows.

Our critical care anesthesiologists 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 serve in any hospital.

Our Mission

Our belief is that non-divided, multi-disciplinary critical care medicine is optimal.

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Hence, we have worked very hard to maintain the multi-specialty nature our faculty and the relatively non-specialty-specific units. We currently manage approximately 86 intensive care beds in our institution.

The Division of Critical Care Medicine is a multi-specialty, although predominantly anesthesiology-based, team of intensivists at UF Health at the University of Florida.

As members of the College of Medicine faculty, we are fully integrated into the clinical, academic, investigative, and administrative functions of the University of Florida.

Residents & Fellows

Each of our SICU teams is staffed by an attending physician with special qualifications in Critical Care Medicine, 3-4 residents, and 1-2 fellows; 2 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, 6 of whom are anesthesiologists, although each has training in internal medicine and/or general surgery, as well as critical care medicine, with 1 critical care nephrologist. 5 trauma/intensivist colleagues from the Department of Surgery also rotate with us in the units.

Learn more about residency with us and our fellowship. 


Research interests in the Critical Care Medicine division include 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 projects.

We are proud of our history of mentoring junior faculty, fellows, and residents, as well as our ability to find other mentors and 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.


Edward K McGough

Edward K McGough MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Interim Chief, Critical Care Medicine; Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
Meghan M Brennan

Meghan M Brennan MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Melissa A Burger

Melissa A Burger MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Jonathan N Cates

Jonathan N Cates M.D.

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Brenda G Fahy

Brenda G Fahy MD, MCCM

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Chair, Faculty Affairs And Professional Development; Program Director, Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship
Amanda M Frantz

Amanda M Frantz MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Sebastián Gatica-Moris

Sebastián Gatica-Moris MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Ryan O Parker

Ryan O Parker M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Pablo D Pizarro Rosario

Pablo D Pizarro Rosario MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Arvin W Trippensee

Arvin W Trippensee DO, FASA

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Peggy A White

Peggy A White MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship