Division of Resuscitation & Critical Care
The University Hospitals’ Division of Resuscitation and Critical Care exists to improve the practice and teaching of resuscitation within Northeast Ohio. Its members work in both the emergency department as well as intensive care units at both UH Cleveland Medical Center and UH Ahuja Medical Center. Committee involvement includes the institutions’ Resuscitation Committee, Trauma Operations Committee, and Shock Team, which facilitates and manages patients in needs of mechanical circulatory support, such as veno-arterial and veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Each member of the Division is committed to enhancing the education of providers across disciplines in the acute resuscitation and longitudinal critical care of the region’s sickest patients. Educational initiatives incorporate all level of trainees from the medical students to practicing physicians.
- The RaCC oversees the Resuscitation Elective for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a month long deep-dive into the pathogenesis and management of shock, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest. The elective offers opportunities for both senior Emergency Medicine residents and medical students to refine their skills as expert resuscitationists.
- The Division co-manages the Anesthesia-Critical Care Fellowship program, which offers comprehensive critical care training for Emergency Medicine graduates leading to a subspecialization board certification. We are eager to welcome our first class of EM-CC trainees in July 2020.
- The EM Peer Coaching Program is housed within the RaCC to enhance the skills of all faculty on high acuity, low opportunity procedures and clinical situations. Recent sessions have included awake fiberoptic intubation and preparation for LVAD emergencies. Faculty in the RaCC host monthly journal clubs to keep residents and attending physicians up to date on cutting edge critical care.
The Division lectures broadly across multiple levels, frequently contributing educational content to UH Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, and Internal Medicine residencies, as well as the Anesthesia-Critical Care and Heart Failure fellowships. The Division’s educational expertise has been recognized nationally and internationally at meetings such as AMEE, ACEP, AAEM, and SAEM.
Faculty research interests include the epidemiology of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Cleveland, VA-ECMO for OHCA, resuscitation education, and peer coaching.
Aside from bedside clinical responsibilities, the Division of Resuscitation and Critical Care is engaged in expanding critical care service lines to provide high quality hyperacute resuscitation to all patients across the UH system. We welcome inquiries regarding opportunities to get further involved with our division at any level.
Resuscitation and Critical Care Faculty:
Matthew Stull, MD
Assistant Residency Director
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Anesthesia - Critical Care
Hometown: Pittsgrove, NJ
Undergraduate: Bucknell University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Training: Emergency Critical Care Fellowship, University of Michigan; Education & Research Fellowship, American Medical Student Association
Research and Academic Interests: Effective Teaching Practices, Impacts of Mentoring, Goal-Directed Cardiac Arrest and Post-Resuscitative Care, Physician Advocacy/Leadership Development, Effective Teaching of Social Determinants of Health,Teaching & Mentoring, Critical Care in the ED, Cardiac Arrest Care, Social Determinants of Health
Colin McCloskey, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Critical Care
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Further Training: Anesthesia/Critical Care at University of Michigan
Research and Academic Interests: ED-ICU, ECMO, Peer Coaching
Matthew Niehaus, DO
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Additional Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine
Research and Academic Interests: Sepsis/Septic Shock, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, Post Cardiac Arrest Care