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Neurosurgical Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Our Neurosurgical Neurocritical Care Fellowship at University Hospitals, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, provides the opportunity for fellows to manage patients with life threatening neurological and neurosurgical critical illnesses.

State-of-the-art Neurosciences ICU Training

Fellows rotate through our state-of-the-art Neurosciences ICU, working with a multidisciplinary team composed of intensivists from the departments of neurosurgery and neurology, residents from neurology, neurosurgery and emergency medicine, advanced practice providers (APPs) and pharmacists. Additional clinical rotations encompass a wide range of critical care and neurology experiences.

Clinical Experience in Critically Ill Patient Management

The training provides our fellows with the clinical skill set necessary to manage critically ill patients, including but not limited to:

  • Bedside ultrasonography
  • Brain oximetry
  • Central and arterial line placement
  • Continuous cEEG interpretation
  • EVD management
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Multi-modality brain monitoring
  • Multiple intubation techniques
  • Ventilator management

Training Includes Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stoke Center Experience

We pride ourselves on being a premier academic center with a large case volume of neurosurgical and neurology cases. University Hospitals has both a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Stoke Center.

Our program showcases diverse educational backgrounds, skill sets and experience of the core faculty, all of whom are board-certified in neurocritical care. The unit is staffed 24/7 with a team of advanced practice providers and neurology and neurosurgery residents as well as neurocritical care and critical care fellows of other disciplines, including pulmonary critical care, surgical critical care and anesthesia critical care.

Comprehensive Educational Opportunities

Our fellows participate in numerous educational activities. They participate in institutional-wide multidisciplinary critical care didactics, weekly stroke and neurosurgery conferences and monthly neurology and neurosurgery journal clubs. The training provides clinical critical care and neurological critical care, commensurate with CAST (Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training) requirements.

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