Twelve anesthesiologists/intensivists provide Critical Care Anesthesia services at three main intensive care units at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: the general ICU, thoracic ICU and surgical ICU. These units are codirected by the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and the Department of Surgery.
In this multidisciplinary model, anesthesiologists/intensivists are joined by burn/trauma surgeons, thoracic surgeons and pulmonary medicine physicians who participate in the staff coverage of these ICUs. This provides our staff and trainees an unusually broad perspective on the care of critically ill surgical patients.
To serve these ICUs, fully trained intensivists are in house and available at all times, with a 24/7/365 physician presence. They are accustomed to caring for the most challenging patients.
Focus on Research
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Surgical ICU Translational Research (STAR) Center is a collaborative research center focusing on translational, clinical and outcomes research in the surgical ICU. The focus of the STAR Center is on building lasting, collaborative projects based on key issues in critical care.
The STAR Center mirrors the multidisciplinary clinical paradigm of the SICU, and facilitates clinical research projects from providers from the departments of surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, and medicine.
The Center is an international leader in critical care research, personalized critical care medicine, and complements the clinical practice of the ICUs through innovation and collaboration.
The mission of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program is to provide advanced, evidence-based care to critically ill patients, to advance knowledge through biomedical research, and to educate future practitioners, researchers, and leaders in critical care.