Critical Care Anesthesia

Clinical Care

The Department participates in a variety of critical care units that are devoted to the care of patients throughout the various intensive care units at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  The critical care faculty are all board certified in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and many have added qualifications in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).  Faculty participating in critical care anesthesiology include:  Dr. Stanley Rosenbaum (Co-Director of Surgical ICU), Dr. Stephen Luczycki (Director of 7-1 SICU), Dr. Ala Haddadin (Director of CTICU), as well as Drs. Roberta Hines, Loreta Grecu, Shams Akhtar, Hossam Tantawy, Raj Modak and Jean Charchafleih.

This dedicated group of physicians provides care for patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (23 beds), 7-1 SICU (8 beds), Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (18 beds) as well as the Neuro-Sciences Intensive Care Unit (14 beds) and Medical Intensive Care Unit (42 beds).  Together these units admit over 5,000 patients each year and provide care for patients with complex surgical procedures, trauma, transplantations (heart, liver, kidney and pancreas), ventricular assistance device implantations, CABG, and major vascular and thoracic surgery as well as thoracic-abdominal aneurysm repair.  In the Medical Intensive Care Unit care is delivered to a wide spectrum of medicine patients including those with sepsis, pneumonia and stroke.  There is a strong emphasis on the use of multi-disciplinary teams in the care of these critically ill patients.  Most importantly, the use of the "team approach" in patient care is stressed.

The teaching experience is robust and is extended across all levels of residency training.  In addition, an elective in ICU medicine is available in the CA-III year. All aspects of critical care management are covered including:  hemodynamic monitoring/assessment, renal replacement therapies, nutrition, ventilation management, infectious disease and regional techniques for pain relief.