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Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Welcome to the Yale New Haven Hospital Fellowship Training Program in Neurocritical Care, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We are honored to attract your interest in one of the nation's premier training programs. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their leadership in advancing research and clinical care in patients with acute neurological injury. During training, you will be exposed to a culture that fosters clinical innovation and nurtures cutting-edge research. You will enjoy learning and practicing in a highly specialized and collaborative setting with close partnerships with Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia, and Neuroradiology. We are privileged to have dedicated neuroscience nurses, respiratory therapists, speech and language pathologists, and advanced practice providers.

A distinctive feature of our fellowship is the rapid but progressive stepwise autonomy that occurs during the two years of training. Fellows will gain proficiency in medical management of general critical care patients, as well as the nuances of advance neuromonitoring for patients with acute brain injury. We offer core rotations in vascular neurology, critical care EEG, neuroanesthesia, medical critical care, surgical critical care, and point-of-care ultrasonography. Fellows have considerable elective time to pursue interests in procedural skills, including additional ultrasound skills, clinical innovation, international work, quality improvement, or independently mentored research projects. Our state-of-the-art, advanced neuromonitoring program offers precision medicine to the spectrum of critically brain-injured patients. In addition to being certified in all procedural skills outlined by the UCNS Fellowship training guidelines, our fellows have an opportunity to place external ventricular drains or quadruple-lumen bolts with our Neurosurgery colleagues. Fellows are an important part of the clinical and research environment at Yale, and we hope to attract fellows who pursue excellence. It is our mission to provide a collaborative, supportive, and invigorating environment, essential for achieving success.


Rachel Beekman, MD

Fellowship Program Director