The Jackson Health System / Jackson Memorial Hospital Critical are Medicine Fellowship, in affiliation with the  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is proud to offer a twelve month clinically oriented Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to Critical Care training. Faculty and Attending physicians in two nationally recognized teaching hospitals, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, are dedicated to fostering academic achievement, clinical competence, and professional growth in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine.

The Critical Care Medicine service in the Department of Anesthesiology is primarily responsible for the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Surgical Intensive Care unit at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.  In addition, our Attendings share the staffing needs of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit for Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital. Our patient populations are clinically diverse with a wide array of co-morbidities.
Our staff provides not only excellent patient care and relevant clinical research but personalized teaching, in a supportive environment, to medical students, residents, fellows and advanced practice nursing students.

Our goal is to provide the most effective, current and timely care possible to patients who become critically ill. In doing so, we endeavor to care, not only for the patient, but for the family as well.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: Four
Duration:  One Year
Postgraduate Training Required:  ACGME Accredited Residency Program
U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes
Requirements: Candidates must be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology exam and have completed an accredited U.S. residency program.
Application Deadline:  Applications are accepted between October and January. Interviews are conducted between January and April.


Candidates must be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology exam and have completed an accredited U.S. residency program.

List of Required Documentation:

  • CV with picture
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE scores
  • ITE scores
  • ECFMG certificate if foreign grad
  • Three letters of recommendation; must include one from current program director
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School transcript
  • Copy of Internship/Residency Certificate or Letter of Good Standing
  • Letter indicating proof of training (final competency based evaluation preferred)

The Critical Care fellowship program provides Fellows with an extensive array of resources, both in the form of experienced clinicians, multiple consultation services for specific problems, and state of the art equipment and pharmacotherapy. The fellows are encouraged and constantly challenged to solve diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas and are evaluated on their ability to use all the appropriate resources at their disposal as well as cost effective measures.

Fellows will gain vast experience working with critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICU) which include: Cardiac ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Medical ICU, and Trauma ICU. Multi-disciplinary training includes radiology, transfusion medicine, and focused teaching in Echocardiography. Fellows are given the opportunity for comprehensive Transesophageal Echogram (TEE) training while which will lead to basic certification with an option for advanced certification. In addition to required clinical rotations, electives can be arranged during the fellowship year depending upon the prior experience and individual needs of the Fellow.

Didactics consist of weekly lectures in Quality, Morbidity & Mortality, Evidence Based Learning, and Grand Rounds. Journal Clubs and Visiting Professor Lectures are given on a monthly basis. Fellows will be required to partake in scholarly activities such as participation in research projects, abstracts, or other published work with individual mentoring from Faculty members.

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Program Directors

  • Miguel Cobas, M.D.  Program Director
  • Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz, M.D. Teaching Director

Our Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the SF Match process, please visit sfmatch.org to register as an applicant and rank program.

Miguel Cobas, M.D.
Program Director
1611 NW 12th Ave. (C-300)
Miami, FL 33136
Email: mcobas@med.miami.edu

Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
1611 NW 12th Ave. (C-300)
Miami, FL 33136
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Ph: 305-585-1191, Option 2,1
Email: mcwells@med.miami.edu