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Welcome, Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!

Mon, 07/13/2015

A warm welcome to the nineteen Adult Critical Care Medicine first-year fellows!

For those fellows entering the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program (MCCTP) at the University of Pittsburgh, July is a hectic month of balancing training with new clinical responsibilities. For many of these future intensivists, the diversity in patient care opportunities and the range of experiences to be encountered in CCM’s fourteen Intensive Care Units were just a few of the draws of our training program.

The fellows, who hail from all around the world and the United States, were also attracted to the program by the strength of the faculty, who operate as both teachers and investigators. Incoming fellow Muhammad Tahseen says, “For me, it is a dream come true to be trained by the exemplary intensivists here at the University of Pittsburgh. It is a wonderful opportunity to be coached by the best in the field in providing exemplary care for our critically ill patients, and being compassionate with them and their families.”

Five different Critical Care Fellowship programs—Anesthesiology, Neurocritical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine—provide fellows with a rich multidisciplinary approach to patient care. After they complete their fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the founding institutions of Critical Care Medicine, the fellows will join a long list of distinguished alumni.

 

Anesthesiology

Patricket Hackett
Adult Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
MD, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Residency, UPMC Anesthesiology, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Rachel Hadler
Adult Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency, General Surgery, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospitals, New York, NY;
Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 
William Wallisch
Adult Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
MD, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Residency, UPMC Anesthesiology, Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
Edward Cheng-en Yang
Adult Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency, Surgery, Drexel University / Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Neurocritical Care
Joshua Keegan
Adult Fellow, Neurocritical Care
MD, Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Yale University, New London, CT
 
 
 
Surgical Critical Care
Gina Howell
Adult Fellow, Surgical Critical Care
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency, UPMC General Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
Juan Pablo Idrovo
Adult Fellow, Surgical Critical Care
MD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito/Pichincha, Ecuador
Residency, General Surgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY
 
 
Kusum Tom
Adult Fellow, Surgical Critical Care
MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY
Residency, General Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
 
 
Anne Warner
Adult Fellow, Surgical Critical Care
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency, General Surgery, Template University Hospital General Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Emergency Medicine
Torben Becker
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Emergency Medicine
MD, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
 
 
Krystle Shafer
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Emergency Medicine
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Residency, Emergency Medicine, WellSpan York Hospital, York, PA
 
 
 
Internal Medicine
Mary Assaad
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, St. Christopher IMD College of Medicine, Dakar, Senegal
Residency, Internal Medicine, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
 
 
Abhishek Freyer
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Ross University, Portsmouth, Dominica
Residency, Internal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
 
 
Hitesh Vinod Gidwani
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Rural Medical College of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni/Maharashtra, India
Residency, Internal Medicine, UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
Daniel Glass
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, New York State / American Program, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Residency, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
 
 
Rajagopala Padmanabhan
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Residency, UPMC Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
Debjit Saha
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata / West Bengal, India
Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
 
 
Muhammad Tahseen
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Residency, Internal Medicine, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
 
 
Pavan Thangudu
Adult Fellow, Critical Care Medicine – Internal Medicine
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency, Internal Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA