Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology has a tremendous critical care medicine footprint. Our CCM group covers the main academic campus, surrounding community intensive care units and the safety net tele-ICU domain. This allows our faculty, APP, and fellowship trainees to provide care for all types of critical care patients in various settings.  

Our main academic home is at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  BJH is a quaternary referral center, Level I trauma center, stoke center of excellence, and consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation.  We boast a broad catchment area and an enormous scope of influence on healthcare in the Midwest. Our patient base arrives from the entire state of Missouri and parts of every bordering state: Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Our home academic intensive care units include the Trauma-Burn-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, and Parkview Tower Surgical-Oncology Intensive Care Unit (PVT-SICU).  Our fellowship trainees also rotate in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Parkview Tower Medical-Oncology Intensive Care Unit (PVT-MICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU),and Neurology/Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units (NeuroICU-9400 and 10400).  Our main academic campus boasts over 200 critical care beds in 11 high acuity ICUs.

Our flagship unit, the SICU, comprises 36 beds allocated to an array of critically ill or injured surgical patients requiring pre-operative stabilization, post-operative intensive care after elective or emergency surgery, or critical care following complications of surgical illnesses. Patients admitted to the SICU arrive from all of the surgical subspecialties, transplant, trauma, and medicine. Our intensivists hail from the disciplines of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.  Our educators are consistently ranked among the top teaching faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology and for the School of Medicine.  We truly offer a multidisciplinary practice and training critical care medicine opportunity.

The Critical Care Fellowship Program

The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is at the leading edge of the curriculum revolution in intensivist training and education. Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, and Emergency Medicine Fellows work together, while learning the art and science of being an intensivist in our ACGME accredited program.  We also have close training/working relationships with our Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and Neurology Critical Care Fellowship training programs.

We promise and deliver an exceptional experience rich in education, research, and leadership opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of critical care medicine. 

Featured News

Dr. Furqaan Sadiq joins the Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Furqaan Sadiq joins the Department of Anesthesiology
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Furqaan Sadiq joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, 2023.  He will have appointments in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Division of Critical Care Medicine.