Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
The NIH Clinical Center offers a critical care medicine fellowship program designed to:
- Provide comprehensive clinical training in the care of critically ill patients
- Develop critical thinking skills applicable to any patient with single or multisystem organ failure
- Train the next generation of academic leaders
Clinical training consists of broad range of patients, procedures, teaching opportunities.
Opportunity for combined subspecialty training in pulmonary diseases, infectious diseases, and cardiology at top affiliated institutions.
Research training is 24 months continuous, and an additional 12 months of research training is available for those in the physician scientist track.
The goal is to maximize opportunities for an academic critical care medicine position after graduation. The majority of our Alumni obtain academic positions after graduation. Our graduates are national leaders in critical care medicine because of the mentoring, extended research and training time, and resources available to advance their careers.
Excellent salaries are offered as well as educational loan repayment. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for educational loan repayment.
For more detailed information on loan repayment, visit the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).
Qualified candidates must have completed three or more years of training in internal medicine in the United States or Canada. Eligible candidates must be US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, or J-1 Visa holders. Applications are due via ERAS by Sept. 1 of the year prior to the academic year for which you are applying.
Master's Program in Clinical Research from Duke University
During the research years, our fellows have the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in Clinical Research from Duke University.
Our clinical Simulation Program conducts weekly interprofessional crisis resource management simulations with our fellows, nurses, and respiratory therapists.
Internal Medicine Resident Electives
These four- or eight-week Resident Elective sessions are offered monthly September through May inclusive.
Medical Student Electives
These four- or eight-week Medical Student Elective sessions are offered monthly August through June, inclusive.
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Clinical Fellows by Year
Sarbjot Grewal, MD
Alexander Hosse, MD
Harshkumar Patel, MBBS
Zaid Safiullah, MD
Dr. Amarpreet ("Preet") Ahluwalia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State University, Masters in Education from the University of Missouri and Doctor of Medicine degree from the Penn State University. She completed residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in internal medicine. She began her fellowship in Pulmonary medicine at the University of Maryland in July 2023.
The learning centered and interdisciplinary treatment model really attracted me to the NIH. The NIH Critical Care Fellowship to me exemplifies the ideal of high expectations with high support and a wonderful variety of learning modalities to help develop my acumen as a clinician, educator, and future leader in the healthcare field. It has been such an honor to get to learn from and work with world experts in some of the rare diseases seen here. My prior research interests have included: optimization of the clinical learning environment in academic medical settings, curricular development, and healthcare equity and policy.
Dr. Alnababteh obtained his MD from the University of Jordan where he was the recipient of the National Scholarship for Higher Education. He completed his internal medicine residency and served as Chief Resident at Georgetown University/Medstar Washington Hospital Center. His research focused on sepsis bundle outcomes and ECMO outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Dr. Alnababteh will join University of Pittsburgh for Pulmonary training.
Roxana Amirahmadi, MD
Yasir Hamad, MD
Daria Nikolaeva, MD
Anahita Mostaghim, MD
Maniraj Neupane, MD
Mary Richert, MD
Morgan Walker, MD
Dr. Balasubramanian received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, and Doctor of Medicine degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University. She completed residency training at University of Maryland Medical Center in internal medicine and continued on for a chief residency year. She is completing her pulmonary fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was drawn to the NIH because of the program’s strong clinical training and supportive mentorship. Her current research involves evaluating the role of cell free DNA in patients with COVID-19 and advanced lung diseases.
Dr. Huapaya received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Maryland. He joined the NIH Critical Care Program because he sought a research-oriented program with an emphasis on clinical training. Dr. Huapaya is passionate about interstitial lung disease (ILD) and is working in Dr. Anthony Suffredini’s lab where they are studying the immune response of patients who have been infected with SARS-COV-2.
Dr. Lawandi graduated from the NIH Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in June 2022 and took a faculty position at McGill University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Master’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Concordia University. He then obtained a Medical degree from McGill University, where he also completed residency training in Internal Medicine, as well as fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Dr. Lawandi chose to complete fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center for its high number of infectious diseases trained intensive care faculty, as well for the opportunity to conduct research in the field of antimicrobial resistance under the mentorship of Anthony Suffredini, Sameer Kadri, and John Dekker. HIs research interests include understanding the role of intracellular signaling in the coordination of resistance mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotic exposure, as well as in the leveraging of electronic medical record databases to characterize trends in antimicrobial resistance epidemiology on a national scale.
Dr. Yek is a combined ID/ critical care fellow. Originally from Singapore, she attended medical school at the University of Cambridge and worked in the UK’s National Health Service before moving to the US. She completed internal medicine residency training followed by a year as chief resident at the University of Texas Southwestern. Her research under Dr. Jessica Manning (NIAID International Center in Cambodia) focuses on using metagenomic next-generation sequencing for a variety of applications including infectious disease diagnostics, genomic surveillance, and viral discovery. She also works with Dr. Sameer Kadri (Clinical Epidemiology Section, CCMD) using large cohort data to study COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance in US hospitals.