Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides broad-based training in the practice of pediatric critical care medicine. Our primary training site, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, is a nationally recognized children's hospital with the steadfast commitment to provide trainees with high quality, comprehensive training in preparation for academic careers in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Emphasis is placed on the stabilization and management of the critically ill child with acute single or multisystem organ failure due to cardiac, pulmonary, infectious, neurologic or traumatic illness. The PICU serves active programs in pediatric cardiac surgery, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation. Pediatric Critical Care fellows participate actively in the multidisciplinary teams responsible for the care of those patients.

Our philosophy is to design a training program to achieve the specific career goals of each trainee under the mentorship of senior clinical and research faculty. We structure our training programs for our trainees to develop the necessary clinical, research, educational, and administrative skills to become clinician-educators and clinician investigators. The overall goal of the program is to produce trainees who are leaders in academic pediatrics.

PROSPECTIVE FELLOWS

We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. Our program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and will accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Ashley Bjorklund (bals0064@umn.edu), if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage.

Please Note:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the fellowship start date

  • We accept only applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) or those who have a J-1 Visa

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, preferably to include one from a critical care medicine faculty member and one from the residency program director

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

  • Clinical Training
  • Educational Training
  • Current Fellows
  • Clinical Training

    The PICU is a multidisciplinary facility with active programs in all aspects of pediatric medicine and surgery. The majority of clinical training is provided during the first year of fellowship. The clinical commitments during the second and third years of fellowship are reduced so fellows have ample time for pursuit of academic development and research. Fellows receive director supervision from the faculty and have an active role in all phases of patient care, teaching, and research. In addition, they receive concentrated clinical experience in anesthesiology, cardiology, interventional radiology, and have rotations at a level 1 trauma and burn center.

    The PICU provides critical care services for very active programs in medicine, neurosurgery, general surgery, solid organ transplantation, craniofacial reconstruction, orthopedics, otolaryngology and trauma. In the CVICU fellows will care for the full spectrum of pediatric cardiac disease, including more than 200 postoperative patients per year following cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as patients requiring mechanical support including left ventricular assist devices, such as the Berlin Heart, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

  • Educational Training

    The educational training for fellows is comprised of clinical, didactic, and administrative based components. Fellows’ clinical training will be provided through close interaction with faculty during clinical rounds and at the bedside. Didactic sessions provide by the critical care faculty focus on areas relevant to the clinical practice of pediatric critical care. Fellows will also be provided with education in the areas of academic medicine such as scientific writing, grant preparation, presentation of scientific information, statistical analysis, peer review and ethical scientific conduct. The fellow-based component of the educational program is comprised of didactic lectures and journal club articles presented by the fellows and faculty. The purpose of these lectures, through meaningful feedback from faculty, is to help develop presentation and critical thinking skills necessary for all critical care physicians.

  • Current Fellows

    Ancy Mohan, MD, MS
    mohan145@umn.edu
    Fellowship Dates: 2020-2023

    Devon Stevens, DO
    stev0974@umn.edu
    Fellowship Dates: 2020-2023

    Farbod Bahadori-Esfahani, MD
    bahad006@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2019-2022

    Ashley Carver, MD
    carve058@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2019-2022

    Mike Bowler, MD
    bowl0041@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2018-2021

    Joey Resch, MD
    resch066@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2018-2021