Critical Care Medicine – Program Overview

Critical Care Medicine Graduation Ceremony, June 2021; Harvard Club, Boston, MA

Welcome from the Program Director, Dr. Ben D. Albert, MD

Welcome to the site for the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Critical Care Fellowship Program. 

We are currently an 18-fellow program representing a talented group of physicians from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

The fellowship program was established in 1981 with the primary objective to prepare fellows for a successful academic career in pediatric critical care medicine. Comprehensive clinical skills are developed in the Medical-Surgical, Cardiac, and Medicine Intensive Care Units, complemented by rotations in anesthesiology, neurointensive care, transport medicine and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. Scholarly activity is also completed throughout all three years of training with guidance from the Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC).

Our educational vision for fellows training in our program is comprised of the following:

  • To acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to comprehensively care for the critically ill or injured child and to successfully execute this care in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit
  • To develop teaching skills necessary to share knowledge and experience to a multidisciplinary and multilevel audience in a variety of formal and informal settings
  • To establish and develop a unique academic focus that leads to scholarly productivity and opportunities to advance the field of pediatric critical care medicine
  • To participate in and develop leadership and administrative skills in both the clinical and non-clinical settings

 We are committed to providing fellows with the experience, mentorship and support needed to develop a successful career. 

Ben Albert, MD

Program Director