Educational Facilities

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program has seven intensive care facilities within the Texas Medical Center. At Memorial Hermann—Texas Medical Center our fellows can rotate through the Shock-Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU), the Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit (NTICU), the Burns ICU, the Transplant ICU, and the Pediatric ICU.

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 215 licensed-bed acute care hospital offering a full range of medical services. LBJ Hospital is a verified Level III trauma center and was the first such center designated in Texas. It also is the state’s busiest Level III trauma center, with more than 80,000 emergency patient visits each year.

LBJ Hospital carries the distinction of being a regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries and very low birth weight infants and provides an array of specialized medical and surgical services.

We staff an 8 bed SICU currently with an entirely house staff led team. Focuses in the LBJ ICU include care for resource poor patients as well as bedside ultrasonography.

Memorial Hermann—Texas Medical Center

The Shock Trauma ICU (STICU) at Memorial Hermann—TMC is a 25-bed ICU that admits patients 14 years and older. The STICU supports our Level I trauma center and life flight service that cares for thousands of trauma victims per year. The patients admitted to the STICU have suffered some form of trauma or are general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, obstetrics/gynecology, or oral-maxillofacial surgery patients. The STICU team acts as the primary service. It consists of a board-certified critical care attending (anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and surgery), a critical care fellow (either surgery or anesthesiology), a PGY-2, 3 or 4 anesthesiology resident, a PGY-3 surgery resident and an emergency medicine resident, a PGY-1 anesthesiology resident, and a PGY-1 surgery resident. The team may also include fourth-year medical students. The critical care fellow is expected to function as a junior attending on this service.

The Neuroscience ICU (NSICU) at Memorial Hermann is a 32-bed ICU that admits patients 16 years and older. The NSICU also supports our Level I trauma center and life flight service. The patients admitted to the NSICU have suffered some form of trauma, stroke, or are neurosurgery or neurology patients.  The NSICU team acts as the primary service for all patients. It consists of a board-certified critical care attending (anesthesiology or neurology), a critical care fellow (either anesthesiology or neurocritical care), a PGY-2, 3 or 4 anesthesiology resident, a PGY-1 neurosurgery resident, an emergency medicine PGY-3 resident, and a PGY-1 anesthesiology resident.

Memorial Hermann—Southwest Hospital

Memorial Hermann—Southwest (MHSW) is a 425 bed hospital located in southwest Houston. It is the second largest hospital in the nationally recognized Memorial Hermann system and offers a comprehensive array of services. The hospital also caters to one of the most diverse populations in Houston. It includes areas ranging from the medically underserved neighborhoods of southwest Houston to the elite suburbs of Sugar Land. The hospital currently has a Level III trauma designation and is developing a Level II program. In addition to the critical care fellowship, MHSW currently supports a family practice residency and has many medical student/resident rotations available.

MHSW ICU has 32 beds and is comprised of medical, surgical, neurosurgical, and cardiovascular critically ill patients. The ICU has a very high acuity level and is one of the busiest intensive care units in Houston. The intensivists are a close group of board-certified anesthesiologist and pulmonologist intensivists who provide 24/7 in-house coverage. The ICU team is led by the attending intensivist and includes critical care fellows, nurse practitioners, family practice residents, dieticians, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists.