Albany Medical Center

Affiliated with Albany Medical College — Albany, NY

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: PGY-1: $59,734 PGY-6: $ 62,550
  • Program Director: Marcel Tafen, MD, FACS

Last updated: February 04, 2019

The Albany Medical College Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is a 12-month training program that offers extensive educational opportunities in a busy Surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center (AMC). AMC is the only tertiary medical center and Level I trauma center in northeastern New York where it serves a catchment population of 3 million people. In 2018 our trauma center had over 3732 trauma admissions.
The Surgical Critical Care Service accepts over 1700 admissions per year with an average daily census of twenty-seven (27) patients per day. The distribution offers a wide-variety of cases including patients with trauma, elective and emergent vascular surgery, neurosurgical diseases and stroke, surgical oncology, and complex general surgical conditions (e.g.-severe pancreatitis, necrotizing fasciitis, etc.). Rotations in the Pediatric ICU and Neuro ICU as well as electives in related disciplines are available at the Albany Medical Center.

Program started 2012

How to apply;  - (518) 262-4880 (phone) , (518) 262-6397 (fax)

Qualifications: Candidates must have finished at least 3 clinical years in an accredited graduate educational program in the disciplines of general surgery, urology, OB/GYN, or neurosurgery and have a categorical position at the completion of the critical care fellowship.
Applicants who are doing Anesthesia or Emergency Medicine training programs will also be eligible. Foreign Medical Graduates are also encouraged to apply if they are eligible for a J-1 or H-1B visa and have successfully done the ECFMG certification.
Our program is accredited by the ACGME and approved by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Surgery. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae with three recent letters of recommendation to
• Veronica Bennett, (Fellowship Coordinator) Ph: (518) 262-4880, Fax: (518) 262-6397 at
• or use SAFAS (

About the hospital

  • Beds: 834
  • ICU beds: 106
  • Annual ED visits: 80000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3700
  • Trauma faculty: 10

Fellowship procedures


47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12054


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