Fellowship - AdventHealth Orlando - NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Fellowship - AdventHealth Orlando - NEUROCRITICAL CARE

About the Program

Our program was approved by UCNS at the beginning of 2019 The AdventHealth Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program offers 12-24 month training in neurocritical care accredited by the UCNS. The trainees will rotate through our 40-bed neuroscience ICU housed in the Ginsburg Tower at AdventHealth Orlando. This training will provide an opportunity for fellows to manage patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical illnesses. We are dedicated to the treatment of patients with acute neurologic conditions such as:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Refractory seizures and status epilepticus
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Severe neuromuscular and neuroimmunologic diseases
  • Patients after complex neurosurgical and neurointerventional procedures.

Okorie N. Okorie, MD

The fellowship will be located at one site in Orlando. We are a nearly 1300 bed hospital with 160 adult ICU beds. 28 neuro/neurosurgical ICU beds and additional 12 neuro/neurosurgical intermediate/stepdown beds

Faculty

of AdventHealth Medical Education

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    Naga Pullakhandam, MD
    Faculty (APEC & CCC member)
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    Michael Bellew , MD
    Faculty (Neurosurgery)
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    Indrani Acosta , MD
    Faculty (Neurology and Vascular Neurology)
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      Naga Pullakhandam, MD

      Faculty (APEC & CCC member)

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      Michael Bellew , MD

      Faculty (Neurosurgery)

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      Indrani Acosta , MD

      Faculty (Neurology and Vascular Neurology)

Fellows

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • Foundations of Neurocritical Care [Fellows Boot Camp]​
  • Neurosciences-ICU​
  • Neuro-anesthesia and Airway Management​
  • Medical ICU ​
  • ICU Epileptology & Electroencephalography (EEG)​
  • CICU/SICU​
  • Neuroradiology & Transcranial Doppler​
  • Elective ​

The training will further provide the fellows with the clinical skill set necessary to manage critically ill neurological/neurosurgical patients. This includes, but is not limited to airway management, ventilator management, central and arterial line placement, flexible bronchoscopy, hemodynamic management, bedside ultrasonography, brain oximetry interpretation, ICP monitoring and EVD management, multimodal advanced neuromonitoring, neurotelemetry and cEEG monitoring to mention a few.

All our trainees will be certified in Emergency Neurologic Life Support (ENLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS). In addition, they will be ENLS and FCCS instructors.​

Our Neuro critical care faculty includes physicians trained in...

  • Neurology, Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology
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    Pulmonary/critical care / neurocritical care

  • Neurology / neurocritical care

  • Anesthesia/critical care

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    Surgical/critical care

  • Nephrology/critical care

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    Internal medicine/critical care

 

Research

Research

The Importance of Research
  • Helps to fulfill the competency requirement of "practice-based learning"
  • Helps our quality assessment
  • Helps us to serve our patients better and with more treatment options
  • Teaches Residents how to achieve these goals in their future practices

Residents, fellows, and faculty involved in required GME scholarly activities receive guidance from the Center for  Collaborative Research (CCR) through the Clinical Academic Research team, comprised of an Academic Research Mentor, a Project Coordinator, and a Regulatory Coordinator. In addition, the center includes a group of biostatisticians, a health economist, and a medical editor.

CCR assists residents and faculty with all types of scholarly activities (case studies, QI projects and research studies), from study design and protocol development, to data analysis and poster, presentation or manuscript preparation.

Eligibility

The fellowship will be open to applicants with internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery residency training or critical care fellowship training. The Neurocritical Care training fellowship may last up to 24 months. Fellows who have a previous fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care and Anesthesia Critical Care will be able to undergo a 12 month fellowship training curriculum.

Benefits

We'll Take Care of You

Uniforms:
Residents receive two white jackets for their year in fellowship. Scrubs are provided in each location's OR locker room if required.

Meals:
Residents have access to the physician lounge when on duty.

Parking
Designated physician parking is free.

Physician Wellbeing

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Uniforms:
Residents receive two white jackets for their year in fellowship. Scrubs are provided in each location's OR locker room if required.

Meals:
Residents have access to the physician lounge when on duty.

Parking
Designated physician parking is free.

Physician Wellbeing

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Process

Join Our Fellow Team

We require the following forms

1) AdventHealth Orlando NCC Application Form 
2) CV
3) 2 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a program director or department chair
4) Board score report
5) Personal statement
6) Photo

These forms can be emailed to okorie.okorie.md@adventhealth.com 

NeuroCritical Care Fellowship

Directions

  • From the airport
    Take the North Exit Take 528 West (Toll $2.25) Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn left on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
Once on Princeton:
Make a left at Orange

For hospital parking garage entrance, turn right at King Street

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Fellowship Coordinator