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The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Iowa is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that is based in the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Rotations emphasize an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, team-based approach to critically ill patients.

Fellows train at the only tertiary-care academic institution in the state of Iowa, which offers broad and comprehensive exposure to all aspects of critical care medicine. These experiences prepare fellows to enter the practice of critical care medicine and succeed in any career path.

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Tammi Steffen
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
6546 John W. Colloton Pavilion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079



I completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by Emergency Medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical Center in Norfolk, VA.  I wanted to do my critical care training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics because of their strong commitment to multidisciplinary critical care training.  Following fellowship, I will be working as a full time intensivist at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

~Robert Plambeck, M.D. (Emergency Medicine Critical Care Medicine fellow, 2016-2017)

Ryan Dick-Perez

I grew up in North Pole Alaska and went to medical school at Des Moines University with the intent of going into emergency medicine. After my first ICU rotation during my EM residency at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, I decided I wanted to do fellowship in critical care. I chose Anesthesia Critical care due to the flexibility and multidisciplinary approach to education and was fortunate enough to be in the inaugural EM critical care fellowship class at UIHC. Following fellowship, I am staying on as faculty at UIHC in both emergency medicine and Anesthesia critical care and hope to focus on improving EM critical care in the rural setting.

~Ryan Dick-Perez, D.O. (Emergency Medicine Critical Care Medicine fellow, 2016-2017)