Critical Care

Clinical Training .

The two-year Emergency Medicine-Critical Care Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) is housed within the Department of Medicine and is run in tandem with our three-year Pulmonary-Critical Care fellowship.  After completion of the fellowship program, emergency physician graduates will meet all ACGME requirements for board eligibility in Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine. 

Fellows will learn from a diverse Faculty group of Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary, Cardiac, Surgical and Anesthesia Intensivists.  EM-Critical Care fellows will work alongside in-house Pulmonary and Surgical Critical Care fellows, as well as visiting fellows from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  The result is a rich, high-volume, high-acuity, multidisciplinary learning experience.

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Our program is listed under Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) section as Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center Program (ACGME ID: 1561012141)

Curriculum .

MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest and busiest hospital in Washington DC, serves as the program’s primary clinical training site.  Fellows rotate through the hospital’s multiple general and specialty intensive care units (including Medical, Surgical/Trauma, Neurologic, Cardiovascular and Cardiac Surgical ICUs).  This training is complemented by rotations at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Inova Fairfax Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  The clinical curriculum also allows time for a wide range of electives.

The high-volume, high-acuity clinical training is complemented by a strong, well-structured didactic curriculum, consisting of twice-weekly conferences, simulation training and longitudinal preceptorships.  Dedicated research blocks and quality/process improvement opportunities round out the multi-faceted training.

Clinical Rotations .

Conferences and Preceptorships .

Fellows .

Our fellows, Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary, form a tight-knit group—they work hard, help each other out and have fun the whole time.    

Jinal Sheth, MD

Critical Care Medicine Fellow


Arturo Federico

Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Bethany Busack

Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Program Leadership .

Anantha K. Mallia, DO

Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Emergency Medicine-Critical Care Fellowship

Christian J. Woods, MD, FACP, FCCP, FIDSA

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Infectious Disease Faculty


We currently have six Emergency Medicine/Critical Care faculty, with a wide range of backgrounds, scopes of clinical practice, research interests and professional interests.  In addition to our Pulmonary, Surgical and Cardiac Critical Care faculty, our EM faculty provide an excellent source of mentorship for our EM-Critical Care fellows.  

Munish Goyal, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Shane Kappler, MD

Medical Director of WHC Biocontainment Unit

Rory Spiegel, MD

Director of Critical Care Education and Research

Tani Jausurawong, DO

Surgical Critical Care Faculty

Jennifer Yu, MD

Surgical Critical Care Faculty

Contact Information .

Anantha K. Mallia, DO

Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Emergency Medicine-Critical Care Fellowship