Neurocritical Care

The Emory Neuro-Critical Care fellowship is directed by Owen Samuels, MD.

Applications are currently being accepted for positions starting July 1, 2017.  This is a two-year position through Emory University Hospital and Emory Healthcare. 

Goals and objectives for training include:

  • Performing a comprehensive range of critical care neurologic procedures and in-patient critical care
  • Clinical education, training and development of neurology and neurological surgery residents and medical students through on-site clinical rotation activities and campus-related conferences
  • Development of unique and collaborative clinical and basic science research specific to critical care services delivery techniques and technology

The clinical and research components for the program include 24 months dedicated to neurocritical care, general critical care and subspecialty medical consult rotation, including nephrology, infectious disease, basic critical care and bedside procedures.

Patient care responsibilities include daily critical care management of neurology and neurosurgery patients with a broad spectrum of diseases including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain tumors, hemorrhage, cerebral aneurysms and neuromuscular failure.  Also, general critical care management including respiratory failure, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte acid base management.

Procedural requirements for the fellows will include:

  • Arterial line placement
  • Ventriculostomy tubing puncture
  • Ventriculostomy/ICP monitoring bolt
  • Central venous line placement
  • Lumbar puncture/lumbar drain

Didactic components include weekly critical care conferences covering a broad spectrum of basic and subspecialty critical care discipline.  Weekly neurology and neurosurgery conferences along with monthly neurocritical care didactic lectures are required attendance.  Fellows will also participate in direct supervision of neurology and neurosurgery house staff and midlevel intensive care practitioners. 

During the second half of the 24-month fellowship, clinical responsibilities expand to participate in neurocritical care consultation service with increasing responsibility in patient care triage.  Fellows will also participate in quality improvement and morbidity and mortality reviews.


Prerequisite training/selection criteria for successful candidates are as follows:

  • Board eligible and board certified neurologists/neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency department physicians and medical intensivists
  • Completion of accredited training program
  • Related research and publication history

Please note this advanced fellowship is open to trainees from multiple pathways.  The curriculum is the same for all trainees regardless of their diverse training backgrounds.


  • 2016 – Cederic Pimentel
  • 2016 – Scott Saucedo
  • 2016 – Ofer Sadan
  • 2015 – Gilbert Mbeo
  • 2015 – Wamda Ahmed
  • 2014 – Dustin Rochestie
  • 2014 – Lilith Judd
  • 2013 – Arun Sharma
  • 2013 – Casey Hall
  • 2013 – Vijay Johnson
  • 2012 – Adam Edwards
  • 2012 – Subashini Ramesh
  • 2012 – Rehan Sajjad
  • 2011 –Arash Afshinnik
  • 2010 –Susan Samuel
  • 2008 – Sam Tsappidi
  • 2005 – As’ad Ehtisham  

For more information, please contact: Christy Ford, Program Coordinator, at 404-778-3752 or