Class of 2020

Oluwabukola "Bukky" Olatubosun, MD

General Surgeon, Gastroenterology of Southern West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia


"I was the first fellow for Methodist Surgical Critical Care Program, and I must confess, I was a little nervous.  My goal going into fellowship was to learn how to manage the most complex patients.


After my first week of fellowship, I knew I had made the right choice.  The Houston Methodist SLICU offers a unique experience that is very hard to replicate.  The range of disease process and pathologies makes everyday a new learning experience.  The commitment required from Fellows is high, however, the learning opportunities are boundless.


At the end of my training, I was comfortable with many invasive procedures, including intubation, placement of PA catheters, placement of ECMO cannula, paracentesis, thoracentesis, nerve blocks, and many more.  After one year at Houston Methodist Surgical Critical Care program, you will be ready to manage pretty much any critically ill patient."


Class of 2021

Samantha Thomas, MD

Acute Care Surgeon/Surgical Intensivist, Albany Medical Center, Atlanta, GA



“The Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital provides a great balance between autonomous and guided learning, ensuring that fellows graduate feeling competent and ready to effectively care for the most critically ill patients. The complexity and variety of patients cared for in the SLICU allows for development of comfort managing a multitude of conditions that plague the critically ill and performing critical care procedures, from arterial and central line insertions, to intubations and even placement/use of Pulmonary Artery Catheters.

The environment is supportive, collegial and conducive to growth and graduated autonomy, with multiple opportunities to teach and be taught. Faculty originate from multiple critical care subspecialties bringing a wealth and diversity of knowledge and techniques for managing critically ill patients. Houston Methodist Hospital is a tertiary care facility with significant resources allowing for a well rounded, comprehensive, top notch fellowship experience. Supplemental rotations in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery allow for maintenance and fine tuning of surgical skills to ensure that fellows graduate feeling practice ready.”


Lissette Gomez, MD

Trauma Surgery, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA



"My critical care training at Houston Methodist Hospital was exceptional! While working in a liver transplant unit you get to care for the most critical patients which is an advantage as it prepares you for anything. This hospital also offers state of the art equipment so you get to learn how to use different non-invasive cardiac monitoring techniques, in addition to learning how to float and interpret a Swan Ganz catheter. Another unique aspect of this program is that you are learning from multiple critical care specialties including surgery, pulmonary, and anesthesiology. While they all have the basics in common, they each offer their own spin on the areas of expertise ie- up to date pain management and advance ventilator management maneuvers and techniques. Overall, I feel like this program prepared me well for my career in surgical critical care and I highly recommend it." 


Class of 2022

Kermaan Mehta, MD

Surgical Critical Care, Northwell Health


"My time at Houston Methodist Hospital was both challenging and rewarding. The acuity of the critically ill patients allowed for optimal training. The faculty genuinely care about our education and go above and beyond to teach.  Overall, it was a great experience that more than prepared us to treat critically ill patients. I would highly recommend Houston Methodist Hospital for anyone who wants the best critical care fellowship training."

Konya Keeling-Johnson, MD

Houston Southwest Colon & Rectal Clinic, Sugar Land

Chief of Surgery, St. Luke''s Sugar Land Hospital


“Challenging, rewarding experience that enhances professional development.” 


Class of 2023

Stephanie Morris, MD

Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon, Extant Healthcare, Houston, TX


"The surgical critical care fellowship at Houston Methodist provides an excellent learning experience. You are exposed to many patients with end stage liver disease leading to multisystem organ failure. You will be given the unique opportunity to care for these sick patients prior to their liver and/or liver/multi-organ transplant and see them through the peri-operative period. It is quite rewarding to see these sick patients come through and to be a part of their care team while learning critical care management and concepts that are translatable to any ICU setting."

Joseph Nguyen-Lee, MD

General Surgery Specialist, Danville, PA


 "The surgery critical care fellowship at Houston Methodist will give you the knowledge, skill and confidence to take care of critically ill patients. Methodist  gives you a rare opportunity to learn and implement management in end stage liver patients.  You will learn the whole gambit from performing all of the critical care procedures, including placing blakemore tubes, intubations, Pulmonary artery catheters to having end of life discussions with family.  You will have general surgery rotations 3 months out of the year and rotations where you will have the opportunity to learn about VV and VA ECMO.   If you your goal is to be able to function as an independent Surgical Critical Care Intensivist by the end of your year, this is the fellowship for you."

Yifang Wang, DO

Department of Surgery, Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO


"What makes the surgical critical care fellowship at Houston Methodist great is the opportunity to take care of some of the sickest patients you will ever encounter under some of the best mentors that truly care about your education and learning experience. You will have extensive opportunities to learn all the important critical care management and procedures skills while having level appropriate and constructive guidance from the attendings. This program will provide you with all the resources to become an independent and capable surgical intensivist."