WMEMR Critical Care


Welcome to the West Michigan Emergency Medicine Residency's Critical Care Track. Founded in 2022, the Critical Care Track will not only be of interest to residents planning to pursue a critical care fellowship but also residents who are simply interested in additional, focused education on caring for the critically ill

Critical Care Track Director

Adam Anderson MD, FACEP

Dr. Anderson completed an emergency medicine residency in the US Air Force and served 11 years on active duty as an emergency medicine and critical care air transport physician. He completed multiple US Air Force deployments to combat hospitals supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was Chief of Emergency Services, 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, Sather Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq. He later served as Director of Critical Care Air Transport Teams, 10th Expeditionary Air Evacuation Flight, Ramstein AB, Germany, where supervised more than 70 aeromedical missions transporting greater than 120 critical care patients and providing more than 700 hours of out-of-hospital critical care. Dr. Anderson is currently the Assistant Program Director for the WMEMR and the WMEMR Site Director for Mercy Health St. Mary's.

Track Objectives

  • Provide residents with additional, well-rounded, longitudinal, focused education on caring for critically ill patients

  • Increase the exposure of residents to high acuity, low opportunity critical care procedures

  • Increase the exposure of residents to critical care as a specialty career option

  • Make residents applying to critical care fellowships more competitive applicants through clinical critical care experience, completion of prerequisites, acquisition of letters of recommendation, mentorship, appraisal of critical care journal articles, and experiences in critical care research and didactics.


Open to PGY-2 and above. Residents must be in good academic standing to participate, therefore any residents on probationary measures must seek prior approval from the program director.


Critical Care Emergency Medicine (Required)

The ICU Book

Resuscitation Crisis Manual

Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care

All required texts will be provided.

Guest lecturers

Hani Murad MD

Quadruple board-certified in critical care, internal medicine, neurocritical care, and infectious disease.

Brandon Francis MD

Completed a combined internal medicine-psychiatry residency, followed by a neurocritical care fellowship

Ryan Dick-Perez DO

Completed residency in emergency medicine followed by an anesthesia critical care fellowship

Contact Information

Adam Anderson MD, FACEP

Critical Care Track Director

Alex Piszker DO

Founding Member