Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Faculty

ICU Leaders with a Commitment to Teaching

About Our Faculty

A shared commitment to critical care medicine unites our faculty—and our fellows. Our experienced staff take a hands-on approach to teaching.

Program leadership

  • Dr. Robert Shapiro, Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Co-Director Medical ICU, HCMC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Mark Sprenkle, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Director of Critical Care Research, HCMC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. James Leatherman, Medical Director, MICU, HCMC; Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Robert Kempainen, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Lab, HCMC; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Michele LeClaire, Pulmonary and Critical Care, HCMC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Ramiro Saavedra Romero, Fellowship Site Director, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Dr. Nicollet Myers, Fellowship Site Director, Methodist Hospital
  • Dr. Melissa King-Biggs, Fellowship Site Director, University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center, ICU; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota