The department’s acute care surgery fellowship began July 1, 2015 and is an intensive, two-year experience that fits closely with the existing one-year surgical critical care fellowship.
After completing the surgical critical care fellowship, trainees start in the acute care surgery fellowship. This program emphasizes surgical treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies, alongside fundamental general surgery training. Fellows train in abdominal and endocrine surgery, head and neck surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and “damage-control” surgical training in orthopedics and neurosurgery.
The idea is to give trainees a broad, well-rounded education in surgical procedures and care, allowing them to work confidently and competently with patients suffering from any type of traumatic injury. They also will operate n the acute care service, with a backup attending acute care surgeon to offer guidance and support as needed.
Alicia Mohr, M.D., an associate professor and director of the surgical critical care training program, will serve as director of the new fellowship.