Thank you for your interest in our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Where you choose to do your fellowship training is of considerable importance, and we believe that the program here will more than meet your expectations. Our focus is training outstanding physicians with a high level of expertise in caring for the most critically ill patients. Our Surgical/Burn/Trauma and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units are multi-disciplinary and you will be taught by leaders with expertise in all facets of critical care. You will find your training to be intensive, comprehensive and rewarding as you become qualified to provide complex care to our most challenging patients.
Our program’s goal is to train general and specialty surgeons as leaders in surgical critical care. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program. The fellowship is based in the Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery in the Washington University Department of Surgery. The primary training site is the 36-bed Surgical/Burn/Trauma ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a Level I trauma center and the flagship hospital of the 3,300-bed BJC HealthCare system. The program also includes rotations in our Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units and Christian Hospital Northeast. We offer a variety of electives, tailored to meet the trainee’s individual career goals. Electives available include Medical ICU, Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Pediatric ICU, Tele ICU, trauma surgery, airway/anesthesiology, critical care ultrasound, ECMO/advanced mechanical ventilation, infectious diseases, renal disease, nutrition, and radiology and transesophageal echocardiography.
The resources available at Washington University are truly unmatched. During your fellowship, you will work closely with experts in the field of critical care, distinguished research investigators and leaders who are defining the future of surgical critical care on a national and international level. In addition, Washington University has a world renowned Department of Surgery, and promotes the collaboration between surgical specialties. Your fellowship promises to be an exciting time, filled with extraordinary new knowledge and strategies for treating the sickest patients. We look forward to training and assisting you in identifying and refining your specific career goals. Most importantly, we look forward to helping you achieve them.
Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS
Fellowship Program Director