Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
We are proud to offer a one year ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. Two fellows per year are trained to become experts and leaders in the management of critically ill and injured patient populations.
As a quaternary referral center located in vibrant Center City Philadelphia, Jefferson offers a high acuity surgical ICU experience that includes complex elective and emergent general surgery, advanced surgical oncology and multi-organ transplantation.
Additionally, Jefferson is one of only a few Level I trauma and regional resource spinal cord injury centers in the country and is also the region's hand replant center as well as burn center, thus providing a unique mix of multi-injured patients. The main training environment is our spacious, renovated, and surgeon led 17-bed SICU. Further training is provided in the CVICU, which cares for patients requiring advanced cardiac support, including ECMO and ventricular assist devices. Additional training in our Neurological Intensive Care Units and via elective opportunities rounds out the clinical experience.
Fellows participate in a robust multidisciplinary critical care educational program and are expected to complete at least one clinical research project and one performance improvement project. Operative experience with our busy Acute Care Surgery Service is promoted throughout the critical care experience and fellows graduate with 75-100 major cases including significant experience with spinal exposure surgery. In house call is never first call and is focused on transitioning to becoming a practicing surgical/trauma attending.
To be eligible for application to the fellowship program, residents must have completed at least three clinical years (completion of residency training is preferred) in an ACGME-accredited surgical or surgical sub-specialty graduate medical educational program.
To apply, applicants should utilize the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS) and register for the NRMP SCC Match. Applications will be reviewed starting in April with invites for interviews sent by mid-May. Interviews will be conducted in July and August.
|Name||Graduation Year||Post-Graduate Employment|
|Jessica Latona, MD||2020||ACS Faculty, TJUH|
|Eric Tsung, MD||2020||Yale affiliate, Bridgeport, CT|
|Sagar S. Kadakia, MD||2019||ACS Faculty, TJUH|
|Jose A. Torres, MD||2019||ACS Faculty, TJUH|
|Zachary Peckler, MD||2018||ACS Faculty, OH|
|Jide Aniukwu, MD, PhD||2018||ACS Faculty, NJ|
|Karen Lu, MD||2017||ACS Faculty, ME|
|Jeffrey Gibbs, MD||2017||ACS/Burn Faculty, MS|
|Aisha Shaheen, MD||2016||ACS/Bariatric Surgery Faculty, CA|
|Claudia Lozano, MD||2016||ACS Faculty, Colombia|
|Richard Lopez, DO||2015||ACS Faculty, PA|
|Viren Punja, MD||2015||ACS Faculty, HI|
|Sarah Clarke, MD||2014||Anesthesia Faculty, TJUH|
|David Rittenhouse, MD||2014||ACS Faculty, TJUH|
I have trained at four institutions and found Jefferson to be the best learning environment of all the places I trained. As a fellow, I was able to function as a junior attending.
Conor Coogan, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Mitchell Gorman, DO
St. Barnabas Hospital