Surgical Critical Care Fellowship


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Fellowship

Program Length
1 year

Program Type

  • On Campus

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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.

Harrison Pitcher, MD

Associate Program Director

Shari Reid, MD

Assistant Program Director

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 early May. Interviews will be conducted from May through June.

Name Graduation Year Post-Graduate Employment
Jonah Klein, MD 2022 Sound Physicians, PA
Ruby Laskin, MD 2022 Additional Trauma Fellowship, Parkland Health ,Dallas, Texas.
Conor Coogan, MD 2021 Ochsner Medical Center, LA
Mitchell Gorman, DO 2021 Vassar Brothers Medical Center, NY
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. 

Jeffrey Gibbs, MD 2017 Fellow

Current Fellows

Michael Cline, MD

Temple University Hospital

Medical School
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Michael Huffner, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy

Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine