University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Affiliated with University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, PA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 4
  • Salary: $46,000 - $49,000
  • Program Director: Samuel A. Tisherman, MD

Last updated: September 09, 2011

The ACGME-accredited surgical critical care (SCC) fellowship is part of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program under the auspices of both the Department of Surgery and the Department of Critical Care Medicine. The didactic curriculum includes lectures, journal clubs, research conferences, and grand rounds. Full-scale simulation is used extensively. The SCC fellowship year is well-balanced, with rotations through surgery, trauma, abdominal organ transplantation, cardiothoracic, and neurovascular ICUs. Electives in burn care, pediatric and obstetrics/gynecology ICUs are available. Management of trauma patients is emphasized within the SCC program, with rotations on the trauma/acute care surgery service and at least 3 rotations through the trauma ICUs. The UPMC Trauma Center is the busiest Level 1 trauma center in the state of Pennsylvania.

Integration of the SCC fellowship with an acute care surgery (total of 2 years) fellowship is available for interested and qualified general surgical trainees. The training program includes a wealth of experiences in trauma and emergency general surgery, with possible electives rotations in thoracic, hepatobiliary, and vascular surgery.

Program started 1987

How to apply

Qualifications: Completed accredited general surgery residency required for the trauma fellowship or combined surgical critical care and trauma/acute care surgery fellowships. Applicants for the surgical critical care fellowship can be considered after 3 years of training in general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, or obstetrics and gynecology in an accredited institution.

Samuel A. Tisherman, MD
638 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

About the hospital

  • Beds: 700
  • ICU beds: 150
  • Annual ED visits: 48400
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4100
  • Trauma faculty: 11

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 23500
  • General surgical: 10%
  • Trauma: 10%
  • Blunt trauma: 85%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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