Loyola University Medical Center

Affiliated with Loyola University, Chicago — Maywood, IL

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: PGY-6 - $80,557
  • Program Director: Purvi P. Patel, MD, FACS

Last updated: February 15, 2024

Loyola University Medical Center has a fully accredited and highly competitive one-year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. The fellows are trained to be surgical intensivists through diverse clinical exposure and research. The program's strengths include a varied patient population of critically ill patients, exposure to complex traumatic injuries, active critical care and trauma research, and collaboration with other specialties.

The Surgical Critical Care team offers comprehensive services in state-of-the-art resuscitation. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Loyola serves as a tertiary and quaternary referral center for patients with complex injuries. Our intensive care unit provides thorough care for patients of all ages with acute surgical illness or injury. A multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of the critically ill and injured is led by faculty board certified in Surgical Critical Care. As the year progresses, we strive for the Surgical Critical Care fellow to transition into this leadership role on the team with the support of the attending staff. Assisting them are surgical residents, advanced practice providers, clinical pharmacists, nutritionists, therapists, and a social worker.

We are dedicated to the education and development of our fellows into skilled critical care surgeons. Upon completion of our fellowship, you will be proficient in management of the acutely injured or critically ill patient providing expert care from presentation, perioperative resuscitation, ICU management to disposition.

Loyola University Medical Center is located in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Illinois, just 10 miles west of downtown.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Program started 2004

How to apply

Shantrece.neil@luhs.org  - (708) 327-2073 (phone) , (708) 327-3489 (fax)

Qualifications: Board eligibility in General Surgery

Applicants will need to successfully complete an ACGME-accredited General Surgery residency prior to matriculation. They must be American Board of Surgery or American Osteopathic Board of Surgery eligible or certified in General Surgery.

Fellowship applications will be accepted through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).

Minimal application contents for consideration include:

3 Letters of Recommendation
Personal statement
ABSITE scores
All candidates must be registered through the National Resident Matching Program.

In addition, the fellow must be able to obtain a permanent medical license in the State of Illinois and be legally able to accept employment. For those requiring a visa to work, Loyola University is able to accept J-1 visa sponsorship only.

Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. Invitations to interview will be sent out on a rolling basis. Applications will be continued to be reviewed until a June 1st.

We will tentatively be holding Surgical Critical Care Interviews in April, May and June.

**Interviews will be held virtually this year.

Research opportunities

Fellows are afforded the opportunity to collaborate with team members and work on projects in areas of interest. They are encouraged to critically analyze and collect data on relevant research questions, leading to abstract submissions and publications.

Clinical Outcomes
Quality Improvement Project
Basic Science

The Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute (BSTRI) of Loyola University Chicago a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of traumatic injury. As a multidisciplinary research institute, our programs include both clinical and laboratory research relevant to trauma injury and burns. In our laboratories, our scientists investigate the body's reaction to injury and infection, with the hope that their research findings may someday lead to innovative therapies for trauma and burn patients. In the hospital, institute members and clinicians work together on numerous clinical studies and clinical trials. To insure the future of our research, the Institute also maintains a strong commitment to the research training of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and clinical trainees. Overall, the goal of our integrated programs is to reduce the devastating effects of traumatic injury.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 545
  • ICU beds: 24
  • Annual ED visits: 58000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2800
  • Trauma faculty: 7

Fellowship procedures

  • General surgical: 50%
  • Trauma: 50%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


2160 S. First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153


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