Westchester Medical Center

Affiliated with New York Medical College — Valhalla, NY

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: One year
  • Positions available: 4
  • Salary: Based on WMC’s PGY pay scale
  • Program Director: Kartik Prabhakaran, MD, MHS, FACS

Last updated: October 26, 2022

The SCC Fellowship at WMC was established by Dr. Louis R.M. Del Guercio (one of the founders and past presidents of the Society of Critical Care Medicine) and Dr. John Savino. The program has a long tradition and is one of the oldest Surgical Critical Care fellowships in the United States. With over 2800 yearly trauma admissions, this rich academic tradition, that we cherish tremendously, has trained a number of Surgical Critical Care leaders in the world and continues to be an ideal Surgical Critical Care training program. The trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care division has eight double board-certified faculty members.

As one of four fellows in our training program, you will be exposed to a wide variety of pathology in both critically ill trauma and general surgery patients which will prepare you well for your future careers. The opportunity to care for and operate on critically ill surgical patients will help hone your technical and critical care skills. ICU rotations include SICU, two TICUs, Burn ICU, and CTICU. Elective ICU rotations include PICU, NICU, and CCU. Fellows will participate in emergency trauma and general surgery procedures including complex open cases, advanced laparoscopic, VATs, and even robotic cases.

In addition, with recent advances and ongoing efforts in telehealth and cutting-edge research, you will have the opportunity to further advance your academic skills, publish your research in top academic journals, and present at national/ international conferences. Our structured educational program includes didactic lectures, board preparation, a critical care journal club, weekly research meetings, and participation in weekly international tele-grand rounds that will enrich your fellowship experience. Included in the academic year are rib plating workshops, REBOA simulation, and a cadaver-based Trauma Operative Exposures course.

How to apply

Kartik.Prabhakaran@wmchealth.org  - (914) 493-7614 (phone)

Qualifications: Qualifications: Individuals who have completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency.

Please submit letters of interest to:
Kartik Prabhakaran, MD, MHS, FACS
Chief, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road, D322
Valhalla, NY 10595

About the hospital

  • Beds: 920
  • ICU beds: 50
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2800
  • Trauma faculty: 10

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 88%
  • Penetrating trauma: 12%


100 Woods RD
Valhalla, NY 10595


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