Lehigh Valley Health Network

Affiliated with USF Health Morsani College of Medicine — Allentown, PA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: $88,225 for PGY6 AY 24-25
  • Program Director: Rovinder Sandhu, MD

Last updated: February 15, 2024


The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA now trains 3 fellows per year. This program is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship is a one-year program, August to July, following which the graduate will be eligible for the certifying exam in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is based at the Cedar Crest Campus of LVHN an 850-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. LVH-CC was the first Level I trauma center accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. The Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is a Level 2 pediatric trauma center. We currently experience more than 5000 admissions annually to the trauma service and also manage a busy acute care surgery service. There are three dedicated shock/trauma resuscitation areas including an operating room attached to the Emergency Department for direct transport. There are 155 licensed critical care beds. There is a dedicated 14-bed Trauma/Neuro Intensive Care Unit, an 18-bed ABA verified Burn Unit, and a 35-bed Medical/Surgical Critical Care Unit. The faculty includes eleven full-time trauma/surgical critical care surgeons and three full-time burn surgeons. In addition, the network also supports a Level 3 and a Level 4 trauma center and is developing a new Level 2 trauma center.

LVHN supports multiple residencies and fellowships, including general surgery and emergency medicine. The fellow is involved in teaching residents and students which rounds out a rich learning environment, consisting of Morbidity and Mortality, didactic lectures, and conference attendance.

Program started 1995

How to apply

amanda.pueyes@lvhn.org  - (484) 821-1746 (phone)

Qualifications: Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Applications are accepted through SAFAS system at https://safas.smapply.io/ March 1 to July 31. If interested in off cycle information, please email amanda.pueyes@lvhn.org

Research opportunities

The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in trauma program development and will be expected to be involved in performance improvement and clinical research.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 850
  • ICU beds: 155
  • Annual ED visits: 5000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 5000
  • Trauma faculty: 11

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 28350
  • General surgical: 90%
  • Trauma: 10%
  • Blunt trauma: 10%
  • Penetrating trauma: 10%


LVH- Cedar Crest
Allentown, PA 18103


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