UC San Diego Health

Affiliated with University of California San Diego — San Diego, CA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: $90,016
  • Program Director: Jeanne Lee, MD, FACS

Last updated: June 22, 2022

Burn Fellowship Program, University of California San Diego

1 position annually.

The Burn Fellowship at the University of California San Diego is based at the UC San Diego Health Hillcrest campus center at the Regional Burn Center. It is a track within the ACGME Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The Burn Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. The Fellowship will provide the trainee experience in acute resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, burn rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction. The schedule has a minimum of six months in the Burn center, at least one month of Trauma Critical Care and least two months of Surgical Critical Care within the ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center. This schedule allows training in all aspects of burn treatment while making the fellow eligible for board certification in Surgical Critical Care. An option for a combination with the two year American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowship at UC San Diego exists. The Burn Unit is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and admits 400 adult and pediatric patients each year.

Program started 1990

How to apply

dpettaway@health.ucsd.edu  - (619) 543-7200 (phone) , (619) 543-7202 (fax)

Qualifications: • Completion of approved general surgery residency
• California license (or eligibility)
• Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery
• Established ability as a teacher of medical students and residents

To apply, please e-mail dpettaway@health.ucsd.edu to request an application form or visit https://trauma.ucsd.edu. Return completed application with CV and letter of intent to dpettaway@health.ucsd.edu and have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the institution to dpettaway@health.ucsd.edu.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 381
  • ICU beds: 26
  • Annual ED visits: 58572
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2858
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 4096
  • Blunt trauma: 81%
  • Penetrating trauma: 19%


200 West Arbor Drive , #8896
San Diego, CA 92103-8896

UC San Diego Health San Diego, CA

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