Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine — St Louis, MO

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 6
  • Salary: 80,426
  • Program Director: Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD

Last updated: January 10, 2024

The program provides comprehensive training in a supporting and stimulating environment. The year is broken up into 13 blocks, and fellows spend nine blocks receiving critical care training in our intensive care units including the surgical, burn, trauma ICU, cardiothoracic ICU and community ICU, two blocks on our trauma/emergency general surgery service, and the other two blocks are elective time with our fellows gaining exposure to critical care ultrasonography, airway management, advanced ECMO management and others.

There is an optional second year ACS experience available for fellows to expand their operative exposure and management skills. For prospective fellows interested in applying to a 2yr program, we do offer two 2yr spots in the match.

Program started 1995

How to apply

j.kelting@wustl.edu  - (314) 454-7182 (phone)

Qualifications: Surgical critical care trainees must be board eligible in general surgery, urology, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology. The program is approved by the American College for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program.


Research opportunities

As one of the nation’s largest biomedical research centers, Washington University Medical Center provides outstanding opportunities for fellows interested in clinical or basic research. Fellows may contribute to ongoing investigations or initiate projects of their own.
The Department receives more than $22 million in annual NIH, non-federal and corporate-supported grants as well as over $4.1 million in clinical trial grants. In addition, high-quality research in nearly every other area of biomedical investigation is conducted at Washington University. The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training from the NIH.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 1263
  • ICU beds: 184
  • Annual ED visits: 21541
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3714
  • Trauma faculty: 27

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 4538
  • General surgical: 53%
  • Trauma: 47%
  • Blunt trauma: 42%
  • Penetrating trauma: 54%


660 South Euclid Avenue
St Louis, MO 63110

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