Creighton University Burn Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Affiliated with Creighton University — Phoenix, AZ

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 0
  • Salary: $73.129.78
  • Program Director: Paola Pieri, MD, FACS

Last updated: April 19, 2021

The Arizona Burn Center has an opening for a one-year Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship beginning August 2020. Applicants must have completed a General Surgery residency in an accredited ACGME program or its Osteopathic equivalent. Applicants must also be board eligible or board certified and eligible for licensure in Arizona. The overall objective of the Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is to provide the surgeon with the cognitive and technical skills to deliver comprehensive surgical burn care. The program curriculum will consist of critical care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services management required in the treatment and care of the burn patient, in addition there will be active participation in new and ongoing research studies. The Fellow will be exposed to core Surgical Critical Care areas in addition to Burn Critical Care to meet requirements to qualify for board certification in Surgical Critical Care. To deliver comprehensive Burn and Surgical Critical Care the Fellow will become a leader and integral member of the multidisciplinary burn team exemplifying both compassion, critical thinking, and will actively contribute to the clinical and educational activities of the Burn Center while working closely with the members of the burn care staff.


ABA verification status: Adult & Pediatric

How many months strictly burn training? 7 months (minimum)

SCC Board eligible at completion of training: Yes

ACGME verification status: Certified

Number of fellows: 1

Faculty (burn faculty, trauma faculty): 5 Burn Faculty, 6 Trauma Faculty

Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 450

Number of trauma procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 100


Hospital Statistics for Valleywise Medical Center (some training occurs at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale)

Total beds:325
ICU beds:59
Burn ICU beds:19
Burn floor beds: 26
Trauma ICU beds:13
Annual ED visits:47091
Annual Burn ED visits: 1000
Annual Trauma Admits: 1300 Adult, 100 Pediatrics

How to apply

Qualifications: Applicant must have completed a ACGME verified General Surgery Residency

Applicant should send a CV, 3 letters of reference, USMLE (or COMPLEX) and ABSITE scores and a personal statement to program director: Paola Pieri, MD, FACS at

Fellowship Coordinator contact Information:
Mindy Verdugo-Craig;

Research opportunities

Each fellow has a required Qi project. Additionally, there are numerous ongoing national and funded research studies in the Burn Center which fellows may partake in. There is a full-time research team to assist fellows in developing and completing new research projects.

About the hospital

  • Trauma faculty: 6

Fellowship procedures


2601 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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