Akron Children's Hospital

Affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University — Akron, OH

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS

Last updated: February 09, 2024

This Burn Fellowship is open to graduating general surgery and plastic surgery residents as well as residents in the middle of their training (PGY-3 or greater). The unique training model will provide fellows with broad experience in acute burns, basic and complex burn reconstruction and advanced laser procedures.

An additional 1-year ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is available in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Akron General (Level 1 Trauma Center) for candidates desiring to be board certified in Surgical Critical Care.


To provide the fellow with an exceptional clinical, operative and administrative experience coupled with a rigorous educational and didactic curriculum enabling the fellow to emerge as a leader in burn care.


The Adult and Pediatric Burn Institute at Akron Children's is an ABA Verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center – one of only two in Ohio. The burn center admits approximately 290 patients/year and the outpatient clinic sees over 3,900 visits/year including >1000 new patients.

In addition to thermal, chemical, electrical and inhalation injuries, the burn center provides treatment for frostbite, exfoliative skin diseases and complex wounds – including pressure injuries, traumatic soft-tissue injuries, and surgical wounds.


As one of the few fully integrated burn-critical care-plastics programs in the country, the burn center is primarily staffed by two dedicated burn and critical care fellowship trained surgeons, one of whom is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Eleven Advance Practice Providers assist with the management of inpatients, provide operative coverage and coordinate outpatient care 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


Fellow's clinic for evaluation of new patients and management of post-operative patients.
Operative experience: ~ 450-500 cases (acute burn, burn reconstruction, plastics, advanced laser)

Opportunity exists for a 1-2 week rotation at a private burn center in India exposing the fellow to an exceptional experience with burn reconstruction.


Daily teaching rounds
Weekly multi-disciplinary rounds
Weekly Tuesday morning educational conference
Monthly Burn morbidity and mortality conference
Quarterly Burn quality assurance and performance improvement
Monthly Burn research meeting
Additional lectures and presentations (journal clubs, webinars, etc.)
Certification as ABLS Provider and potentially Instructor (if not already)
Fellows will engage with hospital finance, quality officers, and administration as well as participate in key leadership meetings to enhance their educational experience.

How to apply


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, ABSITE scores, and three letters of recommendation to:
Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308

Research opportunities

The Burn Institute is actively participating in several multi-center trials and conducts independent research as well. This is supported by a strong quality department as well as collaboration with the Rebecca Considine Research Institute and other academic institutions.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 289
  • Annual ED visits: 1000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 290
  • Trauma faculty: 3

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 475


Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, OH 44308


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