Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Affiliated with VCU Health — RICHMOND, VA

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Michael Feldman, MD

Last updated: May 31, 2022

The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States. VCU Health has been granted Level 1 trauma center status since 1981 and is the only nationally verified burn center in Virginia. The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that encompasses all aspects of burn care. The Fellow is particularly involved in the following:

-Care of both adult and pediatric burn patients
-Acute burn resuscitation
-Burn wound management including the use of artificial skin products, allograft, cultured epidermal autograft, and autologous epidermal autografts
-Functioning within a multidisciplinary team environment for care of complex patients
-Managing social aspects and emotional needs of burn patients
-Tertiary burn reconstruction including burn scar management, releases, flap coverage, and laser treatment

This training program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary exposure to the art and science of burn surgery. We are seeking ambitious surgeons with a minimum of five years of residency training (Plastic Surgery or General Surgery) and a commitment to training completion. Alternatively, the position may be made available to categorical PGY 3 and higher applicants on a case-by-case basis. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.

Facility Description/Training Sites: VCU Health System is central Virginia’s only ACS verified Level 1 trauma center for adult and pediatric patients and the state of Virginia’s only nationally verified burn center. The 1,125-bed health system offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment.

-16 burn floor beds
-8 dedicated burn intensive care beds
-25 dedicated trauma ICU beds
-90,000 annual ED visits
-600 annual burn admits
-3,500 annual trauma admits

2 Burn + Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical faculty
1 Burn + Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care faculty

Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 300+
12 of 12 months strictly burn training

SCC Board eligible at completion of training: No
ACGME verification status: Not verified
ABA verification status: Verified

How to apply

Qualifications: Qualifications: Must have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent examination. Must be within 4 years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity.

To apply, please email our Fellowship Coordinator to request an application form. The other application requirements are listed below:

-Current CV
-3 Letters of Recommendation
-Verification of Medical School Graduation
-Verification of all previous training from the Program Director
-Personal Statement
-Copy of Milestones from most recent review
-Copy of all 3 USMLE scores
-Copy of current VISA if not a US Citizen

Fellowship Coordinator Name/Contact Information:
Lauren Simonetti

Research opportunities

-Basic science and translational research opportunities in concert with the Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation, and Technology (ORBIT)
-Global Health Studies opportunities
-Ongoing acute care and reconstructive clinical trials

About the hospital

Fellowship procedures




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