OSF St. Francis Medical Center

Affiliated with University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria — Peoria, IL

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: commensurate with experience
  • Program Director: Laura R. Brown, MD, PhD, FACS

Last updated: November 14, 2022

The fellowship is designed to develop advanced proficiency in the management of critically ill and injured patients in a transition to practice model. Our vision is to train surgeons comfortable with both the breadth and complexity of these patients, as well as developing areas of expertise in system operations, ultrasound, research, or education. Fellows will work with regionally and nationally recognized leaders in trauma, critical care, burns, and emergency general surgery with years of experience in both military and civilian trauma.

Fellows will spend 4 months with a focus on Trauma/Critical Care and 6 months of Emergency General or Vascular Surgery at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, our state level 1 designated facility with ~1200 activations per year with high acuity and robust emergency general surgery volume of >1600 operations annually. They can spend the remaining 2 months at large urban trauma centers in Chicago with high rates of penetrating trauma. Unique to our fellowship is the opportunity for global experiences and practicing in austere environments. Our fellows will learn how to manage available resources outside urban or quaternary centers.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in point of care ultrasound including national certification, and specialized concentrations in trauma system management or research are available.

Program started 2022

How to apply

Lbrown86@uic.edu; laura.r.brown@osfhealthcare.org  - (309) 655-2383 (phone) , (309) 655-3630 (fax)

Qualifications: Interested applicants are invited to apply for one of two positions available. Applicants should have already completed a general surgery residency and preference for fellowship in surgical critical care (but not required).

Applications can made by sending Letter of Interest and Curriculum vitae to:
Laura R. Brown, MD, PhD, FACS, Program Director
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Peoria
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Department of Surgery

Research opportunities

Faculty can provide many opportunities for fellows to integrate into the acute care surgery community, including involvement at national and regional societies, opportunities for scholarship, and career guidance. Fellows will also have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in point of care ultrasound (including national certification), and specialized concentrations in trauma system management or trauma/EGS research are available.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 649
  • ICU beds: 149
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1200
  • Trauma faculty: 10

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2800
  • General surgical: 60%
  • Trauma: 40%
  • Blunt trauma: 88%
  • Penetrating trauma: 12%


624 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61603


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