St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Affiliated with University of Michigan Medical School — Ypsilanti, MI

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $62,890 (2017-2018)
  • Program Director: Harry L. Anderson, III, M.D., FACS, FICS, FCCM, FCCP

Last updated: March 10, 2017


The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is a new program accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Surgery. The program is a one year fellowship for surgeons who have completed an ACGME or AOA-approved general surgery residency. The program is based at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, a 537 bed tertiary care referral facility on a 340 acre campus in Superior Township, Michigan. The program is based in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), which is a 20 bed dedicated patient care area staffed by five Board Certified intensivists. The SICU is located in the new North Patient Care Tower, which was opened in 2010. The SICU is a state-of-the-art unit for critically ill surgical patients, and supports a Level I Trauma Center, which has been continuously verified by the American College of Surgeons for over 20 years. The SICU admits patients of multiple specialties, including trauma, general, vascular, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiac, and thoracic surgery, and also includes the subspecialties of neurosurgery, plastics, orthopedic surgery, urology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and otorhinolaryngology. The SCC Fellow will also rotate in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), which is another new 20 bed patient care area (also located in the North Tower). Other rotations can include the Infectious Disease Consult service, Anesthesiology (in the operating room), a recently renovated 30 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is a Level III newborn facility, and Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Rotations in the pediatric ICU (PICU) and the Burn ICU at the University of Michigan Medical Center (about 5 miles away) are also available.

A rigorous didactic schedule throughout the year includes lectures dedicated to SCC education, including a Critical Care Journal Club and Critical Care Morbidity and Mortality Conference, in addition to other conferences in the Department of Surgery. The SCC Fellow will have continued exposure to operative surgery during care of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery patients in the SICU. Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti are home to the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. The community offers all the amenities of a college town, with easy transportation access (30 minutes to Detroit Metro Airport, a major gateway airport, and a local Amtrak station in Ann Arbor), and proximity to major cultural destinations, and college and professional sports (the U-M Wolverines, EMU Eagles, and the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings).

Program started 2013

How to apply  - (734) 712-2808 (phone) , (734) 712-2844 (fax)

Qualifications: Completion of an ACGME/AOA-approved general surgery residency program, or Board Certified in Surgery (ABS or AOBS, or equivalent)

Potential applicants should send the following:

1. A letter of interest, including long-term goals
2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation

Research opportunities

Research opportunities include ongoing and active clinical research projects at SJMAA in the areas of nutrition for the critically ill patient, coagulation, novel critical care technology, and ventilatory support for respiratory failure. Opportunities in bench and basic science research are available at the Extracorporeal Circulation Laboratory, in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 537
  • ICU beds: 62
  • Annual ED visits: 84000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1600
  • Trauma faculty: 5

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 21298
  • Blunt trauma: 96%
  • Penetrating trauma: 4%


5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 2111
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


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