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: $84,353
  • Program Director: Laura R. Brown, MD, PhD, FACS

Last updated: November 13, 2023


Acute Care Surgery Fellowship – optional Disaster Management Concentration
UICOMP/OSF Healthcare Acute Care Surgery fellows develop advanced proficiency in the management of critically ill and injured patients. We train fellows who are comfortable with the complexity of these high-acuity patients and develop unique expertise in systems operations and/or disaster management.
Fellows will work with regionally and nationally recognized leaders in disaster medicine, trauma, critical care, burns, and emergency general surgery with years of experience in both military and civilian trauma. 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 be monitored by these experienced faculty at the beginning of fellowship with the anticipation for early progression to independence within the first 3-6 months. Assigned faculty are available for review and consultation on rounds, in operative cases, and while on call.
Fellows will spend 4 months on Trauma/Critical Care, 4 months on Emergency General Surgery, and 4 months of electives with the option of focusing on disaster management. All rotations occur at OSF St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC), our state level 1 designated facility with ~1200 activations per year with high acuity, and robust, high-acuity emergency general surgery volume of >1600 operations annually.
Teaching conferences include didactic sessions, morning report, M&M, and Surgical Grand Rounds. The fellow will develop an academic project consisting of research, education/curriculum, or other scholarly activity. For the Disaster Management Concentration, the fellow will complete disaster life support courses, as well as FEMA courses focusing on incident command, various aspects of healthcare emergency response, and leadership during disasters. The fellow will also successfully complete a seven day field experience including deployment to one or more disaster venues with a recognized agency. The fellow will serve on emergency planning and disaster-related operations committees at SFMC and coordinate with local and regional Emergency Operation Centers.

Program started 2022

How to apply

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

Qualifications: Applicants should have already completed a general surgery residency and fellowship in surgical critical care.

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the August 2024 cohort with selection made on a rolling basis.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 649
  • ICU beds: 149
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1200
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2800
  • General surgical: 50%
  • Trauma: 50%
  • Blunt trauma: 88%
  • Penetrating trauma: 12%


624 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61603


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