Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School — New Brunswick, NJ

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: PGY-6
  • Program Director: Dr. Matthew Lissauer (SCC)/Dr. Rajan Gupta & Dr. Gregory Peck (ACS)

Last updated: December 13, 2021


Accredited in 2011, the Rutgers RWJMS-RWJUH Surgical Critical Care Fellowship offer an ACGME verified curriculum in surgical critical care during the first year. The program is designed to train board-eligible or board-certified surgeons in all phases of the care of the severely injured and critically ill surgical patient. It prepares the fellow to function with advanced skills suited for either an academic or clinical career. The position includes clinical responsibilities on the surgical critical care service with significant components of trauma, non-trauma, and neurosurgical critical care, cardiac surgery critical care, as well as a rotation in the MICU.

On April 5th, 2012, the Rutgers RWJMS-RWJUH Acute Care Surgery Fellowship became the 9th program of its kind to receive AAST accreditation. The program is designed to provide advanced training in the initial resuscitation, surgical management and ongoing care of patients with life-threatening surgical diseases. This training provides the fellow with the advanced skills needed for either an academic or clinical career in acute care surgery. The program is comprised of six months on the acute care surgery service (trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care) and six months in rotations for additional training in thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery. The applicant must have completed an ACGME approved residency in general surgery and received fellowship training in surgical critical care by the start date. In 2014, an International Fellowship component was established in partnership with the Universitario de Valle in Cali, Colombia. It presents a unique month-long, advanced penetrating operative trauma, advanced burn, and emergent general surgery experience to all second year fellows in our ACS fellowship. International relationships offer administrative, research, and trauma system development opportunities that will afford fellows personal and academic growth in Global Health roles.

Candidates must be dedicated to the teaching of medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners. There is strong support for both clinical and basic science research. New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University and is located approximately midway between New York and Philadelphia. Central NJ is a desirable place to live with good schools, professional sports, cultural attractions, recreational opportunities and is one half hour from the Jersey shore.

How to apply

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed an ACGME approved residency in general surgery. We are currently seeking surgical critical care fellow candidates for a 2016 start and acute care surgery fellow candidates for a 2017 start. Acute care surgery candidates must have received fellowship training in surgical critical care by the start date.

**Although most of our candidates opt for our 2-year program, it does remain optional.

Interested applicants may apply through SAFAS at

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1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08903


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