Erlanger Health Systems

Affiliated with University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga Unit — Chattanooga, TN

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: (PGY level)
  • Program Director: Robert A. Maxwell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Last updated: September 09, 2011

The program is an RRC approved one-year surgical critical care fellowship integrated with a general surgery residency at a tertiary regional referral center located at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga Tennessee. The facility houses its own flight program with two Aeromedical helicopters which transport a variety of emergency general surgery, vascular and trauma patients from a 120 mile radius. There are five full-time faculty general surgeons who are board certified in surgical critical care that attend the critical care service. Ten months of the year, the fellow rotates on the Critical Service, which provides care for a variety of trauma, general surgery, vascular and obstetrical critical care patients with an average daily census of 20-24. One-month electives are offered in burns and pediatric critical care in the region’s only burn center and pediatric ICU. The fellowship also offers unique experiences with continuous renal replacement therapy and airway pressure release ventilation.

Program started 2003

How to apply

Qualifications: Categorical Surgery PGY-4 or greater

Robert A. Maxwell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
979 East Third Street
Suite 401
Chattanooga, TN 37403

About the hospital

  • Beds: 528
  • ICU beds: 22
  • Annual ED visits: 45000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2400
  • Trauma faculty: 5

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 30000
  • General surgical: 50%
  • Trauma: 10%
  • Blunt trauma: 85%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


979 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Erlanger Health Systems Chattanooga, TN

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