University of Tennessee - Memphis

Affiliated with University of Tennessee Health Science Center — Memphis, TN

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: Commensurate with PGY level
  • Program Director: Dina Filiberto, MD

Last updated: May 19, 2021


The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of Tennessee Health Science Center is either a one or two-year commitment. The first year is the same for both tracks, whereby the fellow has responsibilities in the trauma intensive care unit (TICU), General ICU, or Trauma Step Down at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional Medical Center. Each first-year fellow is on call twice per week. Responsibilities include assistance in caring for the critically ill and injured ICU patients, assisting the surgical residents in the operating room, and participating in resuscitations in the trauma admitting area. Presley Trauma Center is a self-contained unit with a dedicated nursing staff separate from the hospital’s emergency room. There are four trauma operating rooms in the trauma center that are dedicated for trauma/emergency surgery. Immediately adjacent to the trauma operating rooms is the 22 bed TICU. The fellows are responsible for organizing the weekly trauma conference and are expected to participate a research or quality project. There are multiple opportunities for didactic learning, including a monthly multi-disciplinary trauma meeting, weekly trauma conference, biweekly trauma morbidity and mortality conference, and attending teaching rounds. Elective opportunities include: burn at our regional burn center, pediatric trauma at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, neurocritical care, cardiovascular critical care, and a prehospital elective.

For those who commit to the two-year track, the second year of the fellowship is accredited by the AAST. This year allows the fellow to function as a junior attending (with protected academic time) to further develop clinical skills, and gain further operative, administrative, and research experience in preparation for a career as an academic surgeon. During that year, the fellow has the opportunity to complete research projects initiated during the first year of the fellowship. The fellow will also participate in rotations in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery for two months. The fellow will have additional time for electives if desired. Fellows perform approximately 400 cases per year.

Program started 1990

How to apply  - (901) 448-8140 (phone) , (901) 448-8472 (fax)

Qualifications: Completed General Surgery Residency


About the hospital

  • Beds: 350
  • ICU beds: 54
  • Annual ED visits: 100000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 5000
  • Trauma faculty: 11

Fellowship procedures

  • General surgical: 20%
  • Trauma: 80%
  • Blunt trauma: 75%
  • Penetrating trauma: 25%


910 Madison Ave #220
Memphis, TN 38163


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