University of Louisville

Affiliated with University of Louisville — Louisville, KY

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: 72,959.56 (2023-2024)
  • Program Director: Nicholas Nash, MD

Last updated: February 07, 2024

Our program is designed to be a one-year SCC or two-year ACS fellowship with an emphasis on both clinical and research opportunities. The first year of training focuses on surgical critical care in an ACGME approved fellowship. There are multiple ICUs including a 20 bed SICU, 10 bed NSICU and 16 bed Burn Unit included in the training program. The fellow works with one of the two Trauma Teams directing care for the ICU patient, and assists in ICU management. During the AAST accredited ACS second year of the fellowship, the trauma fellow acts as a junior attending and works as an integrated part of the team. There are approximately 4-6 nights of call per month. The clinical milieu is vast, with the Trauma Service admitting trauma, burn, emergency general surgery and some elective general surgery patients. The service also provides surgical critical care consultation to many of the other surgical specialties in the hospital. Fellows will have a broad training experience consistent with the goals of Acute Care Surgery. Supervision is available from a senior attending surgeon for both the fellow and resident staff at all times. While ideally the fellowship is designed for a classic two years of trauma and critical care training, a one year opportunity is also available with a primary focus on completing the requirements for surgical critical care. The 2 year experience offers expanded opportunities for clinical and basic science research while completing the requirements for the AAST acute care surgery certificate.

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Program started 1980

How to apply  - (502) 852-6191 (phone) , (502) 852-6191 (fax)

Qualifications: Completion of an ACGME accredited General Surgery residency program. Applicants must be American Board of Surgery eligible to be considered for the fellowship.

Nicholas Nash, M.D.
c/o Samantha Oliver
Department of Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

About the hospital

  • Beds: 404
  • ICU beds: 61
  • Annual ED visits: 6500
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3000
  • Trauma faculty: 10

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2988
  • General surgical: 30%
  • Trauma: 70%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


550 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

University of Louisville Louisville, KY

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