Washington Hospital Center

Affiliated with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences — Washington, DC

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: $61,000
  • Program Director: Christine Trankiem, MD

Last updated: March 31, 2021

The Washington Hospital Center Trauma Fellowship program provides fellows with a high-acuity, high volume trauma patient population.

The fellowship positions are open to individuals who have completed their training in general surgery and wish to specialize in trauma and/or surgical critical care. Trauma fellowships are one-to-two year programs tailored to meet needs of individuals. Special rotations are available in burn, pediatric trauma, and pediatric ICU. Protected time for laboratory research is available. Fellows work with a dedicated faculty of 14 full-time attending physicians.

Trauma fellows resuscitate patients, perform operations, oversee patient care provided by senior surgical residents and provide education and administrative direction to the trauma team. Surgical critical care fellows are an integral part of each Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) team, where they use the most sophisticated life-saving technologies. In addition, fellows learn the principles of scientific research through participation in clinical and/or basic science research projects, and, upon successful completion, are sponsored to present their results at appropriate specialty society meetings.

How to apply

Qualifications: Board eligible general surgeon

Christine Trankiem, MD
110 Irving St NW, Room 4B39
Washington D.C. 20010

About the hospital

  • Beds: 907
  • ICU beds: 41
  • Annual ED visits: 7200
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2800
  • Trauma faculty: 8

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 800
  • General surgical: 30%
  • Trauma: 70%
  • Blunt trauma: 70%
  • Penetrating trauma: 30%


110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010


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