Johns Hopkins Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowships

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University — Baltimore, MD

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Katherine L. Florecki, MD

Last updated: February 08, 2024

The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has evolved to train surgeons to meet the increasingly recognized need for emergency surgical treatment nationwide. The one-year fellowship requires American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility in general surgery and can be completed as a single stand-alone year or in the two-year sequence with our accredited multidisciplinary Surgical Critical Care fellowship. Trauma & Acute Care Surgery fellows function in the role of a junior faculty member with full admitting and operative surgical privileges at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The fellowship provides a broad clinical exposure to many aspects of acute care surgery and trauma. Fellows cover the combined acute care and trauma service and take in-house attending call at our Level I (JHH) and Level 2 (Bayview) adult trauma centers. The trauma population gives an extensive exposure to operative trauma management, as approximately 40% of cases seen at JHH and 25% of cases at Bayview are due to a penetrating mechanism. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to treat a complex and diverse acute care surgery population and schedule elective cases.

The fellow’s education is further enhanced through participation in the trauma core lecture series, case conferences, surgical and trauma M&M conferences, journal clubs, and surgery grand rounds. Fellows contribute to resident and medical student education through didactic lectures, simulation sessions, animal labs, and direct patient care. Fellows take the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) courses and can also become instructors in all three. Finally, fellows have the opportunity to engage in academic pursuits including clinical research leading to peer-reviewed publication as well as co-authoring educational works (i.e. book chapters) with faculty members.

How to apply


Fellowship start date: August 1st

Eligibility: Applicants should have completed a general surgery residency by the start of fellowship and be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified

Application Requirements: Headshot, CV, Personal Statement, and 3 letters of recommendation

Applicants may apply here:

Katherine L. Florecki, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Program Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

About the hospital

  • Trauma faculty: 10

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 60%
  • Penetrating trauma: 40%


1800 Orleans St Ste 6107
Baltimore, MD 21287

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