University Hospital - New Jersey Trauma Center

Affiliated with Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ — Newark, NJ

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $ 68,170 (for PGY-6)
  • Program Director: Leslie S Tyrie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Last updated: January 17, 2017


Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School has two American Board of Surgery and ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship positions.

The primary training site is The University Hospital (UH) in Newark, New Jersey. UH is one of three Level I Trauma Centers in New Jersey and serves 5 million people annually. We are home to the busiest EMS service in the state and evaluate approximately 3000 patients per year; over 50% require admission. Of those admitted, 20% go directly to our SICU and 20% go directly to the operating room. 27% of our patients sustain penetrating trauma.

Our program is a one-year program in surgical critical care with a well-balanced experience in the management of the critically ill with an emphasis on trauma care. Our fellows spend much of the year in our SICU. They additionally rotate in burn surgery/ICU, cardiothoracic ICU, medical ICU and ultrasound. Fellows also have exposure throughout the year to trauma resuscitation and operative management of the trauma patient. The fellows participate in our on-call schedule for trauma and also rotate on the trauma service. Each fellow traditionally completes 80-150 operative cases per year; however this is structured not to interfere with their critical care experience. Other unique aspects of the program include exposure to end-of-life care in the acute setting of the trauma bay or SICU as we have three trauma/surgical critical care surgeons who are also boarded in Hospice Medicine and Palliative Care. We also have the expertise of a dedicated physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in delirium, TBI and spinal cord injury management. Our hospital also has a robust liver transplant service and fellows regularly care for post-transplant patients and those with liver disease. We are a closed unit and we do manage our own renal replacement therapy in addition to common ICU management procedures.

We are located near New York City and several of our fellows have commuted from NYC and also lived throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

For further program information, please visit our website:

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How to apply  - (973) 972-0644 (phone)

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited surgical residency; Board eligible

We are accepting applications through SAFAS
To apply, please apply through SAFAS:

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To contact us please email or call 973-972-0644

We do participate in the match.

Research opportunities

Fellows are paired with a faculty mentor to complete a QI/research project with intended completion within the year and presentation at a meeting / manuscript preparation.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 503
  • ICU beds: 14
  • Annual ED visits: 68000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3500
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 150
  • General surgical: 0%
  • Trauma: 100%
  • Blunt trauma: 73%
  • Penetrating trauma: 27%


185 South Orange Ave
Newark, NJ 07103

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