Yale University / Yale New Haven Hospital

Affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine — New Haven, CT

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: $96,757.00 PGY6
  • Program Director: Linda L. Maerz, MD

Last updated: February 06, 2024

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at Yale New Haven Hospital / Yale University provides comprehensive multidisciplinary education including diverse clinical experiences, clinical and laboratory research opportunities and administrative and teaching encounters. Additionally, the program features both trauma and general surgical operative exposure. The one-year fellowship is RRC-approved for those either board certified or board eligible in general surgery. The section chief for the Division of General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care is Kimberly Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM.

Yale New Haven Hospital is a 1541-bed tertiary care Level I Trauma facility with active surgical services in general surgery, trauma, solid organ transplantation, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, endocrine surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, urology, gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, gynecologic oncology, plastic/reconstructive surgery, thoracic surgery, and cardiac surgery. Seven months of the fellow's time will be spent in the SICU. In addition, electives in YNHH's Cardiothoracic ICU, Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU, Echocardiography, Ultrasound, and Anesthesiology Service are available. The Bridgeport Hospital rotation provides a robust burn experience.

In addition to daily bedside attending rounds, there is an active conference and lecture schedule, including weekly SICU, Trauma and Departmental M&M and the twice weekly Surgical Critical Care Fellow Lecture Series. The fellow is an active participant in the conferences and assists with the teaching of surgical residents, medical students and nursing staff.

There are many opportunities for research. The fellow will become actively involved in ongoing clinical protocols and will be encouraged to develop and coordinate new clinical trials. Opportunities for translational and basic science research are also abundant at Yale.

The fellow is expected to develop the administrative skills necessary to manage an ICU. The fellow will assist in developing protocols, creating ICU policy, assessing quality improvement issues, and examining cost containment. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in dealing with sensitive ethical dilemmas.

Program started 1994

How to apply

louise.salvati@yale.edu  - (203) 785-2572 (phone) , (203) 785-3950 (fax)

Qualifications: Board eligible

Linda L. Maerz, MD, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Yale New Haven Hospital
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships
Yale University School of Medicine
Division of General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
330 Cedar Street, BB310
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

About the hospital

  • Beds: 1541
  • ICU beds: 21
  • Annual ED visits: 110000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2600
  • Trauma faculty: 14

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 18000
  • Blunt trauma: 85%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


330 Cedar St, BB310
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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