University of Michigan

Affiliated with University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 7
  • Salary: $60,000
  • Program Director: Lena M. Napolitano, MD FACS, FCCP, FCCM

Last updated: September 09, 2011

The Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan offers a 1-year Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care that is approved by the ACGME (#4422521013, with 7 Fellowship positions annually.

Candidates for the University of Michigan Surgical Critical Care Fellowship include surgical residents that have fully completed their General Surgery Residency training. Surgical residents that have completed 3 years of General Surgery Residency training will also be considered.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship includes active participation in the care of critically ill and injured patients in a collaborative model with the primary surgical teams. Fellowship rotations include the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Trauma-Burn ICU, and the Thoracic ICU. The building of the new Cardiovascular Center (targeted completion 2007) will also include a new Cardiovascular ICU. Additional electives are available in the Pediatric ICU and Neuro-ICU.

A core curriculum in Surgical Critical Care is an integral component of the education program, which includes information and exposure to issues regarding administration of ICUs, national standards and issues in critical care, and recent initiatives to improve care of the critically ill and injured. Additional experience in severe respiratory and cardiac failure and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is included in the rotation in both the Surgical and Thoracic ICUs. Additional experience in Critical Care research is also available for interested trainees.

The clinical and educational curriculum fulfills the experience requirements established by the American Board of Surgery for the certificate in Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. Upon successful completion of the surgical critical care fellowship, trainees are eligible to take the Surgical Critical Care Certifying Examination (

Program started 1990

How to apply

Qualifications: Completion of General Surgery Residency

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Acute Care Surgery
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, SPC 5033
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033

About the hospital

  • Beds: 700
  • ICU beds: 36
  • Annual ED visits: 60000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1200
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 1300
  • General surgical: 25%
  • Trauma: 50%
  • Blunt trauma: 90%
  • Penetrating trauma: 10%


1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

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