Lehigh Valley Health Network

Affiliated with USF Health Morsani College of Medicine — Allentown, PA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: $78,692 for FY21
  • Program Director: Rovinder Sandhu, MD

Last updated: February 04, 2020


The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA has been approved to expand to two fellows per year. We are accepting applications for one fellow for the academic year beginning August, 2020. This program is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship is a one-year program, following which the graduate will be eligible for the certifying exam in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is based at the Cedar Crest Campus of LVHN an 850-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. LVHN was the first Level I trauma center accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. The Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is a Level 2 pediatric trauma center. We currently experience more than 5000 admissions annually to the trauma service and also manage a busy acute care surgery service. There are three dedicated shock/trauma resuscitation areas including an ER operating room for direct transport. There are 155 licensed critical care beds. There is a dedicated 14-bed Trauma/Neuro Intensive Care Unit, an 18-bed ABA verified Burn Unit, and a 35-bed Medical/Surgical Critical Care Unit. The faculty includes eight full-time trauma/surgical critical care surgeons and three full-time burn surgeons. In addition, the network also supports a Level 3 and a Level 4 trauma center and is developing a new Level 2 trauma center.

LVHN supports multiple residencies and fellowships, including general surgery and emergency medicine. The fellow is involved in teaching residents and students which rounds out a rich learning environment, consisting of Morbidity and Mortality, didactic lectures, and conference attendance.

Program started 1995

How to apply

judith.olenwine@lvhn.org  - (484) 862-3256 (phone) , (484) 862-3276 (fax)

Qualifications: Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Inquiries/applications can be sent to PGMESurgery@lvhn.org

Research opportunities

The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in trauma program development and will be expected to be involved in performance improvement and clinical research.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 850
  • ICU beds: 155
  • Annual trauma admissions: 5000
  • Trauma faculty: 8

Fellowship procedures


Department of Surgery, One City Center
Allentown, PA 18105-1806


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