Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University — Richmond, VA

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: Inquire
  • Program Director: Michael Feldman, MD

Last updated: October 01, 2020

Description of Program:

The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States. VCU Health has been granted Level 1 trauma center status since 1981 and is the only nationally verified burn center in Virginia.

The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that encompasses all aspects of burn care. The Fellow is particularly involved in the following:

-Care of both adult and pediatric burn patients
-Acute burn resuscitation
-Burn wound management including the use of artificial skin products, allograft, cultured epidermal autograft, and autologous epidermal autografts
-Functioning within a multidisciplinary team environment for care of complex patients
-Managing social aspects and emotional needs of burn patients
-Tertiary burn reconstruction including burn scar management, releases, flap coverage, and laser treatment

This training program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary exposure to the art and science of burn surgery. We are seeking ambitious surgeons with a minimum of five years of residency training (Plastic Surgery or General Surgery) and a commitment to training completion. Alternatively, the position may be made available to categorical PGY 3 and higher applicants on a case-by-case basis. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.


Facility Description/Training Sites:

VCU Health System is central Virginia’s only ACS verified Level 1 trauma center for adult and pediatric patients and the state of Virginia’s only nationally verified burn center. The 1,125-bed health system offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment.

16 burn floor beds
8 dedicated burn intensive care beds
25 dedicated trauma ICU beds
90,000 annual ED visits
600 annual burn admits
3,500 annual trauma admits


2 Burn + Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical faculty
1 Burn + Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care faculty


Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 300+

12 of 12 months strictly burn training


SCC Board eligible at completion of training: No

ACGME verification status: Not verified

ABA verification status: Verified

How to apply


Qualifications: Must have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent examination.
Must be within 4 years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity.

If you are interested in our Burn Fellowship, please send the following to our coordinator:

VCU GME Application
Current CV
Require 3 Letters of Recommendation
Copy of all 3 USMLE scores


Fellowship Coordinator Name/Contact Information:

Shaun McCafferty
VCU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Box 980154
Richmond, VA 23298-0154
(804) 828-3039

Research opportunities

- Basic science and translational research opportunities in concert with the Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation, and Technology (ORBIT)
- Global Health Studies opportunities
- Ongoing acute care and reconstructive clinical trials

About the hospital

Fellowship procedures


VCU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Richmond, VA 23298-0154


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