UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California
Affiliated with UC Davis — Sacramento, CA
- Duration: 1 year
- Positions available: 2
- Salary: Varies per PGY level
- Program Director: Kathleen Romanowski, MD FACS
Last updated: October 02, 2020
Description of Program:
The Burn Fellowship program at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is under the tutelage of Dr. David Greenhalgh, Professor and Chief of Burns in the Department of Surgery at UC Davis and Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Dr. Kathleen Romanowski, Burn Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Burn Surgery at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, oversees the intensive and comprehensive curriculum for the Burn Fellowship program. Other members of the Burn Team include Dr. Tina Palmieri, Director of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center and Assistant Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California and Dr. Soman Sen, Professor and Burn Surgeon at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.
Burn surgery fellows gain extensive experience in both acute and reconstructive management of adult and pediatric burn patients. The fellows will manage burn patients at both the University of California Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center as well as Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Together, these institutions serve approximately 650-700 inpatient admissions per year as the regional adult and pediatric burn centers for Northern California.
Fellowship training will include:
-Acute resuscitation and critical care management of pediatric and adult burn patients in the burn ICU
-Surgical management and reconstruction of acute buns
-Physical rehabilitation, nutrition and psychological therapy for pediatric and adult burn patients
-Reconstructive surgery for burn survivors
-Clinical Research – each fellow is expected to participate in at least one clinical research project and submit an abstract for presentation at the national American Burn Association meeting
ABA Verification Status: Verified at UC Davis and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California
SCC Board eligible at completion of training: 1 position yes, 1 position no
ACGME verification status: Active
Number of fellows: Two (One Burn/SCC, One burn alone)
Months Strictly Burn Training:
Burn/SCC - 8 months; Burn alone - 11 months
Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 450 procedures per fellow per year
Number of trauma procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 10 procedures per fellow per year
Salary: Salary compensation is based on the level of postgraduate training (up to PGY 7). Paid sick leave, professional liability insurance, and four weeks of paid vacation per year are provided.
Training for burn surgery occurs at both UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Both centers are ABA verified burn centers. Training for Surgical Critical Care occurs at UC Davis Medical Center which is the sole Level I trauma center for a catchment population of over two million people. The medical center has critical care units dedicated to neonatology, pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, burns, neurosurgery, general and vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and trauma.
631 total beds, over 100 ICU beds, 12 burn ICU beds, 18 trauma ICU beds, burn service admits approximately 700 burn patient per year (combined pediatric and adult), trauma service admits approximately 4,000 trauma patients per year.
Burn Faculty: 4 (David Greenhalgh, MD; Tina Palmieri, MD; Kathleen Romanowski, MD; Soman Sen, MD)
Trauma Faculty: 12 (John T. Anderson M.D.; Ian E. Brown, M.D., PhD; Rachael Callcut, M.D.; Christine S. Cocanour, M.D.; Joseph M. Galante, M.D.; Gregory Jurkovich, M.D.; David E. Leshikar, M.D.; Ho H. Phan, M.D.; Tanya Rinderknecht, M.D.; Edgardo S. Salcedo, M.D.; David V. Shatz, M.D.; Garth H. Utter, M.D., M.Sc)
How to apply
Qualifications: Completion of a PGY 3 surgery year required, Completion of surgical training preferred
1. Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen S. Romanowski, M.D., FACS Program Director, Burn Surgery Fellowship UC Davis and Shriners Hospital for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 453-2050 Fax: (916) 453-2373
2. Attach a curriculum vitae.
3. Make sure that letters of reference are sent directly to email@example.com
4. Along with your application, please send a digital photo.
Ample research opportunities are available. Our fellows routinely present research projects at the American Burn Association meeting. Past fellow research topics include resuscitation, frailty, transfusion, BTM, critical care topics, and health disparities.
About the hospital
2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
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