The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine — Baltimore, MD

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD

Last updated: November 21, 2022

The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital trains surgeons to meet the increasingly recognized need for emergency surgical treatment. The one-year fellowship requires American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility in general surgery and can be completed as a single stand-alone year or in the two-year sequence with our RRC-accredited multidisciplinary surgical critical care fellowship. Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellows function in the role of a junior faculty member with full admitting and operative surgical privileges at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH- primary site for 2/3 of the year) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (secondary site for 1/3 of the year).

The fellowship provides a broad clinical exposure to many aspects of acute care surgery and trauma. Fellows cover the combined acute care and trauma service and take in-house attending call at our Level I (JHH) and Level 2 (Bayview) adult trauma centers. The trauma population gives an extensive exposure to operative trauma management, as approximately 40% of the over 2,500 cases seen at JHH and 25% of the 2,500 cases at Bayview are due to penetrating mechanisms. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to treat a complex and diverse acute care surgery population and schedule elective cases through clinic.

The fellow’s education is further enhanced through participation in the trauma core lecture series, case conferences, surgical and trauma M&M conferences, journal clubs, and surgery grand rounds. Fellows contribute to resident and medical student education through didactic lectures, simulation sessions, animal labs, and direct patient care. Fellows take the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) courses and can also become instructors in all three. Finally, our faculty-fellow mentorship conference provides the fellows the opportunity to meet with each faculty member independently to help foster their short- and long-term career goals.

Fellows have the opportunity to engage in academic pursuits including clinical research leading to peer-reviewed publication as well as co-authoring educational works (i.e. book chapters) with faculty members.

How to apply

For information or to apply, please email

Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD, FACS
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery
Director, Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Health Policy & Management
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Zayed 6107C, 1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Application should include

1. A CV
2. Personal statement of no more than a single page
3. 3 Letters of recommendation
4. All ABSITE results

All materials should be sent as a single PDF

About the hospital

  • Beds: 1194
  • ICU beds: 186
  • Annual ED visits: 57000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1000

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 60%
  • Penetrating trauma: 40%


1800 Orleans St Ste 6107
Baltimore, MD 21287


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