University of Louisville

Affiliated with University of Louisville — Louisville, KY

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $64,494.00 (2018-2019)
  • Program Director: Glen A. Franklin, M.D.

Last updated: May 21, 2018

Our program is designed to be a one to two-year fellowship with an emphasis on both clinical and research opportunities. The first year of training focuses on surgical critical care in an ACGME approved fellowship. There are multiple ICUs including a 20 bed SICU, 10 bed NSICU and 5 bed Burn Unit included in the training program. The fellow works with one of the two Trauma Teams directing care for the ICU patient, and assists in ICU management. During the second year of the fellowship, the trauma fellow acts as a junior attending and works as an integrated part of the team. There are approximately 4-6 nights of call per month. The clinical milieu is vast, with the Trauma Service admitting trauma, burn, emergency general surgery and some elective general surgery patients. The service also provides surgical critical care consultation to many of the other surgical specialties in the hospital. Fellows will have a broad training experience consistent with many of the goals of Acute Care Surgery. Supervision is available from a senior attending surgeon for both the fellow and resident staff at all times. While ideally the fellowship is designed for a classic two years of trauma and critical care training, a one year opportunity is also available with a primary focus on completing the requirements for surgical critical care. The 2 year experience offers expanded opportunities for clinical and basic science research as well as the ability to obtain a MPH or MBA.

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Program started 1980

How to apply  - (502) 852-6191 (phone) , (502) 852-8915 (fax)

Qualifications: Completion of an ACGME accredited General Surgery residency program. Applicants must be American Board of Surgery eligible to be considered for the fellowship.

Glen A. Franklin, M.D.
c/o Samantha Geary
Department of Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

About the hospital

  • Beds: 404
  • ICU beds: 61
  • Annual ED visits: 6500
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3000
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2988
  • General surgical: 30%
  • Trauma: 70%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

University of Louisville Louisville, KY

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