Surgical Critical Care fellowship


Banner University Medical Center is a 766 bed hospital, referral center for traumatically injured, and acutely ill patients from across the state and southwest United States.  It maintains a hybrid focus with extensive clinical responsibilities as well as a burgeoning academic focus.

The division of Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care and Trauma Surgery is devoted to providing comprehensive patient care and training future surgical intensivists. We offer a one-year surgical critical care fellowship, accredited but the American Committee for Graduate Medical education (ACGME) to two fellows per year.  The fellows will practice under the direct supervision of intensivists board certified in critical care medicine. 

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship has developed a curriculum that will enable its graduates to: 

  • Expertly manage critically ill patients across a variety of surgical specialties.
  • Care for multisystem trauma patients, recognizing the importance of intra-and perioperative decision making. 
  • Lead multidisciplinary critical care rounds.
  • Be competent in ventilatory care, cardiovascular monitoring and interpretation, bedside procedures, and other innovations in organ support. 
  • Collaborate with intensivists from other specialties and hospital.
  • Attain and develop research skills to resolve important unsolved clinical questions.
  • Provide high yield focused education to pre-hospital providers, house officers and community partners.
  • Obtain a certificate of added qualifications in surgical critical care.
  • Understand the importance of diversity in the healthcare workforce.
  • Identify and acknowledge the influence of social determinants of health in patient care and outcomes.
  • Practice state of the art surgical critical care medicine, while embracing wellness principles. 

Our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship was ACGME-approved as of September 2023 and we look forward to growing the Program with input from faculty and fellows alike.

Surgical Critical Care fellowship