Surgical Training at the Busiest Trauma Center in Ohio

Our surgical critical care units handle a full range of critically ill patients to include trauma, cardiovascular, neurosurgical and oncologic patients.

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Surgical Critical Care

MetroHealth Medical Center is a 642-bed hospital that includes a Level I Adult Trauma Center, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and a verified regional Burn Center. We are one of three teaching hospitals that make up the Case Western Reserve University Integrated Surgical Program. The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is fully sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, and all members of this Division hold full time academic positions in the Department of Surgery at that institution.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and graduates are eligible to take the American Board of Surgery Exam in Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. 

The one-year program includes rotations on:

  • Surgical intensive care units (25 beds) 
  • Pediatric intensive care unit
  • Anesthesia
  • Burn intensive care unit

These surgical critical care units handle a full range of critically ill patients to include trauma, cardiovascular, neurosurgical and oncologic patients. All fellows are expected to achieve certification in ATLS, ACLS and PALS. Opportunities to participate in research exist and the division publishes approximately 8-10 articles and book chapters annually.

MetroHealth Medical Center is the only hospital in the state which includes adult trauma, pediatric trauma and burn trauma.The two surgical critical care units admit over 2,000 critically ill patients per year, and the trauma service admitted more than 3,000 patients in 2015. The PICU rotation emphasizes treatment of the critically injured child, while the BICU rotation concentrates on burn injury, surgical nutrition and metabolism. All post-operative neurosurgical and cardiac cases are co-managed by the intensive care team. The critical care year of training includes monthly in-house acute care surgery call.

Application Process

If you are interested in our fellowship program, please contact the Program Coordinator at [email protected].