Trauma and Critical Care

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Division of Trauma and Critical Care


The critical care clinical fellowship training period is for one year. A combination of fellowships can be planned in sequence. Two years is the minimal amount of time needed to complete both a trauma and critical care fellowship. Opportunities to pursue research in trauma and critical care do exist if an individual is interested in further research activities within these fields.

The critical care fellow will be primarily responsible for supervising our critical care service as a senior trainee. The service includes a PGY2 surgery resident, a PGY2 emergency surgery resident, and a PGY1 surgery resident. The SICU fellow works in a system of graduated responsibility. As the year progresses, the fellow is given more independent activity over the supervision, but remains in a cooperative staffing role with the critical care faculty. The faculty consists of six surgeons with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care and two anesthesiologists with critical care qualifications. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with the entire faculty.

Our SICU is a 22-bed unit that admits all surgical cases. The SICU service is responsible for the patient's care while in the SICU. We function as a consulting service and work closely with the patient's primary surgical service to provide an entire management plan. We admit approximately 1,000 SICU patients annually and the SICU service provides some degree of care to all of them.

Panna Codner, MD, Program Director
Assistant Professor, Trauma and Critical Care
(414) 805-8624
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Page Updated 12/14/2013