Contact Us

Program Manager, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program
Maria Isabel Otero
Phone: 305-585-1280
Email: motero@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program. All of our categorical and advanced training class positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from February to March. Interviews are held from May to September.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Ryder Trauma Center | Jackson Memorial

1800 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed three-year graduate medical education program in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology; emergency medicine; neurological surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopaedic surgery; otolaryngology; plastic surgery; surgery; thoracic surgery; urology or vascular surgery.

All required clinical education must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an American Osteopathic Association-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International Advanced Specialty accreditation or a residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our primary goal is to train excellent clinicians and technicians both in the operating room and in the intensive care unit. We expect to graduate surgeons who we feel comfortable with in providing care for our own families. In addition, our secondary goal is to produce excellent academicians with the ability to conduct meaningful research and train future generations of surgical critical care and trauma specialists.

Mission & Vision

Our primary goal is to train excellent clinicians and technicians both in the operating room and in the intensive care unit. We expect to graduate surgeons who we feel comfortable with in providing care for our own families. In addition, our secondary goal is to produce excellent academicians with the ability to conduct meaningful research and train future generations of surgical critical care and trauma specialists.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program is based at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The hospital is a 1,567-bed tertiary care facility which houses the trauma center, a fully contained and dedicated center for the care of severely injured and critically ill trauma patients.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program is based at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The hospital is a 1,567-bed tertiary care facility which houses the trauma center, a fully contained and dedicated center for the care of severely injured and critically ill trauma patients.

The Ryder Trauma Center is only one of six Level I trauma centers throughout the entire state of Florida and the only Level I trauma center in Miami-Dade County. The Ryder Trauma Center provides diagnostic investigations and initial assessment and resuscitation, as well as surgical interventions and critical care for injured trauma patients meeting Florida state trauma criteria.

Approximately 3,500 trauma admissions to the resuscitation area are seen annually. In addition, a local, regional and overseas referral pattern of critically injured patients is also received at the trauma center. As for mechanism of injury, 70 percent of admitted patients sustain blunt trauma and 30 percent of patients sustain penetrating trauma. In addition, the trauma center also contains a burn unit and serves as the referral center for all burns in the Miami-Dade County area. In addition, Jackson Memorial Hospital is home to one of the busiest emergency departments in the U.S., receiving approximately 113,000 visits annually.

Our program is a truly clinically valuable program. With more than 130 surgeons within the Department of Surgery, and with the great diversity and volume of cases seen, overall, our fellows complete their training with the skills and confidence necessary in operating on and taking care of critically ill patients.

In addition to hands-on training and experience, our fellows also present research at some of the most prestigious surgical critical care trauma meetings and conferences around the world.

-Louis R. Pizano, MD, MBA

Description

Approximately 3,500 trauma admissions to the resuscitation area are seen annually. In addition, a local, regional and overseas referral pattern of critically injured patients is also received at the trauma center. As for mechanism of injury, 70 percent of admitted patients sustain blunt trauma and 30 percent of patients sustain penetrating trauma. In addition, the trauma center also contains a burn unit and serves as the referral center for all burns in the Miami-Dade County area. In addition, Jackson Memorial Hospital is home to one of the busiest emergency departments in the U.S., receiving approximately 113,000 visits annually.

Our program is a truly clinically valuable program. With more than 130 surgeons within the Department of Surgery, and with the great diversity and volume of cases seen, overall, our fellows complete their training with the skills and confidence necessary in operating on and taking care of critically ill patients.

In addition to hands-on training and experience, our fellows also present research at some of the most prestigious surgical critical care trauma meetings and conferences around the world.

-Louis R. Pizano, MD, MBA

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

7

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

1st surgical critical care program/training developed in 1975 by Joseph Civetta, MD

Diversity of faculty (1 of the largest groups in the U.S.) & diversity of pathology & volume (1 of the highest in the U.S.)

100% board pass rate over 10 years

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship is a one-year program which comprises 10 months of surgical critical care; one month on a trauma surgical service and one month on the emergency general service.

This program is designed to allow fellows to qualify for the American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care Certifying Exam. The areas of competence that are expected to be achieved by the surgical critical care and trauma fellow are listed below:

  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring (indications and uses)
    • Arterial lines
    • Central venous catheters
    • Dialysis catheters
    • Swan-Ganz catheters
  • Management of the cardiovascular system and failure
  • Management of the coagulation system and failure
  • Management of the gastrointestinal system and failure
  • Management of the hepatobiliary system and failure
  • Management of intracranial pressure monitoring devices; catheters and strategies for the support of cerebral perfusion pressures
  • Management of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome or multisystem organ failure
  • Management of the neurological system and failure
  • Management of nutritional support of critically ill and injured patients
    • Enteral techniques
    • Parenteral techniques
  • Management of pharmaco-active therapy in the intensive care unit, including pressors and other vaso-active drugs
  • Management of the renal system and failure
  • Management of the respiratory system and failure
  • Management of shock
    • Hemorrhagic
    • Neurogenic
    • Septic
  • Management of surgical intensive care unit infections and sepsis
  • Ventilator Management
    • Complex ventilatory strategies
    • Simple ventilatory strategies

Your Faculty

Heidi Allespach, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine

Patricia Byers, MD
Professor, Surgery

George Garcia, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program

Enrique Ginzburg, MD
Professor, Surgery

Valerie Hart, DO
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program

Joyce Kaufman, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Howard Lieberman, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Edward Lineen, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Mauricio Lynn, MD
Professor, Surgery

Antonio Marttos, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Nicholas Namias, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Trauma
Professor, Surgery, Tenure

Brandon Parker, DO
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Louis Pizano, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Burns
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship Program

Kenneth Proctor, PhD
Professor, Surgery

Gerd Daniel Pust, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Rishi Rattan, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Gabriel Ruiz, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Shevonne Satahoo, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Carl Ivan Schulman, MD, MPH
Associate Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Director, William Lehman Injury Research Center
Eunice Bernhard Endowed Chair, Burns
Executive Dean, Research
Tenured Professor, Surgery

Danny Sleeman, MD
Director, Surgery Residency Program
Professor, General, Hepatobiliary and Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Vice Chairman, Residency Education

Daniel Dante Yeh, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Alumni Placements Include:

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
Hartford Hospital
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
The Queen’s Medical Center
UC Davis Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Yale New Haven Hospital

Alumni Placements Include:

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
Hartford Hospital
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
The Queen’s Medical Center
UC Davis Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Yale New Haven Hospital