School of Medicine

Department of Surgery



Program Director: 
Patrick Greiffenstein, MD, FACS



Program Coordinator: 
Danielle Poole

Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

This is a one year, ACGME approved, Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, with an optional second year concentrating on Trauma Surgery. The Critical Care portion of the Fellowship is centered upon nine months at University Hospital (formerly Charity Hospital), the regional Level I Trauma Center serving southern Louisiana. The 20-bed Trauma/Surgery ICU provides a large experience in the Critical Care of Trauma and General Surgery. This experience is rounded out with two month-long electives available in Cardio-thoracic ICU, Burn Surgery/ICU, Pediatric ICU, and Medical ICU/Anesthesia.  The fellowship also offers a strong experience in operative Trauma Surgery, with the fellows being on call every fifth night at the Trauma Center, which sees approximately 50% penetrating trauma. The teaching faculty consists of six Critical Care- boarded surgical intensivists, with varied backgrounds. There are two positions a year available. The optional second year in trauma is flexible with opportunities for operative experience, gaining a Master's degree in Public Health, basic science and clinical research, and an education in Trauma systems formation and management. Applicants completing a General Surgery residency are preferred, but those applying during their third year of surgery training will be considered.