School of Medicine

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 Medical Center New Orleans (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 weekly at the Trauma Center, which sees approximately 4,000 patients a year, with a 30% penetrating trauma rate.  

The teaching faculty consists of nine 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 must have succesfully completed a General Surgery Residency program prior to starting.

Inquiries regarding a Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care should be addressed to:

John Hunt, MD, MPH 
Program Director, Trauma/Critical Care
Phizer /Hank McCrorie Endowed Professor of Trauma Surgery and Anesthesia
LSU School of Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue, Rm 740
New Orleans, LA 70112

Traci Smith, PhD 
Critical Care Fellowship Coordinator
LSU School of Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue, Rm 733A
New Orleans, LA 70112