The Surgical Critical Care, Trauma & Burn Fellowship is a well-established educational program offering exceptional training in trauma, surgical critical care and burn.
With unparalleled clinical exposure, independence, and a formal educational curriculum, graduates are highly marketable and prepared for future independent practice.
The Trauma Unit at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is America’s first comprehensive center dedicated solely to the care of the acutely injured patient. Since 1966, the unit has served as a national model for trauma care. The Cook County Trauma Unit is one of the busiest in the country with more than 5,000 admissions, of which 30% are penetrating injuries. Experienced trauma surgeons manage all aspects of trauma care from initial presentation until discharge. The trauma center has a self-contained 15 bed resuscitation area, 12 bed Trauma ICU, 10 bed step-down unit, as well as ward beds.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 14 bed unit for patients from the General Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, ENT, Plastics, Urology, and Obstetrics-Gynecology services. The SICU treats more than 450 admissions per year. The unit is well staffed with a multi-disciplinary team, including dedicated clinical pharmacists and dietitians.
The Cook County Burn Unit, an American Burn Association verified center, has experienced staff operating within a 6 bed ICU, a 10-bed step-down unit and a dedicated ward. The Burn center has a rich history of excellence in Cook County, treating nearly 400 major burns and performing more than 1,000 burn evaluations per year. Trainees gain experience managing all aspects of burn care in adults and pediatric patient populations from initial resuscitation to complex reconstruction.
Visit the Cook County Trauma website for more information.