About the Program
The ACGME-approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program, within the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, provides fellows with a broad-based education in all phases of surgical critical care. The program allows fellows to develop advanced proficiency in the management of a diverse group of critically ill surgical patients, specifically as they relate to hemorrhagic, septic, and cardiogenic shock, acute respiratory failure, and other acute organ dysfunction, traumatic injury, acute perioperative surgical care, and the management of complex co-existing medical problems. Fellows develop the qualifications necessary to not only function in a variety of surgical intensive care units, but also the skills to manage a surgical intensive care unit, perform as educators for a variety of learners, and conduct scholarly activities in surgical critical care.
Our affiliated hospitals, Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital, have extensive clinical volume and provide the critical care fellows with the needed experience to attain proficiency in the surgical management of critically ill adult and/or pediatric patients. In addition, the surgical critical care fellows assume supervisory and administrative roles in each Intensive Care Unit under the supervision and mentorship of each of the assigned faculty.
There are two separate focus tracks for the surgical critical care fellowship - the adult focus and the pediatric focus.
- The adult focus concentrates on adult surgical critical care patients at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
- The pediatric focus concentrates additional time on pediatric surgical critical care patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, along with adult care rotations at Ben Taub Hospital with exposure to a variety of adult surgical critical care patients.