Surgeons wishing to hone their skills in burn surgery can do so by completing a fellowship program. To learn more about specific burn fellowships click on the links below.
The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Haborview Medical Center offers two positions in an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship with emphasis on burn care, burn system development, critical care, and quality improvement programming. Graduating fellows will be eligible for the Surgical Critical Care certificate offered by the American Board of Surgery. Burn Critical Care fellows oversee the triage and management of acutely burned patients from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska at a high-volume regional burn and trauma center. Fellow are integral in the surgical planning and care of burn patients and lead the multidisciplinary burn team in both intensive and acute care. Fellows receive a wealth of experience in our scar management and burn reconstruction program and our clinic. Fellows rotate through other intensive care services (e.g. trauma and surgical, medical, and pediatric intensive care units) and elective rotations to complement their critical care training. Exposure to plastic surgery and trauma care are tailored to the needs of the applicant. Interested applicants should visit our training website, found here.
The University of North Carolina Department of Surgery and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC are accepting applications for a one-year non-ACGME Burn Fellowship to begin July 1, 2020.
The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is verified by the American Burn for both adult and pediatric burn care, with over 1700 inpatient admissions and 5100 clinic visits in 2018. Our unit features 36 inpatient beds, state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and burn intensive care, access to ECMO, specialized therapies, and reconstructive services, including both operative reconstruction and laser therapy.
This fellowship will provide rigorous training in the medical and surgical management of the critically ill burn patient. Candidates must be committed to the clinical, education, and research missions of the Department of Surgery and School of Medicine. In addition, candidates must be team-oriented and collegial, with the aim of providing the highest standards of care to our patients.
Applicants must be eligible for a full license to practice in the state of North Carolina and have completed an ACGME or AACOM approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency. Candidates who have completed PGY-3 at an ACGME or AACOM approved General Surgery residency will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Internal opportunities for applicants wishing to pursue further training in Surgical Critical Care may be available. Please indicate this interest in further training when applying.
Interested applicants should send their current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores, and 3 current letters of recommendation to:
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
We have an unexpected one-year Burn Fellowship position available starting 8/1/2019 through 7/31/2020 at both UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. The combined programs admit close to 700 acute burn patients per year. There is also a great opportunity to be exposed to burn reconstruction. Another position is available for the following year.
Please contact Katie Romanowski, MD, Burn Fellowship Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis would like to offer a one year Burn Fellowship at the Firefighters Burn Center from July 2019 – June 2020. The burn center sees around 500 inpatient admissions per year. The fellowship includes experience in both critical care and burn reconstruction. The University supports J1 Visas. Applicants, please contact Dr. Ram Velamuri, fellowship director.
Ram Velamuri, MD, MRCS(Ed), M.S, D.N.B (Surg)
Assistant Professor Plastic Surgery UTHSC Memphis
Director Burn Fellowship, UTHSC
890 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
The Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine offers a one year fellowship in Burn and Reconstructive Surgery. The facilities include two independent burn centers. Riley Hospital for Children, Speedway Burn Center, an 8 bed dedicated pediatric unit and a new 15 bed adult burn unit at Eskenazi Hospital.
With burn admission totaling over 500 annually between both units, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of acute burns and burn reconstruction as well as critical care management. The fellowship includes the opportunity to assist in plastic surgery aesthetic program by attending lectures and conferences. The trainee will also be given the opportunity to participate in clinical research with a chance to present at the ABA.
Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of general surgery training.
For additional information on the detail of the fellowship, please feel free to contact us directly at email@example.com.
Brett Hartman D.O.
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Associate Director, Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center
Medical Director, Riley Burn Unit
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
One year Burn Fellowship Position with an optional second year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (or vice-versa), in our ABA Verified Burn Center at University of Iowa Level One Trauma Center Hospital; 400-500 annual burn and wound patient admissions and > 2000 outpatient visits.
Burn Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 2 years of general surgery residency.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 3 years on ACGME accredited procedure oriented residency, including General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, candidate is expected to be certifiable or have been certified by their corresponding specialty of the American Board.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seeks surgical residents or board eligible surgical graduates for a one year BURN FELLOWSHIP with option second year as the Surgical Critical Care Fellow. With burn admissions around 300 annually, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn, complex wound care, and critical care in the setting of a tertiary university teaching hospital. Educational opportunities include journal clubs and morbidity and mortality conferences. The trainee will also be given an opportunity to participate in clinical research with a chance to present at a national meeting. Upon completion of the one year Burn Fellowship, the trainee, if they meet the ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements, can complete a second year as the critical care fellow in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. This will allow the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.
Ideal candidates for our program must have completed/be completing an ACGME General Surgery and/or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. International graduates will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants interested in stepping out of their general surgery or plastics residency for fellowship are reviewed on an individual basis, but must have completed a minimum of two years residency. J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply. If plans to go into Surgical Critical Care Fellowship upon completing the Burn Fellowship, the applicant must complete a minimum of 3 years residency prior to the fellowship.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary medical center that includes a Burn Center which has been verified by the ABA/ACS and as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center.
For additional information on this position, please feel free to contact us directly. For an application to the Burn Fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burn Surgery Fellowship
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD
Program Director, Burn Fellowship
Cate Unruh, MEd
Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery Fellowship
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Kent Choi, MD
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Program Coordinator, Surgical Critical Care
The Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a verified centre by the American Burn Association, part of the Department of General Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto is currently offering positions for a Total Burn Care and Critical Care clinical fellowship.
The Ross Tilley Burn Centre admits over 300 patients a year and sees over 2000 outpatients. This fellowship is designed to provide an integrated experience of ICU, operative, and reconstructive management of burn patients, complex wound patients, as well as SJS/TEN or other complex dermatologic patients.
The candidate must have completed their residency in General or Plastic Surgery and be eligible to write the Board examination in their specialty. The candidate must have a strong interest in burns, trauma, and critical care. In association with the clinical fellowship we also offer cutting-edge research in a well-funded laboratory in association with the Sunnybrook Research Institute.
The fellow will be taking responsibility for total care of the burn patient. This will include complete medical care, critical care, and surgical care of patients with acute burn injury. Progressive responsibility in follow-up care and post burn rehabilitation will be expected. There will be some opportunity to develop skills in post-burn reconstructive surgery, but the primary intention of the fellowship is to provide training in total acute and rehabilitative care of burn patients. Fellows will work under the supervision of the four attending burn surgeon-intensivists, and will be given progressively increased and graded responsibilities. Fellows are also expected to participate in day-to-day teaching of medical students and junior residents assigned to the burn centre.
The Total Burn Care Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship starting July 1st 2019.
All interested candidates should forward their CV and three references to:
Marc Jeschke, MD PhD
Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave. Suite D704
Toronto, ONCANADA M4N 3M5
Burn Unit Fellowship 2019-2020
Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
The Department of Surgery of Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, is actively seeking a qualified candidate at the PGY6 level (by July 2019 and graduate of a general surgery residency) for a burn fellowship position in an American Burn Association verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. This is a non-ACGME fellowship position overseen by Walter Ingram MD, Medical Director of the Burn Unit at GMH and Emory Associate Professor of Surgery. In addition to the Director, Juvonda Hodge MD, Associate Director, participates actively in clinical and academic work in the burn unit. Fellows have a rich clinical and research experience and are generously supported with funds for conference attendance.
Grady’s Burn Unit admits over 700 patients a year, including adult and pediatric patients, in a contemporary facility that provides comprehensive burn care. We are a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physician assistants, Emory and Morehouse general and plastic surgery residents, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and other ancillary staff. It is the only burn center in Georgia backed by a Level I Trauma Center (the Trauma Center admits about 4500 patients a year). See link for additional information about the Center: https://www.gradyburn.org/
Responsibilities include supervision of a multidisciplinary team along with integral involvement with ICU rounds and the operating room. There are extraordinary opportunities for clinical research based on patient volumes and acuity. The ideal candidate should have a background or strong interest in clinical research (candidates with MPH, MSc or similar degree are very welcome to apply). Individual consideration may be given for an additional year of surgical critical care to qualify for ABS SCC board certification. Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and ABSITE and USMLE scores via email to the following:
Sheryl Gabram MD MBA FACS
Professor of Surgery
Emory’s Division Chief of Surgery at Grady
69 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE Room 303
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-251-8741 Fax: 404-523-3931
1‐YEAR BURN/SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP
The Division of General and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accepting applications for a Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellow. This is an ACGME approved 1‐year position that encompasses the management of burn patients, surgical critical care and reconstructive surgery. After successful completion of the program, the fellow will meet the requirements to successfully complete the examination for Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. Qualified applicants must have completed an ACGME approved surgical residency before starting.
UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be submitted through
The Ohio State University Department of Surgery, Division of Critical Care, Trauma and Burn sponsors a fellowship in burn surgery. This one year fellowship offers experience in treating adult and pediatric patients as well as the management of complex wounds and plastic surgery reconstruction. For qualified candidates it may be combined with a one year fellowship in surgical critical care which prepares the graduating fellow to sit for the American Board of Surgery Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care exam.
This fellowship exists in a stable environment at an ACS/ABA verified Burn Center with a heavy clinical basis that includes over 300 new burn patient admissions annually and daily out-patient clinics that treat an additional 2000 patients per year. A broad and productive program in clinical and basic science research is an integral part of the program.
The ideal candidate must be eligible for licensure in Ohio and will have completed an ACGME accredited residency, or its Osteopathic equivalent, in either general or plastic surgery. Candidates who have completed a minimum of three years in an accredited general or plastic surgery training program will be considered if their application is accompanied by a letter from their residency director that they will continue in that training program at the conclusion of the burn fellowship.
Interested applicants should send a current CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Larry M. Jones, MD, FACS
American Electric Power Foundation Chair for Burn Care
Director, Burn Center
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department of Surgery
N744 Doan Hall, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210
614-293-5710 Office / 614-293-9476 Office / 614-293-3425 Fax
The Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Fellowship is currently seeking and accepting applications for the July 2018-2019 academic year. The training program offers extensive educational opportunities. Fellows will participate in the care of critically ill surgical patients including those with burn injuries. They will be supervising medical students and residents and have opportunities for education and participation in clinical research protocols. Fellows will also have the opportunity to spend time at the Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, a pediatric burn hospital.
There is also the option to complete an additional year as the Acute and Reconstructive Burn fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner Redstone Burn Center
Interested applicants should send their CV to:
Jeremy Goverman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Outpatient Burn Center, Bigelow 13
Boston, MA 02114
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas are accepting applications for a TMB approved one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2018. The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center is an internationally recognized burn and wound care program with a reputation for excellent outcomes and cutting‐edge research and treatment. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to develop expertise in the management of burns and wounds.
Applicants must be eligible for full license to practice in Texas and have completed a minimum of two years in good standing in an accredited General or Plastic Surgery residency. Please note that our fellowship program does not offer visa sponsorship.
This fellowship will provide the participant with medical knowledge and experience in managing the critically ill burn patient, performing all types of acute and reconstructed burn surgery, treating other acute skin loss conditions and complex wound management including reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects. Collaboration with experts in plastic surgical reconstruction, head and neck surgery, wound care and hyperbaric therapy will allow for a well‐rounded experience. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required.
Interested applicants should send the following documents via email: Current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores and 3 current LORs to Kristen Brake, Fellowship Coordinator at email@example.com
Burn & Reconstructive Centers of America, LLC, is the nation’s largest network of burn centers, with nine facilities in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, including our flagship facility: the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA, the largest burn center in America. Collectively, BRCA facilities have 190 beds and account for more than 5,400 patient admissions and 42,000 outpatient visits annually. BRCA Surgeons treat patients of all ages for a wide range of injuries, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns, skin and soft tissue disorders and complex wounds. Surgeons also regularly participate in clinical and community education.
BRCA is seeking medical professionals interested in completing a one-year burn fellowship at our Augusta, GA-location – an ABA-verified burn center. Participants will get hands-on experience in a high-volume burn center and exposure to various methods of care and surgical intervention for patients of all ages. Upon completion of the BRCA Fellowship, the surgeon should be experienced in: burn resuscitation, use of skin substitutes to manage injuries, various reconstruction techniques (including flaps and laser scar management), critical care, and wound management.
Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in general or plastic surgery and express an interest in burn care, trauma care and/or plastic surgery. Candidates must also:
- Provide a current CV
- Provide two letters of support/referral
- Currently hold or be eligible to apply for a Georgia medical license
- Have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3
Foreign med school graduates must also have certification by ECFMG.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas are accepting applications for a TMB approved one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2017. The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center is an internationally recognized burn and wound care program with a reputation for excellent outcomes and cutting-edge research and treatment. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to develop expertise in the management of burns and wounds.
Applicants must be eligible for full license to practice in Texas and have completed an approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency, or have completed a minimum of two years in good standing in an accredited General or Plastic Surgery residency. TTUHSC accepts J1 visas ONLY.
This fellowship will provide the participant with medical knowledge and experience in managing the critically ill burn patient, performing all types of acute and reconstructed burn surgery, treating other acute skin loss conditions and complex wound management including reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects. Collaboration with experts in plastic surgical reconstruction, head and neck surgery, wound care and hyperbaric therapy will allow for a well-rounded experience. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required.
Interested applicants should send the following documents via email: Current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores and 3 current LORs to Kristen Brake, Fellowship Coordinator.
Job Title: Burn Fellow
Location: VCU Health – Richmond, VA
Date Available: 7/1/2018
Job Description: The Evan-Haynes Burn Center in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking applicants for our Burn Surgery Fellowship Program, to begin July 2018.
The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States.
VCU Health has been granted Level 1 trauma center status since 1981 and is the only verified burn center in Virginia.
The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that involves all aspects of burn care. The Fellow is particularly involved in the following:
- Care of both adult and pediatric burn patients
- Acute burn resuscitation
- Burn wound management including the use of artificial skin products, allograft, and cultured epidermal autograft – Functioning within a multidisciplinary team environment for care of complex patients
- Managing social aspects and emotional needs of burn patients
- Tertiary burn reconstruction including burn scar management, releases, flap coverage, and laser treatment
This program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary exposure to the art and science of burn surgery. We are seeking ambitious surgeons with a minimum of two years of residency training and a commitment to training completion. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.
Must have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent examination
- Must be within 4 years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity
If you are interested in our Burn Fellowship please send the following to our coordinator.
VCU GME Application
Require 3 Letters of Recommendation
Copy of all 3 USMLE scores
The Burn Fellowship at the University of Southern California is based at the LAC+USC Medical center and is an asymmetric track in the ACGME Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. By the completion of the Fellowship, the trainee will be experienced in resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction. The schedule has eight (8) months in the Burn Unit and four (4) months of Surgical Critical. This schedule allows training in all aspects of burn treatment while making the fellow eligible for certification (CAQ) in Surgical Critical Care. The Burn Unit is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and admits 400 adult and pediatric patients each year. The Trauma program is similarly credentialed. There is ample opportunity for clinical research. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three (3) years of clinical training in plastic or general surgery and be eligible for licensing in California.
Interested parties should contact Jackie Stout at 323 409 8597 or Warren Garner MD at 323 407 7750; email
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