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.

Burn Fellow Job Description:  August 1st, 2023- July 31st, 2024

The University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Plastic Surgery is accepting applications for a one-year non-ACGME accredited burn fellowship program in the Kessler Burn Center, a verified Burn Center by the American Burn Association in both pediatric and adult burns. Trainees will be instructed in the acute burn excision and reconstruction, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of delayed burn sequelae. This individual would also be involved in resuscitation of burn injuries and related disorders such as; SSS, SJS, and TENS, critical care management.

The Kessler Burn Center is a verified adult and pediatric burn center comprised of 24 adult burn beds (ICU and floor) and 26 pediatric burn beds (ICU and floor) and an outpatient burn clinic that is connected to the main hospital.  There are approximately 300 burn admissions a year and 750 new outpatient burn visits per year.  Total outpatient visits per year is approximately 3000. There exists a dedicated pediatric and adult burn unit as well as dedicated operating rooms and an outpatient burn clinic consisting of dedicated nursing and APP staff.

The didactic curriculum would include participation in weekly multidisciplinary rounds, QA/QI, monthly M&M conferences, and burn research. The fellow would actively be involved in the outpatient burn clinic, and orchestrate with admitted burn patients’ coordination of care.  Attendance at the Annual ABA conference is also required.  The burn fellow would be expected to be actively involved in research and be involved in monthly research meetings. It would be the expectation that the burn fellow would be actively involved at regional/national/international burn meetings and submit abstracts and present at these meetings. The burn fellow would have the opportunity to become credentialed in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. There would exist the opportunity for significant chronic wound experience and surgical intervention of such. It would be the expectation that the fellow is credentialed in ABLS (Advanced Burn Life Support).

The goal of this fellowship is to sculpt highly qualified and highly competent surgeons who will have the opportunity to serve as leaders in the clinical management and ongoing academic contributions to the field of burn surgery.

The desired applicant would have completed general surgery or plastic surgery residency. Individuals who have completed 3 years of general surgery or plastic surgery would be considered on a case by case basis. It would be expected that the fellow would secure NYS licensure.

Applicants should email the following credentials: By January 1st, 2023

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Absite Scores
  • USMLE Scores
  • A personal statement detailing interest in Burn Surgery
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Medical School Transcipt

Applicants may send their credentials to elena_sullivan@urmc.rochester.edu.

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Children’s – Texas in Galveston, Texas have acute burn fellowship position available for surgeons interested in acute management of burn patients.  Our one-year fellowship consists of four months on the burn service at Shriners Children’s – Texas, four months on adult burn service at the Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and four months in SICU at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Burn fellows will have comprehensive experience in full spectrum of burn care including management of the most complex burn injuries.  There will be abundant operative opportunity during the fellowship. The Blocker Burn Unit treats adult patients with an annual admission of 260 patients.  Shriners Children’s – Texas admits about 300 pediatric burn patients annually, and patients routinely have burns greater than 40%.

Both the Blocker Burn Unit and Shriners Children’s – Texas are the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma verified burn centers.  After the completion of burn fellowship, fellows will be competent to manage all aspects of burn injury including children.

Start date of the fellowship is August 1st of every year.

Please submit following required documents to Ms. Erica R. Espino (edruiz@utmb.edu).

  • Current CV
  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Photo

Program website:

https://www.utmb.edu/surgery/divisions-and-sections/general-surgery/surgical-critical-care-residency

Fellowship Coordinator information:

Erica R. Espino, Program Manager, Residency TrainingPhone: 409-772-0531Email: edruiz@utmb.edu

Program Director information:

Jong Lee, MDPhone: 409-770-6607
Email: jolee@utmb.edu

The burn fellowship/instructorship program at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVHN) is a one-year training program.  Learn in a highly respected environment with a high level of services.

Services Provided at LVHN Burn Center

  • Acute Burn care /Trauma Burn care admissions (900 per year, adult and pediatric)
  • Burn Intensive Care
  • Burn surgery, surgery for extensive soft tissue injury of other etiology
  • Burn wound care
  • Burn rehabilitation until stable for discharge to Rehab facility
  • Psychosocial support for patients and families, burn survivor support group
  • Outpatient burn/trauma wound management
  • Outpatient scar management
  • Outpatient procedures (small skin grafts, laser, wound explorations and closures etc.)
  • Out- and Inpatient Burn plastic-reconstruction procedures including soft tissues, expanders, flaps, template reconstruction etc. for adult and pediatrics
  • Burn prevention and aftercare in conjunction with Burn prevention network

 Goals of the Program

  • At the completion of training, the surgeon will be competent to treat burn patients at burn centers in the United States.
  • The primary objective of the program is to provide specialty education in all aspects of burn care, including acute and long -term care for the burn survivor. This specialty education is aiming to equip the surgeon trainee with state- of- the- art treatment knowledge in order to achieve optimal short- and long- term outcomes for the Burn survivor.
  • The position is full time, one year duration, starting July 15th of each year for one trainee each year. The possibility exists for the trainee to expand their experience through the Trauma Critical Care fellowship at LVHN (separate application)

Program Activities for the potential Candidate

  • Burn surgery operative case coverage 5 days a week as needed
  • Burn service patient rounding
  • Burn patient care coordination with Physician Associates and Burn surgeons
  • Bedside procedure attendance/supervision including debridements/skin substitute application, dressing changes, bronchoscopies, central line placements and -changes etc.
  • Outpatient burn care consultations for decision making and operative planning
  • Burn service research activity support
  • Burn fellow specific research project planning and execution including manuscript preparation and presentation
  • Supervision support of summer research scholar interns

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of surgical training, ideally be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Surgery
  • A valid PA Medical License and DEA qualification, or ability to obtain these,  is required
  • Permitted to work within the US

 Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive work schedule
  • Competitive Compensation with benefits package
  • Low cost health insurance for employees
  • CME reimbursement and time outside of normal PTO to take classes, attend conferences etc.
  • Retirement plans with employer contribution

We are located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, a fast-growing region in eastern Pennsylvania comprised of three mid-sized cites surrounded by suburban neighborhoods with over 700,000 residents. The area has a moderate cost of living, outstanding public and private school systems, ten colleges and universities, and an abundance of cultural and recreational offerings including two symphonies, summer music festivals, an art museum, championship golf courses and minor league sport teams. Just a 60-minute drive north of Philadelphia and 90-minute drive west of New York City.  https://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/

Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

For consideration as a candidate please email a CV to Dr. Sigri Blome-Eberwein c/o Michelle Laky at Michelle.Laky@lvhn.org

Duration: 1 year
Positions available: 1
Salary: Inquire
Program Director: Michael Feldman, MD

Job Description: 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 nationally verified burn center in Virginia. The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that encompasses 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, cultured epidermal autograft, and autologous epidermal autografts
  • 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 training 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 five years of residency training (Plastic Surgery or General Surgery) and a commitment to training completion. Alternatively, the position may be made available to categorical PGY 3 and higher applicants on a case-by-case basis. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.

Facility Description/Training Sites: VCU Health System is central Virginia’s only ACS verified Level 1 trauma center for adult and pediatric patients and the state of Virginia’s only nationally verified burn center. The 1,125-bed health system offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment.

  • 16 burn floor beds
  • 8 dedicated burn intensive care beds
  • 25 dedicated trauma ICU beds
  • 90,000 annual ED visits
  • 600 annual burn admits
  • 3,500 annual trauma admits

Faculty:

2 Burn + Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical faculty
1 Burn + Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care faculty

Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 300+
12 of 12 months strictly burn training

SCC Board eligible at completion of training: No
ACGME verification status: Not verified
ABA verification status: Verified

Research Opportunities: 

  • Basic science and translational research opportunities in concert with the Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation, and Technology (ORBIT)
  • Global Health Studies opportunities
  • Ongoing acute care and reconstructive clinical trials

Qualifications: 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please email our Fellowship Coordinator to request an application form. The other application requirements are listed below:

  • Current CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Verification of Medical School Graduation
  • Verification of all previous training from the Program Director
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of Milestones from most recent review
  • Copy of all 3 USMLE scores
  • Copy of current VISA if not a US Citizen

Fellowship Coordinator Name/Contact Information:
Lauren Simonetti
804-828-3039
Lauren.Simonetti1@vcuhealth.org

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Firefighter Regional Burn Center
Regional One Health
Memphis, Tennessee
Plastic Surgery Burn Fellowship
2022-2023 Academic Year (two positions)
Interview Period – OPEN

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), in conjunction with the Firefighter Regional Burn Center at Regional One Health is accepting applications for its Plastic Surgery Burn Fellowship program – two positions for the 2022-2023 academic year with a start date of July 1, 2022. The fellowship is part of the Department of Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine. This is a nonstandard, non-ACGME accredited fellowship. The Burn Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care, as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. The fellowship will provide the trainee experience in acute resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, burn rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction.

As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, UTHSC brings the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service

Program Requirements: Candidates with experience in plastic or general surgery are eligible to apply. International candidates are also accepted. Must be eligible for medical licensure in Tennessee. No Visa sponsorship is available for this fellowship position.

Applications: Applicants should submit a copy of their CV, personal statement of interest/goals, and three letters of reference to the Fellowship Program Coordinator.

Further information:

Whitney Bell
Phone: 901-448-1683
wbell15@uthsc.edu

The Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital has two fellowship positions available for surgeons interested in advanced burn care.  Our one-year ACGME approved Burn/SCC Fellowship allows candidates to be board eligible in surgical critical care and obtain a burn certificate at the completion of their training.  Fellows spend six months on the burn service at Parkland Memorial Hospital with exposure to acute and reconstructive burn surgery. An additional three months in various ICU settings including SICU and CVICU.  Three months are elective, some choices include anesthesia, PICU, neurocritical care, echocardiography, ECMO and CCU.  Fellows also may spend 1-2 months as the chief of our trauma and acute care surgery service where they perform 60-80 cases per month.

The burn service at Parkland Hospital is composed of six faculty members and admits over 900 patients per year, including adult and pediatric patients.  The service performs over 600 burn and burn reconstructive cases per year and sees over 3000 patients in our outpatient clinic.  It is the only burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.  Additionally, Parkland Hospital admits over 2,000 trauma patients and performs over 3800 EGS and trauma procedures annually.

During the burn component of their year, fellows become proficient in all aspects of burn care and burn reconstructive surgery. This includes acute burn management and resuscitation, inhalation injuries, escharotomies, fasciotomies, skin grafting, amputations, and application of skin substitutes. Training in reconstructive care includes multimodal laser training and reconstructive procedures from local flaps and adjacent tissue rearrangements to pedicle and free tissue transfer. This also includes training for hand specific burn reconstruction. At the completion of the program, fellows are competent in treating all burn patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Opportunities for research exist in basic science, clinical trials and outcomes.  The division is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons.  Eligible candidates can work on various projects involving heterotopic ossification, muscle fibrosis, tissue regeneration, wound healing, nutrition, burn resuscitation, burn reconstruction outcomes, and quality improvement. Additionally, UTSW is a NIDDLR center for the BMS, allowing fellows to participate in outcomes data and multicenter institutional studies.

Eligible candidates must: (1) Have completed training and holds an M.D. or equivalent degree (2) be board eligible or board certified in General or Plastic Surgery. Selection is based on interviews with UTSW faculty. Requirements for Application: (1) Curriculum Vitae (2) 2 letters of recommendation (3) ABSITE reports.  If interested please send information to Linda.Dultz@utsouthwestern.edu

Program website:

https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/surgery/divisions/btacc/fellowship/

https://www.parklandhospital.com/burn-unit

Fellowship Coordinator name/contact information:

Shenisa Mitchell, GME program coordinator
Phone: 214-648-7223
Email: shenisa.mitchell@utsouthwestern.edu

Program Director name/contact information:

Linda Dultz, MD, MPH, FACS, SCC Program Director
Sam Mandell, MD, MPH, FACS Chief of Burn Surgery
Phone: 214-648-5457
Email: Linda.Dultz@utsouthwestern.edu
Email: Samuel.Mandell@utsouthwestern.edu

This Burn Fellowship is open to graduating general surgery and plastic surgery residents as well as residents in the middle of their training (PGY-3 or greater).An additional 1-year ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is available in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Akron General (Level 1 Trauma Center) for candidates desiring to be board certified in Surgical Critical Care.MISSION:To provide the fellow with an exceptional clinical, operative and administrative experience coupled with a rigorous educational and didactic curriculum enabling the fellow to emerge as a leader in burn care.BURN CENTER:The Paul and Carol Foundation Burn Institute is an ABA Verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center – one of only two in Ohio. The burn center admits approximately 260 patients/year and the outpatient clinic sees over 3,250 visits/year including >1100 new patients.In addition to thermal, chemical, electrical and inhalation injuries, the burn center provides treatment for frostbite, exfoliative skin diseases and complex wounds – including pressure injuries, traumatic soft-tissue injuries, and surgical wounds.STAFFING:As one of the few fully integrated burn-critical care-plastics programs in the country, the burn center is primarily staffed by two dedicated burn and critical care fellowship trained surgeons, one of whom is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Ten Advance Practice Providers assist with the management of inpatients and coordinate outpatient care 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:Fellows clinic for evaluation of new patients and management of post-operative patients.Operative experience: ~ 450-500 cases (acute burn, burn reconstruction, plastics, advanced laser)DIDACTIC/EDUCATIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:Daily teaching roundsWeekly multi-disciplinary roundsWeekly Tuesday morning educational conferenceMonthly Burn morbidity and mortality conferenceQuarterly Burn quality assurance and performance improvementMonthly Burn research meetingAdditional lectures and presentations (journal clubs, webinars, etc.)Certification as ABLS Provider and potentially Instructor (if not already)Fellows will engage with hospital finance, quality officers, and administration as well as participate in key leadership meetings to enhance their educational experience.

APPLY:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, ABSITE scores, and three letters of recommendation to:Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACSAkron Children’s HospitalOne Perkins SquareAkron, OH 44308akhandelwal@akronchildrens.org

Indiana University offers two positions as a twelve month fellowship (July through June) focusing on all clinical aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care in both the adult and pediatric population.  The Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Hospital houses a fifteen bed inpatient burn unit, all beds with ICU capabilities, in addition to private burn operating rooms, procedure rooms, multi-disciplinary ancillary services, and the outpatient clinic.  There are 300 admissions and 500 outpatient burns seen annually.  The burn team is led by the plastic surgery division with assistance from the surgical and pulmonary critical care teams in managing burn resuscitations, inhalation injuries, burn physiology derangements, wound care, and surgical debridements and wound closure in our acute burn patients.

The Speedway Burn Unit at Riley Hospital for Children houses a 10 bed burn unit, which is within walking distance from the adult hospital.  There are 120 admissions and 400 outpatient burns seen annually.  There are dedicated advanced practice providers to assist with daily patient care, outpatient evaluations, and coordinating burn reconstructions.  The burn team, with assistance from the PICU services, manages all medical aspects of acute burn care along with the surgical debridements, wound closures, and reconstructive procedures.

The fellows have the opportunity to not only participate in acute burn management, but also outside hospital acceptance, pre-hospital management, post-burn reconstruction, traumatic road rash injuries, and desquamating dermatologic conditions.  Providers are utilizing advanced wound coverage techniques including spray skin cells, cultured epithelial autografts, and dermal regenerative templates in addition to traditional autografting.  The reconstructive opportunities are robust as all patients are followed long term by the plastic surgery providers offering laser treatments, scar revisions, fat grafting, contracture releases, and tissue expansion if indicated.  On call responsibilities are rotating in a home call format, assisted by other residents and advanced practice providers.

The fellows are expected to participate in clinical research with the support of the burn unit resources, focused around some aspect of burn care, and submit work to one of the regional or the annual national burn meeting for presentation.  There are weekly conferences on Monday mornings as case indications discussions and Wednesday mornings as didactics focused around a topic in reconstructive and plastic surgery.  Additionally, the burn team joins in the trauma morbidity and mortality conference at Eskenazi quarterly.  At the end of the completion of the burn fellowship, the fellows will be expected to be competent in taking care of burn patients from admission to discharge as well as their long term reconstructive needs.

Applicants should have completed a general surgery and/or a plastic surgery residency prior to fellowship initiation.  Those who have completed a minimum of three years of training in a general surgery or plastic surgery residency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Interested applicants should email the following credential and any additional questions to Sarah Owens (sarjowen@iupui.edu)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ABSITE or ABPS In-Service Scores
  • USMLE Scores
  • A personal statement describing interest in pursuing a fellowship in burn surgery
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), in conjunction with the Firefighter Regional Burn Center at Regional One Health is accepting applications for its Plastic Surgery Burn Fellowship program – one position for the 2022-2023 academic year with a start date of July 1, 2022. The fellowship is part of the Department of Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine. This is a nonstandard, non-ACGME accredited fellowship.  The Burn Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care, as well as adult and pediatric intensive care.  The fellowship will provide the trainee experience in acute resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, burn rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction.

As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, UTHSC brings the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.

Program Requirements: Must have completed a plastic surgery residency program.  Must be eligible for medical licensure in Tennessee.  No Visa sponsorship is available for this fellowship position.

Applications:  Applicants should submit a copy of their CV, personal statement of interest/goals, and three letters of reference to the Fellowship Program Coordinator.

Further information:

Victor Carrozza
Phone: 901-448-3341
vcarrozz@uthsc.edu
or
Ram Velamuri, MD
Fellowship Director
svelamur@uthsc.edu

The University of Chicago is accepting applications for its one-year Burn Fellowship Program, with a start date of August 1, 2024. This non-ACGME fellowship will include all aspects of burn care, including acute surgery, reconstructive surgery, burn critical care and rehabilitation. Ideal candidates will have completed an ACGME accredited residency in either Plastic Surgery or General Surgery, but the program will also consider applicants with 3 years of completion of these programs in good standing. Applicants must be qualified for full licensure in Illinois.

The University of Chicago Burn Center is verified by the American Burn Association for both adult and pediatric patients and is affiliated with our Level 1 Trauma Center. Opportunities exist for research and the fellow will be expected to attend the annual American Burn Association meeting.

Interested candidates should submit the following prior to March 30, 2023 for consideration of their application:

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation (one from current/most recent program director)
  4. USMLE transcripts
  5. Medical school diploma

The University of Chicago Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:  Claire Stone; cstone@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Website: https://surgery.uchicago.edu/education/burn-fellowship

The application period is currently closed for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas. We will update this posting once the application process reopens. 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, in good standing 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 reconstructive 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 Danielle Shears, Fellowship Coordinator at danielle.shears@ttuhsc.edu.

The UF Department of Surgery has a long tradition of training outstanding clinical surgeons and leaders in academic surgery. Now, we have created a Burn Surgical Fellowship Program.

The University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Surgery is accepting applications for a one-year non-ACGME accredited burn fellowship program in the UF Health Shands Burn Center. Trainees will be instructed in the acute resuscitation of burn injuries and related disorders, critical care management, acute burn excision and reconstruction, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of delayed burn sequelae.

The core of the Burn Center is its dedicated 27-bed inpatient unit which offers progressive care (ICU to floor) during a patient’s entire hospital stay. A dedicated burn operating room and outpatient burn clinic are co-located with the inpatient unit. The aim of the burn fellowship is to graduate well-trained and qualified surgeons who will practice in and lead multidisciplinary burn programs.

This non-ACGME accredited program provides one year of dedicated burn surgery training leading to a certificate of completion of a burn fellowship. Fellows will have 12 months of clinical education:

  • Nine months of instruction in the fundamental surgical care of acute burn patients, including pre- and postoperative evaluation and care.
  • Three months of instruction in pediatric-specific burn surgical care, surgical critical care, and advanced reconstructive surgery.
  • Regular instruction in outpatient (burn clinic) management of burn injuries and their sequelae.

The extensive didactic curriculum includes multidisciplinary conferences, grand rounds, and journal club. Fellows will participate in the Burn Center quality improvement (QI) program and gain experience in the use of a burn registry. Attendance at professional society meetings will be subsidized, with the expectation that the fellow engages in burnrelated scholarly activity, including clinical research conducted in the Burn Center. The fellow will gain Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certification. The graduate of the burn fellowship will in most cases pursue an additional one-year surgical critical care (SCC) fellowship prior to or after burn training, including in the UF SCC fellowship program.

One position is available each academic year. The preferred applicant will be board eligible and have completed the core training requirements of an RRC-approved residency in general surgery or plastic surgery prior to fellowship admission. Individuals who have satisfactorily completed at least three years of training in an accredited general surgery or plastic surgery residency will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a copy of their:

  • CV
  • Personal statement of interest in burn surgery
  • Three letters of reference
  • ABSITE scores
  • USMLE scores
  • Medical school transcript

Please submit a copy of these documents to the Burn Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kassandra Moench, Kassandra.moench@surgery.ufl.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The University of Utah Burn Critical Care Fellowship was established in 2020 and covers comprehensive care for both adult and pediatric patients in the acute, rehabilitative, and reconstructive phases of treatment. The Burn Team cares for the most severe burn injuries from Utah and the surrounding intermountain west area and the fellowship is based around our American Burn Association (ABA) verified burn center, with 15-bed inpatient and outpatient units. The following services, in which fellows will participate in, are offered at our burn center:

  • Advanced Burn Life Support
  • Amnion Therapy
  • Burn Camp
  • Burn Education
  • Burn Inpatient Care Unit (ICU)
  • Burn Outpatient Clinic
  • Burn Support Group
  • Burn Therapy
  • Child Life & Recreational Therapy
  • Cultured Epithelial Autograft (CEA)
  • Customized Compression Garments
  • Dietician
  • Holistic Care for the Burn Patient
  • Laser Treatment
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Scar Management
  • Skin Grafting
  • Speech Therapy
  • Teleburn
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Wound Care

Learn more at https://medicine.utah.edu/surgery/general-surgery/fellowship/burn/

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is seeking medical professionals interested in completing a one-year burn fellowship.  Participants will be exposed to a multi-disciplinary approach to burn care for adult and pediatric patients. Fellows will shadow a range of burn and reconstructive surgeons and other medical professionals at the nation’s largest burn center – the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA, which is verified by the American Burn Association. BRCA surgeons treat patients for a wide range of injuries, including chemical, electrical and thermal burns, skin and soft tissue disorders and complex wounds.

BRCA is the nation’s largest burn network with more than 343 beds and 16 facilities covering nine states including Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and Virginia. The cornerstone of the network, JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, sits as the largest individual center in America with 92 total beds, including 36 in the Intensive Care Unit. In February 2021, we will open a state of the art burn tower on the campus of Doctors Hospital. The new facility will increase our bed count to 99 and increase our total number of dedicated burn operating rooms to 8.

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. Interested candidates should send the following documents to MDinfo@burncenters.com:

  • 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.

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1 position annually.

The Burn Fellowship at the University of California San Diego is based at the UC San Diego Health Hillcrest campus center at the Regional Burn Center.  It is a track within the ACGME Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The Burn Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. The Fellowship will provide the trainee experience in acute resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, burn rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction. The schedule has a minimum of six months in the Burn center, at least one month of Trauma Critical Care and at least two months of Surgical Critical Care within the ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center. This schedule allows training in all aspects of burn treatment while making the fellow eligible for board certification in Surgical Critical Care. An option for a combination with the two year American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowship at UC San Diego exists.  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.

Applicant qualifications include:

  • Completion of approved general surgery residency
  • California license (or eligibility)
  • Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students and residents

To apply, please e-mail your application form, CV, and letter of intent to dpettaway@health.ucsd.edu and have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the institution to the email address above.

Counties Manukau Health Board are inviting applications for a Burn Fellowship to join the Burn Team. The Fellowship has been in place since 2007 and is unique and sought after because it covers comprehensive care for both adult and paediatric patients, in the acute, rehabilitative and reconstructive phases of treatment.  There is protected research time and an expectation to participate in research and publishing opportunities.  We have around 5000 Elective procedures per year, complex breast reconstruction, Head /Neck and ENT reconstruction, Adult and Paediatric Cranial/facial/cleft surgery to name a few. The Burn Team cares for the most severe burn injuries from New Zealand and around the Pacific.  Our Fellows are also exposed to critical care whilst working closely with our Intensive care team.

The Fellowship is based around the National Burn Centre (NBC) located within Middlemore Hospital. The NBC is a 10 bed a ‘state of the art’ facility and forms the corner piece of the National Burn Service of New Zealand The Burn Team is part of the Auckland Regional Centre for Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery at Middlemore Hospital, one of the largest and most dynamic in the Southern Hemisphere with 20 plastic surgeons and 6 Orthopaedic Hand surgeons. The Department is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a training site in Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery.

The position is for a fixed term 12-month basis but consideration may be given to shorter or longer terms. Registration with the New Zealand Medical Council is essential at commencement of employment. Applications can be made direct to Crisna.Taljaard@Middlemore.co.nz by providing a CV and cover letter.

For more information please contact Crisna on 64 21 591 264 or 64 9 2760135 or Crisna.taljaard@middlemore.co.nz

The Burn Fellowship at the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer Chester Medical Center. The fellowship is a non-accredited, one-year clinical training experience based in the burn unit at Crozer, Upland (suburban), PA. The Burn Unit is verified by the American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons and admits 450 adult and pediatric patients each year. The fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult intensive care. The Burn Treatment Center maintains a strong relationship with Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children.

Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center has earned an international reputation for excellence in holistic burn care, treating more than 10,000 patients since 1973. We also treat non-burn injuries, such as “road rash,” medication reactions and other skin diseases that result in conditions similar to those experienced by burn patients.

Recognized as a national leader in burn care, the Crozer Burn Center has been verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, is a center of excellence for both pediatric and adult burn patients and was the first in the region to provide this standard of care for patients of all ages.

After more than 40 years, the Center continues to be at the forefront of burn care through a whole-patient, team approach to burn care, cutting-edge care techniques, advanced technology, primary research and education of future critical care and surgical physicians.

Our burn treatment team – including physicians and surgeons, plastic surgeons, pediatric specialists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, pharmacists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, patient care technicians, clinical educators, and secretaries – is dedicated to providing the highest quality burn care.

Since Crozer-Chester Medical Center became an accredited trauma center in 1987, the Burn Treatment Center has met the educational requirements set by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. It is the first burn center accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In June 2000, the Burn Treatment Center became the first in suburban Philadelphia to meet the criteria of the American Burn Association’s Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program, the highest standard of care for burn patients as approved by the American College of Surgeons.

By completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be experienced in resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, rehabilitation and burn scar reconstruction. The Burn Fellow functions as a junior attending participating in all aspects of burn care. There is ample opportunity and support for scholarly activity.

Medical School Affiliation

Crozer Chester Medical is a Drexel University College of Medicine Regional Campus. All fellowship faculty have an appropriate faculty appointment with the medical school.

Requirements

  • MD/DO
  • Must have completed a minimum of three (3) clinical training years in an ACGME accredited plastic or general surgery
  • Board eligible or certified in plastic or general surgery
  • Must be able to obtain a Pennsylvania full and unrestricted medical license
  • Must be able to obtain appropriate medical staff appointment

International Medical Graduates

  • Considered with appropriate medical qualifications
  • ECFMG certification

Additional Details

  • Must submit a Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • ABSITE Scores
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Successfully pass all background and drugs screening for employment

Compensation Package

  • Annualized Stipend: $73,000.00
  • All benefits that other house staff receive as part of their training

Contact Information

Ms. Cynthia Reigart
(610) 447-2814
cynthia.reigart@crozer.org

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.

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.

To apply for the fellowship, click here: https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/burn-surgery-fellowship

Burn Surgery Fellowship
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD
Program Director, Burn Fellowship

Brandee Baker, BAS
Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery Fellowship
Office: 319-353-7227
surgical-education@uiowa.edu

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Lauren Allan, DO
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Patrick McGonagill, MD
Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Tara Maurer
Program Coordinator, Surgical Critical Care

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
larry.jones@osumc.edu

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 Justin Gillenwater, MD at (323) 409-7750; email

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