Surgical Critical Care / Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

IU Health University Hospital


The Section of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Emergency General Surgery of the Department of Surgery, Indiana University, is excited to announce our recently AAST-approved Acute Care Surgery Fellowship to complement our well-established ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care Residency (2007).

Surgical Critical Care Residency (3 positions)

A multidisciplinary and multi-institutional program has been developed to take advantage of the multiple tertiary hospitals in the Indiana University Medical Center for 3 residents in Surgical Critical Care each year.  Three institutions provide extensive exposure to critical care with a concentration on training in clinical, academic, and administrative skills.  Twenty surgical intensivists and acute care surgeons staff the surgical critical care units at the University Hospital and at 2 Level I Trauma Centers (see below).

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship (2 positions)

Two second year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship positions have been approved by the AAST.  Comprehensive training in advanced general surgery thoracic and vascular surgery, emergency general surgery, and trauma surgery is provided in 3 of the busiest hospitals in the state of Indiana.  The anchor hospitals are the primary referral medical centers for the state and provide extensive exposure to patients with complex surgical problems.  Clinical and outcomes research is supported by the IU Department of Surgery’s “Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery” (CORES) under the direction of Ben L. Zarzaur, Jr., MD, MPH.


Surgical Critical Care Residents/Acute Care Surgery Fellows rotate through IUH University Hospital, the main tertiary referral center in Indiana.  There is a newly-built 18-bed SICU, which admits complex patients who have undergone operations in general, HPB, and oncologic surgery, thoracic surgery, and otolaryngology.  IUH University Hospital maintains one of the highest Case Mix Indexes in the nation.

IUH Methodist Hospital is the largest hospital in Indiana and an American College of Surgeons’ verified Level I Trauma Center located in downtown Indianapolis.  The Hospital serves as the principal trauma, SCC, and ACS referral center for the state and admits >3,500 patients/year to the Trauma and Emergency General Surgery Services.  In house faculty coverage is available on the Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Orthopaedic Services.

Eskenazi Hospital (public hospital) replaced the old Wishard Hospital and opened in December, 2014.  It is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center, houses the Regional Burn Center for adults, serves the population of Indianapolis and Marion County, and provides trauma, SCC, and ACS coverage with full-time IU faculty.

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771