This Fellowship is a 12-month, non-ACGME, structured clinical experience designed to equip a Board-Eligible or certified general surgeon with the clinical and administrative skills necessary to assume a leadership role in trauma surgery. The Fellow is a member of the active medical staff at SFGH and effectively functions as a junior attending. The fellow has oversight responsibilities for the care of the trauma patients hospitalized on the trauma service at SFGH, augmenting the continuity of care in the current environment. The fellow serves as the principal surgical liaison for the trauma multidisciplinary service rounds, and participates in the full range of performance improvement activities of the SFGH Trauma Program. In addition to taking trauma and emergency surgery call and participating in the care of the most complex surgical patients, the fellow is expected to engage in new or ongoing programs in clinical research, injury prevention, and trauma systems development.
The Department of Surgery at SFGH accepts one (1) new fellow each year, generally following completion of the corresponding ACGME approved fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at SFGH.
Please contact Dr. Robert Mackersie for additional information about the Trauma Fellowship program