Burn Fellowship

Burn Fellowship

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.

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


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.

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 all 3 USMLE scores
  • Copy of current VISA if not a US Citizen

Contact Information:

Fellowship Coordinator Name/Contact Information: Lauren Simonetti


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    Jun 01, 2022

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    Richmond, Virginia

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