Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital trains surgeons to meet the increasingly recognized need for emergency surgical treatment.

Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellows function in the role of a junior faculty member with full admitting and operative surgical privileges at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH- primary site for 2/3 of the year) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (secondary site for 1/3 of the year).

The fellowship provides a broad clinical exposure to many aspects of acute care surgery and trauma. Fellows cover the combined acute care and trauma service and take in-house attending call at our Level I (JHH) and Level 2 (Bayview) adult trauma centers. The trauma population gives an extensive exposure to operative trauma management, as approximately 40% of the over 2,500 cases seen at JHH and 25% of the 2,500 cases at Bayview are due to penetrating mechanisms. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to treat a complex and diverse acute care surgery population and schedule elective cases through clinic.

The fellow’s education is further enhanced through participation in the trauma core lecture series, case conferences, surgical and trauma M&M conferences, journal clubs, and surgery grand rounds. Fellows contribute to resident and medical student education through didactic lectures, simulation sessions, animal labs, and direct patient care. Fellows take the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) courses and can also become instructors in all three. Finally, our faculty-fellow mentorship conference provides the fellows the opportunity to meet with each faculty member independently to help foster their short- and long-term career goals.

Fellows have the opportunity to engage in academic pursuits including clinical research leading to peer-reviewed publication as well as co-authoring educational works (i.e. book chapters) with faculty members.


The one-year fellowship requires American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility in general surgery and can be completed as a single stand-alone year or in the two-year sequence with our RRC-accredited multidisciplinary surgical critical care fellowship.

How To Apply:

Application should include:

  1. A CV
  2. Personal statement of no more than a single page
  3. 3 Letters of recommendation
  4. All ABSITE results

Please send your application in a single PDF file

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  • Published

    Nov 22, 2022

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    Baltimore, Maryland

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