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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Program Overview

The Acute Care Surgery Division at Thomas Jefferson University is proud to offer a one-year ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship with an optional second year of Acute Care Surgery. Two fellows per year are trained to become experts and leaders in the management of critically ill and injured patient populations.

As a quaternary referral center located in vibrant center city Philadelphia, Jefferson offers a high acuity surgical ICU experience that includes complex elective and emergent general surgery, advanced surgical oncology and multi-organ transplantation.

Additionally, Jefferson is one of only a few Level I trauma and regional resource spinal cord injury centers in the country and is also the region's hand replant center as well as burn center, thus providing a unique mix of multi-injured patients. The main training environment is our spacious, renovated, and surgeon led 17-bed SICU. Further training is provided in the CVICU, which cares for patients requiring advanced cardiac support, including ECMO and ventricular assist devices. Additional training in our Neurological Intensive Care Units and via elective opportunities rounds out the clinical experience.

Fellows participate in a robust multidisciplinary critical care educational program and are expected to complete at least one clinical research project and one performance improvement project.  Operative experience with our busy Acute Care Surgery Service is promoted throughout the critical care experience and fellows graduate with 75-100 major cases including significant experience with spinal exposure surgery.  In house call is never first call and is focused on transitioning to becoming a practicing surgical/trauma attending.

To be eligible for application for the fellowship program, residents must have completed at least three clinical years (completion of residency training is preferred) in an ACGME-accredited surgical or surgical sub-specialty graduate medical educational program:

Current Fellows

Sagar S. Kadakia, MD

Sagar S. Kadakia, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency
Temple University Hospital

Medical School
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Jose A. Torres, MD

Jose A. Torres, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellow

 

Residency 
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Medical School
Keck School of Medicine

Graduates of Fellowship Program

Name Graduation Year Post-Graduate Employment
Zachary Peckler, MD 2018 ACS Faculty, OH
Jide Aniukwu, MD, PhD 2018 Pending
Karen Lu, MD 2017 ACS Faculty, ME
Jeffrey Gibbs, MD 2017 ACS/Burn Faculty, MS
Aisha Shaheen, MD 2016 ACS/Bariatric Surgery Faculty, CA
Claudia Lozano, MD 2016 ACS Faculty, Colombia
Richard Lopez, DO 2015 ACS Faculty Geisinger, PA
Viren Punja, MD 2015 ACS Faculty HI
Sarah Clarke, MD 2014 Anesthesia Faculty TJUH
David Rittenhouse, MD 2014 ACS Faculty TJUH

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, please contact:

Loc Tang, Fellowship Coordinator
(215) 955-1170
(215) 955-2878 fax
Loc.Tang@jefferson.edu

Mailing Address:
Thomas Jefferson University
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
1015 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
ATTN: Loc Tang

Joshua A. Marks, MD

Joshua A. Marks, MD
Program Director

Michael S. Weinstein, MD

Michael S.
Weinstein, MD

Associate Program Director

Harrison Pitcher, MD

Harrison Pitcher, MD
Associate Program Director

Loc Tang

Loc Tang
Fellowship Coordinator

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