Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Overview of the Program

This unique opportunity within the Division of Acute Care Surgery is designed to train board-eligible or board-certified surgeons who are seeking training in Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. The fellowship will provide advanced training in the initial resuscitation, operation, and ongoing care of patients with life-threatening surgical diseases. This training prepares the Fellow to function with advanced skills suited for either an academic or clinical career in Acute Care Surgery.  

The Division of Acute Care Surgery chose not to pursue AAST designation for Acute Care Surgery this year. This allows fellows to pursue individualized specialty experiences in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular, Hepatobiliary, and more to supplement their prior experiences. The educational philosophy of the Acute Care Surgery year is graduated independence. The faculty will guide fellows to grow as a junior attending leading the provider team during initial resuscitation, operative intervention, and post-operative care. 

Fellows will have 6 – 7 in-house call and will work 2 weekends per month.

In 2014, an International Fellowship component was established in partnership with the Universitario de Valle in Cali, Colombia. It presents a unique month-long, advanced penetrating operative trauma, advanced burn, and emergent general surgery experience to all second-year fellows in our ACS fellowship. We have developed international relationships that will also offer administrative, research, and trauma system development opportunities that will afford fellows personal and academic growth in Global Health roles. 

Surgical Critical Care Year

All fellows completing the Surgical Critical Care year at the medical school can continue as Acute Care Surgery fellows. In a case where the Surgical Critical Care fellow chose not to continue, the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship position will be open for new applicants. The applicant must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in General Surgery and received fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care by the start date.

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Contact Us

Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Trauma Medical Director
125 Paterson Street, Clinical Academic Building, 6300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732 235 7766
Fax: 732-235-2964

Yizhi Shan, MD
Associate Program Director of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships
Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery
125 Paterson Street, Clinical Academic Building, 6300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax: 732-235-2964

Anjali Chhakkar, MBA
Program Supervisor, Rutgers Health
Division of Acute Care Surgery
125 Paterson Street, Suite 6307
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office: 732 235 4959
Fax: 732 235 2964