The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the University of Missouri offers an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved one-year program leading to added qualifications in surgical critical care.

Stephen Barnes

Focusing on cardiopulmonary mechanics, advanced resuscitation techniques, invasive monitoring strategies and multisystem organ failure, our year-long educational program runs the gamut of clinical care. We hold high expectations for our fellows and expect them to be facile in managing all aspects of caring for the critically-ill and injured.

Fellows are tasked with managing not only patients, but also the team and administration of the unit. Fellows lead a multidisciplinary team of resident physicians, medical students, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, critical care pharmacists and dieticians. Covering a 14-bed surgical intensive care unit with its own dedicated operating room, fellows care for acutely-ill surgical patients from a variety of surgical services.

University of Missouri Health Care is home to the Frank L. Mitchell, Jr., MD Trauma Center, the only American College of Surgeon’s Verified Level I Trauma Center in mid-Missouri. Our catchment area involves the majority of the state, and we are recognized as a high-performing trauma center nationwide. Additionally, we are the only burn center in the region, and we are a leader in the treatment of thermal injuries.

Our faculty will provide you with the tools and teach you to perform at a high level as a future attending in the ICU. We take pride in graduating intellectual, clinically-capable and patient/family-centered surgical intensivists. Your year will be a satisfying, productive and rewarding educational experience.