Surgical Critical Care Fellowship - Affiliated hospitals
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Trauma and Emergency Surgery Division was created in 1993 to establish a group of dedicated personnel and resources with the goal of improving care of trauma and acute care surgery patients in Bexar County and the surrounding 22-county region in South Texas. The Division evaluates over 4,500 patients per year and admits over 3000 trauma patients and 1500 acute care surgery patients annually. In addition to providing 24-hour, in-house trauma and acute surgical care, the Division also provides 24-hour, in-house critical care services to patients in the Surgical/Trauma ICU and in the Transplant ICU at University Hospital.
University Health System (UHS) – University Hospital,
San Antonio, Texas
University Hospital, a 716-bed acute care hospital, is the primary teaching facility for UT Health Science Center, a regional Level 1 trauma center and a leader in organ transplantation. The University Health System employs more than 4,000 people and maintains an operating budget of over $615 million annually. Responsible for a 22-county region of South Texas, the Trauma Center manages 4,500 Level 1 trauma activations and evaluates over 1500 acute care surgery patients per year. All trauma surgeons staffing the UH Trauma Center are active members of the UTHSC faculty and closely supervise the team of trauma residents, fellows, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The Emergency Center at University Hospital is the largest ER in San Antonio, treating an average of 70,000 patients each year.
San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC),
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
SAMMC is a modern, state-of-the-art, 450-bed health care facility that provides Level 1 trauma care and graduate medical education to the military. It is the only Level 1 trauma center in the Department of the Army and one of the two Level 1 trauma centers in San Antonio. The ISR Burn Center serves as the region’s adult burn center and is the sole facility caring for combat burn casualties, beneficiaries, and civilian emergencies within the Department of Defense. Since 2003, the Burn Center has provided care for more than 1200 US military burn casualties and over 3800 civilian burn victims. Fellows rotate on the trauma/surgical critical care unit as well as the Burn Center, and benefit from exposure to advanced modalities such as ECMO. The Emergency Department services over 60,000 visits annually. SAMMC serves as the premier medical readiness training platform for both the Army and the Air Force.