Leading Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC) has an ACGME approved surgical critical care fellowship position. This is a one year fellowship at SJUMC, a 650 bed, tertiary care medical center in Paterson, New Jersey. SJUMC is a state designated, ACS verified Level II trauma center with approximately 1,300 admissions per year. In 2018, The SICU had 1060 admissions and there were 670 admissions to the surgical stepdown unit. The Emergency Department at SJUMC is one of the nation’s busiest with over 165,000 patient visits a year.

The surgical ICU is a twelve-bed, state of the art facility located in the new critical care tower. SJUMC has a very busy open heart program and active programs in vascular, thoracic, bariatric, hepatobiliary and general surgery. In addition, SJUMC has a robust neurosurgical and neurointerventional program, caring for a variety of neurologic diseases, both on an elective and emergency basis.

SJUMC also has an ACGME approved general surgery residency program. There are eight board certified critical care surgeons who are responsible for both the SICU and the fellowship program.


The surgical ICU fellow will spend 10 months rotating in the SICU and one month each in the MICU and CT-ICU (The fellowship runs from 8/1 through 7/31.)

Multiple critical care meetings take place throughout the academic year, including critical care committee meetings, multidisciplinary conference twice weekly, critical care journal club monthly, and critical care protected time weekly. The fellow will be encouraged to attend a conference of their choosing (such as the SCCM annual board review meeting, SCCM annual conference, EAST annual scientific assembly …etc.) The program also offers the fellow the opportunity to become an ATLS instructor by taking the instructor candidate course offered at SJUMC, as well as partaking in other courses offered at the institution, such the ASSET or BEST courses.

Medical Student Rotations

Opportunities exist for fourth year medical students who desire exposure in surgical critical care and trauma. Please email your request to Denise Laneve, laneved@sjhmc.org with the following information:

  • Date of inquiry
  • Name
  • Address
  • Preferred phone number
  • Preferred email address
  • Medical school
  • Dean’s office phone number
  • Expected date of graduation
  • USMLE or COMLEX 1 score
  • CV

For additional information, please call 973.754.2780.


Applicants for the surgical critical care fellowship must have completed an ACGME approved surgical or anesthesia residency training program prior to the start of the fellowship. Applications will be accepted through the ERAS website.