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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Welcome to the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Loyola University Medical Center has a fully accredited and highly competitive one-year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care.  The fellows are trained to be surgical intensivists through diverse clinical exposure and research. The program's strengths include a varied patient population of critically ill patients, exposure to complex traumatic injuries, active critical care and trauma research, and collaboration with other specialties. 

The Surgical Critical Care team offers comprehensive services in state-of-the-art resuscitation. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Loyola serves as a tertiary and quaternary referral center for patients with complex injuries. Our intensive care unit provides thorough care for patients of all ages with acute surgical illness or injury.  A multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of the critically ill and injured is led by faculty board certified in Surgical Critical Care. As the year progresses, we strive for the Surgical Critical Care fellow to transition into this leadership role on the team with the support of the attending staff.  Assisting them are surgical residents, advanced practice providers, clinical pharmacists, nutritionists, therapists, and a social worker.  

We are dedicated to the education and development of our fellows into skilled critical care surgeons.  Upon completion of our fellowship, you will be proficient in management of the acutely injured or critically ill patient providing expert care from presentation, perioperative resuscitation, ICU management to disposition. 

Thank you for your interest in our program. 

Purvi Patel, MD FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Burns

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director