Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Honor Health Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is designed to train fellows competent in trauma and critical care for community practice in ACS Level I or II trauma centers. The fellowship program is tailored to provide a learning experience aimed at developing the knowledge and skills to function as an attending surgical intensivist. 

The program will educate the fellows on all aspects of clinical practice: encompassing trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care focused on the management of the critically ill surgical patient.

We want to develop surgical intensivists that:

  • Are devoted to providing outstanding clinical care with a focus on continual improvement in quality
  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing the field of critical care through clinical or other research 
  • Move on to become leaders of their respective institutions in administration and delivery of intensive care 
  • Commit to providing the safest care possible to patients

Fellowship Director

Frank Bauer, MD

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Specialty: Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Training and Curriculum

The fellowship program is organized to provide a structured, well rounded experience of the different aspects of the field of Surgical Critical Care. The fellows will gain experience in the settings of Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU and Pediatric ICU. The primary teaching sites are HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center, HonorHealth Shea Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Broad-based exposure to surgical intensive care through a 12-month community-based fellowship. Rotations will include Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, MICU/CTICU, PICU and an Elective.

Fellows will be familiar with the clinical course in both common and rare critical illnesses. Fellows will understand the pathophysiology, assessment and management of both common and rare critical illnesses.

View a sample Surgical Critical Care block diagram (PDF)

Application Information

HonorHealth seeks outstanding applicants for this one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship.  The fellowship is open to applicants who completed training in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited in general surgery. Interested applicants should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, COMLEX, ABSITE)
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

Interested applicants for an immediate position should complete the application form.


If you are interested in applying for a position starting in July of 2022, please apply through ERAS. The program will be participating in the 2022 Match.

If you have questions please email us.

Download the application form

Core faculty

  • Hirra Ali, MD
  • Donald Green, MD
  • John Kepros, MD
  • Helen Markowski, MD
  • Kaveh Najafi, DO 


  • Peter Kalos, MD
  • Vishal Gunnala, MD
  • Aditya Gupta, MD
  • Gina Shirah, MD
  • Randy Weisman, MD 

Additional Resources

Contact us

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the HonorHealth Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, please contact:

Vicki Francies
HonorHealth Academic Affairs

Send an email