Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The HonorHealth Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is designed to train fellows competent in trauma and critical care for 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
Fellowship: UT Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital, Surgical Critical Care
Residency: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO – General Surgery
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

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 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

The program's one fellowship position is filled through the National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) Specialty Matching Services.

The program does not sponsor visas. 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 complete the application through Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).

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Core faculty

  • Frank Bauer, MD
  • Brad Faliks, MD
  • Donald Green, MD
  • Helen Markowski, MD
  • Kaveh Najafi, DO 


  • Bruce Davis, MD
  • Frederick Willyerd, MD
  • James Gilbert, MD
  • Aditya Gupta, MD
  • Randy Weisman, MD
  • Christopher Mellon, DO

Contact us

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