We offer advanced training opportunities for outstanding graduates of General Surgery programs.
Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, & Trauma Fellowship Programs
The Division of Acute Care Surgery at McGovern Medical School covers all Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery for Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center (TMC). Memorial Hermann-TMC is the busiest level 1 trauma center in the US, according to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). It is home of Life Flight aero-medical services and the John S. Dunn Helistop, the busiest heliport in the United States for its size. McGovern Medical School admits well over 5,000 trauma patients annually with the most severely injured cared for in the 25-bed Shock-Trauma ICU (STICU). The team performs over 600 non-orthopedic operations each year (>300 laparotomies and numerous thoracic, extremity, and neck cases). Our busy Emergency General Surgery service cares for a wide referral basis as well as in-house emergencies and our Shock-Trauma ICU cares for >1000 patients a year, with the fellow directing the care of these patients under the mentorship and guidance of the board-certified SCC faculty.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Programs
The MIST Fellowship Consortium, directed by Dr. Erik Wilson, is composed of five unique fellowship programs. Fellows of each practice will spend a majority of time with their accepted faculty but all fellows will have the opportunity rotate through the practices of other groups to obtain their unique operative, clinical and academic experiences.
The strength of the University of Texas Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Consortium is the power it brings through the depth and concentrated knowledge of the faculty, all of whom bring a wealth of advanced, broad-based laparoscopic experience.
Plastics & Burns Fellowship Programs
Memorial Hermann – TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Program and is a Level 1 Trauma Center and general care not-for-profit hospital. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery for training programs. Extensive training in general reconstructive plastic surgery with an emphasis on post-traumatic reconstruction, microvascular surgery including replantation and free flap transfer, general burn reconstruction, maxillofacial, cranio-facial surgery and aesthetic surgery are offered to the resident staff. Currently two months of the Plastic Surgery rotation are carried out at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center emphasizing head and neck, breast and trunk oncological reconstruction. Additional experience in aesthetic, congenital and general Plastic Surgery is obtained in a two-month junior resident exchange with the Plastic Surgery Program at the St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2011 mandatory rotations in Oculoplastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Anesthesiology and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery will be incorporated into the curriculum.
UT Center for Obesity Medicine & Metabolic Performance Fellowship
The Carolyn J. and Robert J. Allison Jr. Family Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism offers one position annually and is designed for individuals who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine.