Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). This program offers a one year ACGME fully-accredited fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, which is a component of the Division of Trauma in the Department of Surgery at Cooper University Health Care.


Cooper University Health Care is the largest academic medical center in southern New Jersey. Cooper is one of only three New Jersey State-Designated Level I Trauma Centers and is also a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Cooper serves the needs of a broad patient population consisting of primary, secondary and tertiary medical care. There are 73 critical care beds divided among Medical/ICU (30), Trauma/Surgical ICU (16), Cardiac Care Unit (12), Trauma Step Down Unit (9), Stroke Unit (4) and Pediatric ICU (6).

As a busy Level I Trauma Center, the emphasis of our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is on the evaluation, resuscitation, and management of the acute trauma patient and their related critical care. However, each fellow may tailor his or her fellowship to individual goals and clinical needs. Our fellows have the added benefit of working with academic critical care intensivists in many disciplines during their medical/surgical ICU rotations.

The critical care faculty are primarily a group of board-certified critical care surgeons dedicated to the delivery and education of critical care and trauma surgery. In addition, critical care physicians from the departments of medicine, pediatrics, and anesthesia actively participate in our fellows’ education.