Surgical Critical Care/Acute Surgery Fellowship

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is designed to allow fellows to develop advanced proficiency in the care of critically ill patients and to develop the qualifications to supervise surgical critical care units. This critical care education has now been supplemented with an additional year of comprehensive surgical training to create the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program.

Under the direction of Program Director Marc de Moya, MD, the Massachusetts General Hospital postgraduate Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is designed to allow fellows to develop advanced proficiency in the management of all aspects of the care of critically ill surgical patients and to develop the qualifications necessary to supervise surgical critical care units. Fellows spend several months in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, working alongside surgical and anesthesia intensivists. This one-year fellowship is approved by the ACGME. We have recently expanded this training program to create a comprehensive Two-Year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program. We offer two positions per year. One position for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and a second position in the Acute Care Surgery Program.

Available Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Positions

Applicants are invited to apply for fellowship positions in the division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

One position is available each year in Surgical Critical Care and one position in the two-year Acute Care Surgery program.

Two-year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

The first year is an ACGME-approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), followed by an additional year of Trauma, non-trauma Emergency Surgery, and broad-based experience in GeneralSurgery. Additional training in damage-control Orthopedics and essential Neurosurgical procedures is provided to fulfill the Acute Care Surgery requirements. Board Certification/Eligibility in General Surgery is required to be considered as a candidate. The second year also offers the option of an international elective in some of the busiest trauma centers in the world.

Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Curriculum

The selected individual would have full privileges as a staff surgeon, and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Harvard Medical School.

Required Clinical Rotations

Surgical Critical Care 

  • Trauma/Critical Care (9 months)
    Resuscitative and post-op management of complex surgical diseases related to general surgery and trauma
  • Electives in Trauma/Critical Care (3 months)
    Management of complex critical illness such as pediatric surgical care, neurocritical care, burns, etc.

Emergency and Elective Surgery (12 months)

Total: 24 months

Clinical Rotations During Emergency and Elective Surgical Experience

Training in the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (12-15 months)

  • Trauma
  • Emergency non-trauma surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Hepatobiliary/pancreatic
  • Endoscopy
  • Bedside surgical procedures program
  • Orthopaedic surgery (concurrent)
  • Neurological surgery (concurrent)
  • Thoracic (concurrent)
  • Vascular (concurrent)
  • Hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery (concurrent)

Electives (0-3 months)

  • Burn surgery and pediatric surgery are recommended. Others would include endoscopy, imaging, plastic surgery, intervention radiology, etc.
  • Or, maximize time in above rotations

Total: 15 months

Please return the completed application (PDF), a personal statement, a copy of your medical school transcript, a copy of your ECFMG certificate (if applicable), three letters of recommendation addressed to Marc de Moya, MD and your CV, to the following address:

Marc de Moya, MD
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
165 Cambridge Street, Suite 810
Boston, MA 02114

Fax: 617-726-9121

Applications will be accepted starting March 1 through May 31 of each year. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact:
Yuliya Mironovas
Phone: 617-643-2433