About the Program

In the Department of Surgery, we share a common goal: to provide a setting conducive to learning. We are committed to providing an environment that's both supportive and challenging, so that you can fulfill your highest potential and assume a position of leadership in surgery.

The Department of Surgery offers a one or two year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in surgical critical care. The program is based at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute.


The curriculum provides advanced clinical training in all aspects of surgical critical care. Areas of particular emphasis include:
  • Application of current principles of metabolic and nutritional support
  • Management of complex hemodynamic problems
  • Use of newer modes of ventilatory support

Critical care fellows participate in the clinical and basic science research projects of the Section of Surgical Critical Care. Trainees who complete appropriate course work in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship may be eligible to receive a Master of medical science.

Four fellowship positions are available each year. Completion of at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in the disciplines of general surgery, neurosurgery, urology or obstetrics and gynecology is a prerequisite for admission to the program.


Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is a tertiary-care level I trauma and ACS-verified burn center serving a wide geographic region. A leading hospital for trauma and burn in Ohio, our medical center has received patients from 73 of the 88 counties in the state. Each year, nearly 24,000 operations encompassing all disciplines of surgery are performed, more than 2,200 trauma and burn patients are admitted and more than 500 trauma patients are transported to Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center by helicopter. Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, which is adjacent to the medical center, is one of only 39 hospitals in the nation designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Rotations in pediatric critical care are available at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center.

The surgical critical care unit at Ohio State is a 44-bed, state-of-the-art facility that houses the general surgery, neurosurgery and burn intensive care units. These units are co-directed and staffed by faculty from the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology (Section of Surgical Critical Care and Trauma), all of whom are certified in critical care. More than 3,000 patients are admitted to the surgical critical care units each year.

Application Information

Our program is a participant in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must be entered through the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS). Selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

For more information, contact:

Wendy Wahl, MD
Program Director
Surgical Critical Care
395 West 12th Ave., Suite 628
Columbus, OH 43210-1267
Phone: 614-293-1830
Fax: 614-293-9155

Lori Bardon
Program Manager
Surgical Critical Care
410 W. 10th Ave., N724 Doan Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1267
Phone: 614-293-3185
Fax: 614-293-9155
Surgical Critical Care Fellows

Surgical Critical Care Fellows

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