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Division of General Surgery

Surgical Critical Care

Program Description

The University of South Florida offers a one-year ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship with an optional second year of training in trauma/trauma research. Training is completed at Tampa General Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center caring for 2,700 trauma patients/year. Training in neurosurgical, burn, transplant, general surgical, pediatric and cardiovascular critical care is provided. Additional training time is completed in the SICU at the James A. Haley V.A. Hospital near the University of South Florida campus.

Clinical Responsibilities

The goal of the surgical critical care residency is to provide the trainee with advanced instruction in the management of critically ill patients. The resident will be trained in all aspects of critical care including research, teaching, administration, legal and ethical aspects of critical care, as well as the clinical practice of critical care. Residents will spend 8-9 months on the surgical critical care service. This service is the primary service for all trauma patients and all patients with acute general surgery emergencies. Electives are available for medical, anesthesia and pediatric critical care as well as with cardiology, nephrology and research among others. It is also expected that on completion of the program, that the resident will obtain added qualifications in surgical critical care by taking the examination offered by the American Board of Surgery.

Applicant Requirements

Individuals who have completed a surgical residency. Also open to current surgery residents who have completed at least three years of training and are currently enrolled in a general surgery residency program.

Program Faculty

  • Steven Lorch, M.D.
  • Thomas J. Herron, M.D.
  • John Y. Cha, M.D.


Steven Lorch, M.D.
Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Circle, Room G 417
Tampa, Florida 33606
Phone: (813) 844-4428
Fax: (813) 844-4049


Sean Gill
Program Coordinator

Application is through:
SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS):