Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The fellowship is structured as a one year clinical program with nine months of critical care and three months of operative experience. The program also meets the requirements administered by the American Board of Surgery for Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care.

Program Goals

Clairice Cooper and William Flynn.

Clairice Cooper, MD, receives certificate of fellowship (2018).

The main goal of this program is to provide scholarship, experience, and mentorship to prepare graduates to care for critically ill patients.

To achieve the main goal, the training program has four secondary goals which emphasize the core competencies identified by the ACGME and uses guidelines or directions found in the ACGME Surgical Critical Care program requirements.

These secondary goals are:

  • Develop the skills and competencies of a practicing surgical critical care physician and in educational environment that emphasizes patient and trainee safety
  • Enhance and develop methods of skill and effort that will allow the trainee to maintain a current and high level of scholarship
  • Prepare the fellow for quality critical care
  • Assist trainee in selecting and achieving career interests

In addition to our program goals, the Fellowship is required to meet the milestones identified by the ACGME.

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective Fellows are required to have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in General Surgery. In addition, applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. Please note that we sponsor J-1 visas only.

Application Process

Applications will only be accepted via the Surgical critical care and Acute care surgery Fellowship Application Services (SAFAS).

The following items are required for your application submission:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training exam scores
  • Completed Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Application
  • ECFMG Certificate (for foreign medical graduates)

Contact Information

For all inquiries or application requests, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Megan Kellogg

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 3rd Floor, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5283; Fax: (716) 898-5029

Email: mkellogg@buffalo.edu

Program Director

Flynn, Jr., William

William Flynn, Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Critical Care, Associate Professor, Program Director: Critical Care Fellowship

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, Third Floor, 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5283; Fax: (716) 898-5029

Email: wflynn@buffalo.edu

Associate Program Director

Chopko, Michael

Michael Chopko, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, Third Floor, 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5283; Fax: (716) 898-5029

Email: mschopko@buffalo.edu

Training Program Administrator

Megan Kellogg

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 3rd Floor, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5283; Fax: (716) 898-5029

Email: mkellogg@buffalo.edu