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Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Staten Island University Hospital

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell offers a one-year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital, which is an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center and a regional Burn Center. 

This fellowship will focus on training in our surgical intensive care unit while also offering experience in the cardiothoracic, burn and medical intensive care units. The daily census in each respective unit is 10 to 15 patients on average. There are four faculty in the departments of trauma, acute care surgery and surgical critical care who together assume educational and supervisory responsibilities for the fellow.

This department serves as a resource to facilitate accreditation of programs as well as recruitment and on-boarding of residents and fellows.

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Application process

Applicants interested in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship should apply through Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS). Applicants must have completed or anticipate completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in general surgery prior to initiation of the fellowship. Applicants must be board eligible or board certified and have a New York state license prior to initiation of fellowship.

Only completed applications with all supporting documentation will be reviewed. Matching will take place through NRMP.

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply, contact program coordinator Ann Samarasekera at [email protected].


We offer a robust educational program organized around a weekly critical care conference run by the fellow, with evidence-based lectures covering the current literature and standard of care in the field of surgical critical care. There is a modern simulation center within the hospital that is used for training in a variety of critical care scenarios. 

The fellow has the option to take a variety of surgery and critical care courses, both within and outside the institution. The department participates in weekly Department of Surgery morbidity and mortality (M&M) and Department of Trauma M&M conferences. In addition, the fellows participate in weekly research and administrative meetings and are mentored extensively in the transition from training to practice.


Our fellows will be given a thorough training in the process of performing meaningful medical research in the field of trauma, acute care and surgical critical care. They will be mentored through the full cycle of a research project within the structure of a weekly research meeting and an active research department. In addition, they will have support of research coordinators, nurse practitioners, an onsite statistician and a research fellow. An injury prevention coordinator is also available to assist with injury research and performance improvement projects.

Both medical students and residents participate in research. Additionally, the fellow will have the option to take a grant writing course.


Asaf Asi Gave, MD

Director - Director, ICU, South Site of Surgery - General Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Surgical Critical Care, Surgery

Vasiliy Sim, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Samuel Issac Hawkins, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care