The University of Colorado Burn Surgery Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME-accredited burn fellowship meant to give Fellows the full breadth and experience of burn/frostbite/complex wound care in order to prepare Fellows for a career in burn surgery. The University of Colorado Burn and Frostbite Center is the eastern Rocky Mountain region’s only American Burn Association (ABA) verified burn center, and sees over 500 inpatient admissions from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, among others, and over 2,500 clinic visits a year. The 19 bed burn unit has three tub rooms, an attached burn clinic, and a dedicated operating room. In addition, we are the only hospital in the eastern Rocky Mountain region that is both a Level 1 Trauma Center and ABA verified burn center.
The burn team consists of three full-time, fellowship-trained burn surgeons who are all general surgery/surgical critical care boarded, six advanced practice providers, along with a dedicated team of nutritionists, pharmacists, physical/occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The burn surgery fellowship will expose Fellows to all aspects of medical and surgical management of a variety of conditions a regional burn center sees including: burns, frostbite, electrical/lighting injury, inhalation injury, exfoliative skin disorders (SJS, TENS), necrotizing soft tissue infection, complex wounds (hidradenitis suppurativa), and scar management (surgical reconstruction and laser therapy). We have robust clinical and basic science research opportunities in the fields of burn and frostbite care that the burn Fellow can participate in.
We pride ourselves on the exceptional care we provide to our patients, and the quality of education our medical students, residents, and Fellows receive on the burn surgery service. Our goal is to provide a balanced and structured educational experience preparing Fellows for fulfilling careers in burn, trauma, and complex wound surgery. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of clinical training in plastic or general surgery and be eligible for licensing in Colorado. For the academic year beginning in August 2022, candidates may submit an application starting April 1, 2021.
For more information, interested applicants should contact our Program Coordinator, Trina Smidt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-724-9251.
Arek Wiktor, MD, FACS
Director, University of Colorado Burn Fellowship