Department of Surgery

Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Programs

haw Trauma and Emergency Center at Miami Valley Hospital
The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is accredited in surgery by the ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC). The program includes rotations in all disciplines at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The one-year program includes rotations in the Neonatal ICU, a Level III nursery with neonatal ECMO capability with 60 beds and the Medical ICU, with 17 beds. In addition to the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, the AAST Board of Managers approved the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program in December 2012, and the program recruited the first fellow to start on July 1, 2013. The program follows the AAST Committee on Acute Care Surgery guidelines with surgical critical care in the first year, and a focus on trauma, emergency general surgery, vascular, cardiothoracic and hepatobiliary surgery during the second year. Electives in orthopedics, plastic surgery, burns, neurosurgery, gastroenterology and others are available.

The Department of Surgery's free-standing general surgery residency training program is one of the largest in the nation, graduating eight chief residents each year. In addition, all eight trauma, critical care and emergency surgery faculty are board certified in surgical critical care, and have significant clinical and basic science research interests.

Fellows are appointed as junior faculty in the Department of Surgery at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Salary is commensurate with level of training, and benefits include malpractice, health and disability insurance, as well as an office with secretarial support and an annual stipend.

Facilities

Miami Valley Hospital is an 848-bed regional referral and specialty center and one of seven major teaching hospitals in the Greater Dayton area affiliated with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The facility is a 20-year ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center (with nearly 3,000 trauma admissions and 500 emergency surgery admissions per year) and a regional Burn Center, and is the only such facility in southwest central Ohio. The MVH Shaw Trauma and Emergency Center was expanded and renovated in 2000, and includes a 41-bed ultramodern medical-surgical ICU, with new medical-surgical general care areas, operating rooms and a 71-bed emergency department. Supported by three Eurocopter Dauphin Helicopters (two located on site), the trauma center is the busiest emergency department in the state of Ohio, seeing nearly 100,000 patients annually.

Fellowship at a Glance

  • Fellowship positions: 2
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • RRC Certified: SCC—Yes
  • Salary: Starting at $60,815 for PGY-6 (2014–15)

Core Faculty

A. Peter Ekeh, MD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Professor, Surgery Interim Director of Trauma Services at MVH, BSOM
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St WCHE 7, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone:
937-208-2468

Kimberly M. Hendershot, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Address:
Weber Center for Health Education, One Wyoming St Ste 7801, Dayton, OH 45409-2793

Mary C. McCarthy, MD, FACS

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Chair and Professor of Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 Wyoming St CHE 7000, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone:
937-208-3771

Kathryn M. Tchorz, MD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Associate Professor, Surgery

Mbaga Walusimbi, MD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Associate Professor, Surgery

Randy J. Woods, MD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Associate Professor, Surgery Program Director General Surgery Residency, BSOM
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St WCHE 7, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone:
937-208-6063

Melissa Lynn Whitmill, M.D.

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Assistant Professor, Surgery Fellowship Director, Surgical Critical Care, BSOM
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, One Wyoming St, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone:
937-208-2177

Admission Requirements

We seek applicants who have completed an ACGME/AOA-approved general surgery residency program and are board eligible or board certified in surgery (ABS or AOBS, or the equivalent). Interested applicants, please complete the application linked below and send a CV, letter of interest and two letters of recommendation to Melissa Keller, fellowship coordinator, at mewkeller@mvh.org.

How to Apply

Download and submit the application form (DOCX).

Last edited on 03/03/2015.