Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery

From admission to discharge, our patients are assured continuous, excellent care.

Our busy clinical environment is integrated with an academic atmosphere that stimulates and nurtures crucial research and professional development.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota is a one-year ACGME-accredited program open to physicians who have completed at least three clinical years in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine (additional requirements), neurological surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery or urology.

An optional second non-accredited year is available for research opportunities. We offer a comprehensive combination of clinical experiences and research opportunities for fellows to apply new advances in critical care. 

See the Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship 

Recent News

10 Years On, Surgeons Recount Trauma Response to I-35W Bridge Collapse

Excerpts from UMN Health - Less than a mile away from the bridge, care teams at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Emergency Department received patients by ambulance, in the back of pick-up trucks and on foot.Image of I-35 bridge collapseImage Source:

“Those patients are called the ‘walking wounded’ and they present some additional challenges compared to patients who arrive by ambulance. We need to register them and assess their injuries efficiently,” said Kaysie Banton, MD, assistant professor within the University of Minnesota Medical School’s department of surgery and medical director for the current trauma program at the medical center. “On that day, our care teams had to handle many of these cases.”

“I was amazed at the spontaneous response of the medical center staff, many of whom returned to the hospital on their own to help,” Chipman said. “The team was unstoppable, driven to care for every person who was involved in the collapse if that’s what was needed.”

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Administrative Contacts
  • Emily Kowalczyk
    Program/Project Specialist
    Greg Beilman MD
  • Colleen Powers
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    Rob Bulander MD, PhD
    Jorge Granja MD
    James Harmon MD, PhD
    Torfi Hoskuldsson MD
    Julie Ottosen MD
    Jen Rickard MD

  • Leah Vierzba
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    Melissa Brunsvold MD
    Jeffrey Chipman MD
    Chris Tignanelli MD