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

Dr. Banton Featured on KARE-11

Banton Interview Jan 2017 Doctors Seeing Injuries

Doctors seeing spike in winter injuries - Kare11

Doctors at the University of Minnesota's new Concussion Clinic have been seeing more and more patients with similar stories in recent weeks. "This is prime season, everybody is slipping and falling and the first thing you're going to hit is your head," said Dr. Kaysie Banton, medical director at the clinic.

If you experienced prolonged headaches, dizziness or light sensitivity for 3­5 days, Banton says you should seek treatment. "If you don't rehabilitate those symptoms and you don't kind of recover from that, some of those deficits can be life long," she said.

Dr. Beilman Featured in KSTP

"We like to talk in trauma care about the 'golden hour' so typically if you've survived your injury you have about an hour to get to a hospital," Dr. Beilman said.  It turns out the U's very own mascot helped play a role in this research.

Yes, the 13-lined ground squirrel, better known around Minnesota as Goldie Gopher.  "The medication is basically two components that go way up in ground squirrels during hibernation," Dr. Beilman said. Dating back to testing these animals as far back as 2005, researchers found after severe blood loss, these squirrels injected with BHB and Melatonin were four times more likely to survive.  "What this potentially will allow us to do is extend that 'golden hour' to an hour and a half to two hours," Dr. Beilman said.

Woman saved by quick thinking and collaboration between three Twin Cities Hospitals

Woman saved by quick thinking and collaboration between three twin cities hospitals

An outside-of-the-box solution by doctors from three hospitals kept Atsede Engidasew alive after she suffered a pulmonary embolism and went into cardiac arrest following the birth of her child.

600th surgery a milestone for Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Program

In late February, Surgeon Greg Beilman, M.D., scrubbed in for a surgery that in many ways was both routine and remarkable. The surgery was routine because it was the 600th such operation University of Minnesota Health doctors and care teams have performed since we pioneered the procedure in 1977. 

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