Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore provides a broad array of high quality, cost-effective health and health-related services to the people of greater Baltimore. Central to its role is the provision of undergraduate and graduate medical education and educational programs to other health professionals, employees and the community at large.
With a mission that includes the teaching of future generations of health professionals, Sinai shares many of the characteristics of a university-owned hospital. Its own distinguished full-time faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, hold teaching positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Sinai Hospital is the main teaching hospital for the general surgery residency. The faculty members are strongly invested in resident education and aim to maximize the knowledge and skills gained from conferences, operative time and floor rounds.
Northwest Hospital, located in Randallstown, serves the health care needs of the northwest Baltimore metro area, including Baltimore County, western Baltimore City, and Carroll and Howard counties. It was established in 1962 as Liberty Court Rehabilitation Center, and in 1963 became Baltimore County General Hospital. In 1993, it changed its name to Northwest Hospital.
Northwest Hospital exists to improve the well-being of the community by nurturing relationships between the hospital, medical staff and patients. A not-for-profit organization, Northwest is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which exceptional quality care and service is achieved and recognized by patients and their families, members of the medical and allied health staffs, employees, volunteers and all communities served. Northwest is an all-private-room hospital with 254 beds.
As one of the hospitals under the LifeBridge Health umbrella, residents rotate through Northwest to gain exposure to breast surgery. There is also opportunity to increase knowledge of wound management in the Wound Care Center. In 2015, bariatric surgery transitioned from Sinai Hospital to Northwest, and a dedicated rotation for residents in bariatrics and advanced laparoscopy is projected to begin in 2016.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the premier teaching institutions in the country. Sinai Hospital has a long-standing history of academic affiliation with Hopkins: The internal medicine residency at Sinai is fully integrated with Hopkins, medical students and fellows in various specialties rotate at Sinai throughout the year, and until 2005 residents from the Johns Hopkins general surgery residency program rotated full time at Sinai Hospital as one of the integrated training sites. The core general surgery faculty as well as faculty in various other specialties at Sinai hold faculty appointments at Hopkins and are involved in collaborative research efforts.
As part of the Sinai Surgery program, residents will attend grand rounds and visit the animal lab at Hopkins on a monthly basis.
Two strategic rotations at Hopkins have been designed to complement the training of Sinai Surgery residents: The resident will join the solid organ transplant team, under the direction of Dr. Robert Montgomery. This rotation will expose the Sinai resident to the science and clinical practice of pancreas, kidney and liver transplantation at a high-volume academic center. The Sinai resident is an integrated member of the transplant team and will participate in a variety of basic science and clinical educational conferences and lectures.
The Sinai surgical resident will also spend six weeks on the plastic/head and neck surgery service at Hopkins. The chief, Dr. Paul Manson, is one of the fathers of plastic surgery and has created one of the busiest and most reputable divisions in the country. Services span the fields of trauma and oncologic reconstructive surgery, pediatric (including craniofacial deformities), burn and cosmetic plastic surgery. The Sinai resident will be an integrated member of the team and interact with Hopkins residents and fellows in plastic surgery.
The comprehensive array of core curriculum and other educational activities provides for a great experience. The chair at Hopkins as well as the division chiefs and faculty are fully committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for our residents.
The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Integrated into the Hopkins system but functioning as a freestanding hospital in East Baltimore, Bayview houses the state's burn center. The chief of the division, Dr. Stephen Millner, has an outstanding reputation in research and teaching. This rotation will provide the opportunity to learn cutting-edge, high-volume and high-severity burn care (including ICU) and reconstruction. Residents will be encouraged to participate in the division's active research effort and will be offered the opportunity to participate in a publication.
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the country's busiest trauma centers. The Sinai Surgery resident will complement the trauma training received at Sinai at this high-volume (>7,500 patients per year), high-ISS (mean >15) center during a six-week rotation. During that time, the resident will have the opportunity to work and exchange ideas with surgery and emergency medicine residents, and trauma, anesthesia and critical care fellows from around the country.
The faculty is highly diverse, academic and focused on teaching. Educational activities include weekly M&M, resident core curriculum anatomy and other sessions, as well as certification in ATLS (PGY-1), FAST (PGY-2), ATOM (PGY-3) and ASSET (PGY-4). Outside of the trauma and critical care experience, Shock Trauma houses one of the largest Hyperbaric Oxygen Centers in the country. The Sinai Surgery resident spends four weeks on the soft tissue service, where he or she will learn, in one-on-one training with the attending and highly experienced mid-level providers, the care of complicated soft tissue injury and infection.
Also located at the University of Maryland Medical Center is the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) center, where Sinai Surgery residents practice FLS skills and advanced laparoscopy simulation on a monthly basis.
The Alfred I. DuPont Children's Hospital
Sinai Hospital has an active pediatric surgery service, but to enhance certain aspects of this experience (complex neonatal surgery, pediatric trauma, pediatric organ transplantation, adolescent bariatric surgery), the residents (PGY-3) will rotate at the Alfred I. duPont Children's Hospital as an integral member of the pediatric surgery team.
DuPont Hospital is the only children's hospital in Delaware and also serves Maryland’s Eastern Shore and New Jersey. The pediatric surgery service cares for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a variety of problems including congenital, neoplastic, infections and trauma, and organ failure. The Division of Pediatric Surgery performs over 1,400 operative cases per year, which include minimally invasive and adolescent bariatric surgery and pediatric organ transplantation.
The rotation will provide additional educational experience to the Sinai residents in the form of pediatric surgery-specific M&M conferences, resident teaching conferences, pediatric tumor board, pathology and gastroenterology conferences, and a monthly pediatric trauma conference.
Before joining duPont Hospital, Dr. Kirk Reichard, the clinical director, was a long-standing faculty member at Sinai and received numerous citations for his excellence in resident teaching. The division has an established track record of resident education (Jefferson University System), and the residents will participate in a comprehensive syllabus.