The Division of Acute Care Surgery is comprised of fellowship-trained surgeons who specialize in trauma surgery, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery. The Sinai residents rotate on the Acute Care Service (Gold) every year of their training. During this rotation, the residents learn how to run traumas, work up inpatient consults, operate on such things as appendices and bowel perforations, and study gallbladder pathology. Many cases are performed robotically, so residents gain experience with this tool as well. The chief residents have a lot of autonomy in managing the acute care patients. They round daily and determine a plan of care for all patients that are discussed in an educational group forum every morning.
Residents rotate through the Surgical ICU during their PGY 2 year. They spend four months working as part of a multidisciplinary team taking care of critically ill patients. During this time, they participate in critical care morbidity and mortality conferences and combined med/surg conferences in addition to the usual Tuesday morning education.
Critical Care Surgery
Marcie Feinman, M.D.
Hashim M. Hesham, M.D.