The Indiana University School of Medicine Burn Surgery Fellowship at the Eskenazi Hospital Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center and Riley Hospital for Children Speedway Burn Unit offers two fellow positions. The program is a 12-month fellowship (July through June) that focuses on all clinical aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care in both the adult and pediatric populations. To qualify, applicants should have completed a general surgery and/or a plastic surgery residency prior to fellowship and have a minimum of three years of training in general or plastic surgery as a resident. All applicants will be considered through a rigorous and competitive selection process.
Burn surgery fellows will gain experience in working with both adult and pediatric burn patients. The Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Hospital houses a 15-bed inpatient burn unit, all beds with ICU capabilities, in addition to private burn operating rooms, procedure rooms, multi-disciplinary ancillary services, and the outpatient clinic. There are 300 admissions and 500 outpatient burns seen annually. The burn team manages burn resuscitations, inhalation injuries, burn physiology derangements, wound care, and surgical debridement and wound closure for acute burn patients.
The Speedway Burn Unit at Riley Hospital for Children houses a 10-bed burn unit within walking distance from the adult hospital. There are 120 admissions and 400 outpatient burns seen annually. There are dedicated advanced practice providers to assist with daily patient care, outpatient evaluations, and coordinating burn reconstructions. The burn team, with assistance from the PICU services, manages all medical aspects of acute burn care along with the surgical debridements, wound closures, and reconstructive procedures.