Welcome to the Louisiana State University Health Shreveport Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program. Thank you for your interest in our program!

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at LSU Health Shreveport is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship with two positions available each year. While the program is in its early stages, the faculty are heavily invested in education and evidence-based care of critically ill patients. LSU Health Shreveport was the first adult level I trauma center in Louisiana verified by the American College of Surgeons in 1991 and is currently one of only three such facilities in the state. Similarly, the center was the first ACS-verified pediatric trauma center in Louisiana and remained such until August of 2022. The trauma center is clinically very busy.


Trauma Activations


Trauma Admissions


Penetrating Trauma Annually

The Mission  of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at LSU Health Shreveport is aligned with institutional aims to teach, heal, and discover. These three pillars represent the inherent goals of any quality surgical training program.

TEACH - We aim to teach the next generation of Surgical Critical Care Intensivists in a variety of arenas including normal physiology, pathophysiology of critical illness, critical care management, surgical techniques, ethical and end of life care, professionalism, leadership, ICU administration, and more culminating in graduating fellows who are prepared to be excellent clinicians and leaders in the academic, hospital, and local communities they will serve.

HEAL - We intend to provide the very best care for our diverse and complex patient population based on a solid foundation of evidence-based practice.

DISCOVER - We will promote a spirit of scientific inquiry and foster a sense of always striving to find new ways to better care for those in need.

The fellows of this program are exposed to a high volume and wide breadth of surgical pathology and will undoubtedly complete the program as excellent clinicians. We look forward to connecting with interested applicants. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Brett Chapman, MD, FACS

Brett Chapman, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, SCC Fellowship Program Director, Co-Director Trauma ICU




Applicants for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at LSU Health Shreveport must be on track to complete or have completed a General Surgery Residency program accredited by the ACGME.

Application Review and Interview Process

The Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society (SCCPDS) has developed the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS) for all prospective fellowship applicants. Applications for the LSU Health Shreveport Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program must be submitted via SAFAS. Prospective applicants should familiarize themselves with the SAFAS Applicant Instructions page to ensure the application process progresses appropriately.

Excellent surgeons and surgical critical care intensivists come from all backgrounds and experiences, and our heartfelt belief is that appropriate representation and opportunity are critical to transfer of ideas, innovation in the care of our patients, education of our trainees, and production of the best prepared and most well-rounded individuals for the local and academic communities in which they will serve. The Program Director will review every submitted application personally only after name, age, gender, race and ethnicity, and photographs have been blinded by the Program Administrator. Initial determination for suitability will be based on academic and clinical achievement, peer and mentor commentary, and life experience. Applications from those deemed to be good candidates will be offered an invitation to interview.

Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Program Administrator. Details regarding interviews will be released to selected applicants closer to the interview date. Our projected interview dates are:

June 3, 2024
June 10, 2024
June 17, 2024
July 22, 2024
July 29, 2024
August 5, 2024

**Projected dates are subject to change.

The application window for 2025-2026 fellowship year opens on March 1, 2024. The deadline date for our program will be July 12, 2024. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Selection Process

After interviews are complete, the Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care faculty members meet to discuss and rank each applicant. The Program Director then prepares the Rank List for the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) Surgical Critical Care Match.

 Our program code for the NRMP Match is 1232442F0.

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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.





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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program