Department of Surgery

Surgical Critical Care Residency


About the Program


Led by Program Director Dr. Jeremy Ward, the Baylor College of Medicine Surgical Critical Care Residency program provides residents with a broad-based education in all phases of surgical critical care.

The program allows residents to develop advanced proficiency in the surgical management of critically ill patients specifically as they relate to hemodynamic instability, multiple organ failure and complex co-existing medical problems; to develop the qualifications necessary to supervise a surgical critical care unit; and to conduct scholarly activities in surgical critical care.

Our affiliated hospitals, Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital, have extensive clinical volume to provide critical care residents with the needed experience to attain proficiency in the surgical management of critically ill adult and pediatric patients. In addition, the surgical critical care resident will assume supervisory and administrative roles in each ICU under the supervision and mentorship of each of the assigned faculty.

There are two separate focus areas of the surgical critical care residency program - the adult focus and the pediatric focus.

  • The adult focus concentrates on adult surgical critical care patients at Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
  • The pediatric focus concentrates additional time on pediatric surgical critical care patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, along with adult care rotations at Ben Taub Hospital.

Applicant Information


To apply to this program, visit our surgical critical care residency application information page.

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