Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Surgical Critical Care fellowship offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited dynamic learning experience devoted to an intensive clinical training within a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Learning Environment

The mission of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is to train the next generation of excellent clinicians and leaders in the management of critically ill surgical children within a multidisciplinary and learner-centric environment. This fellowship is a one-year program that provides the opportunity to care for neonates affected with congenital surgical anomalies, patients afflicted by trauma or a surgical disease, and non-cardiac patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

The trainee will have a unique opportunity of working in the nation’s only 24/7 critical care unit exclusively devoted to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The expert care provided in this 15-bed unit creates an educational opportunity essential to critical care concepts from this high-risk population that translates to other critically ill populations. Elective rotations in anesthesia, pediatric critical care medicine, and the cardiovascular intensive care unit are available to augment the trainees’ armamentarium in the care of the critically ill surgical child. The trainee also will rotate at our secondary training site, Tampa General Hospital, which will allow a comprehensive exposure to the care of the surgical critically ill adult.

Research and Investigation

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Surgical Critical Care Fellowship provides the opportunity for exposure to academic scholarly activities, clinical research methodology, critical literature review, principles of evidence-based medicine, as well as the opportunity for involvement in clinically oriented research projects or quality improvement initiatives.

Highlights and Requirements

  • Trainees must have completed at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in general surgery as a prerequisite for admission to the program
  • Focus: Clinical Excellence and Leadership in Pediatric Surgical Critical Care
  • Duration: One year
  • Opportunity for a dedicated research year following training, based on clinical performance
  • One fellow per year will be accepted
  • Applications open in January for the following academic year
  • Interviews will be conducted via teleconference
  • Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided
  • Application: Trainees should submit their CV, ABSITE scores, and at least two letters of recommendation to the program coordinator [email protected]

Program Leadership

Henry Chang, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Chang is a pediatric surgeon and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His clinical focus includes minimally invasive surgery and colorectal conditions. He is also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a key member of the pediatric surgery service at Tampa General and Brandon Regional Hospitals.

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Henry Chang

Keith Thatch, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Thatch specializes in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is certified in surgery, pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. He serves as the Associate Program Director of the pediatric surgical critical care fellowship program, and leads the American College of Surgeons' Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program at Tampa General Hospital.

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Keith Thatch, M.D.

At a Glance

  • Licensed beds 259/259
  • Percentage ICU Beds 57%
  • Inpatient admissions 6,200+
  • Total surgeries 8,100+
  • Emergency Center visits 46,000+
  • Outpatient visits 400,000+
  • CDH Beds: 15
  • CDH admissions per year: 45
  • NICU + PICU + IMCU Beds: 97+22+6=125
  • NICU + PICU + IMCU admissions per year: 2,100+

For More Information or to Apply, Please Visit 

Program Coordinator
Dawn Jones
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric General Surgery
727-767-8813 or [email protected]
Fax: 727-767-4346