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The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship selects one applicant per year to fulfill its position, which is fully accredited through the ACGME.

Since its inception in 1998, all critical care fellowship graduates who have taken the Surgical Critical Care Boards have passed. In addition, the surgical critical-care residents that have all desired to pursue a career in pediatric surgery have matched into ACGME-accredited pediatric surgery fellowships.

The surgical critical care fellow participates in the research endeavors of the Department of Surgery, including multiple research projects in pediatric and neonatal critical care.

Your clinical experience

Congenital heart disease

Our high-volume Heart Center hosts 350 surgeries every year, as well as treatments including single-ventricle palliation, ventricular assist devices and transplants.


The ECMO program in our PICU, launched in 2007, sees 40-50 cases and 500-600 patient days annually, utilizing both VV and VA modalities.

Burn and trauma

The only Level-1 trauma center in a free-standing children's hospital in our region, Children's Mercy is also pursuing American Burn Center certification. PICU providers co-manage all burn and trauma cases admitted to our unit.


Children's Mercy has an active bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy, kidney and heart transplant program.

More about your clinical experience and rotations

Research opportunities

Each of our trainees is expected to complete a minimum of one scholarly project during the course of their fellowship, resulting in the submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed publication.

Past/current fellows have completed scholarly work in the areas of bioethics, clinical research, translational research, basic science, education and quality improvement. View our fellows' research.

Apply for the program

The application process for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Children's Mercy Kansas City is performed outside the match.

Learn more about the application process.