Why Christiana Care?

  • 38th Surgeries Rank
  • 24th Admissions Rank
  • Level 1 trauma center
Source: AHA Annual Survey Database for Fiscal Year 2016

Christiana Care offers a robust fellowship in Surgical Critical Care with an option for completion of an Acute Care Surgery fellowship in a second year of training. The ACGME-accredited, one-year Surgical Critical Care training program, and second-year for Acute Care Surgery provide(s) superior hands on training for physicians who wish to become highly skilled surgical intensivists and educators in trauma and critical care. Successful candidates will develop proficiency in high quality management of critically ill/injured patients, supervision of Surgical Critical Care units, and conduct scholarly activities in an outcome and value-based environment.


Christiana Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and the only ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center in the state of Delaware with a wide catchment area that includes parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. This provides rich clinical training experiences and opportunities. A broad-based curriculum incorporates the latest advances in technology for the management of the critically ill and injured patient. Training will include non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for patient management.


Because Christiana Care administers a General Surgery residency and is the largest teaching affiliate of Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, there is ample opportunity to teach residents and medical students in a variety of settings. Fellows are encouraged and supported in research endeavors through collaboration with a dedicated surgical research nurse coordinator.


Our aim is to prepare surgical intensivists and acute care surgeons who provide state-of-the-art surgical and critical care that recognizes the shared humanity between patient, family and loved ones. Our philosophy in educating physicians now and for the future combines excellence in patient care with advancement in scholarship.

A great place to learn

Christiana Care offers an unmatched learning experience. We’re one of America’s largest, non-sectarian, not for profit health care systems. We serve the Delaware Valley and we’re a nationally recognized, urban and suburban, academic and community hospital. Here you’ll learn from a huge range of pathologies and work with nationally recognized faculty, accelerating your growth as an expert, caring physician.

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    You'll work with great people

    You will work with nationally recognized faculty, aspiring residents, each of them among the most caring physicians you’ll find. They care about healing patients. And they care about your growth as a physician and your growth as a human being.

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    Delaware is a great place to live

    A lot of history, culture and fun has been packed into the nation's first state. New Castle County, home to Christiana Care's campuses, boasts a diverse community, world-renowned museums and cultural attractions, bike and hiking trails and a calendar packed with festivals and community events. Learn more

    • Beaches and state parks

      Enjoy the Delaware beaches or 16 state parks – all within a two hour drive!

    • Tax-free shopping

      Shop tax-free at nearby Christiana Mall and the outlet stores at the beaches.

    • Art, music and nightlife

      Catch a live band at the World Café Live, tour the Winterthur Museum and much more.

    • Sports and recreation

      Canoe the Brandywine River, check out the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team or create your own adventure.

    Ready to join us?

    Ruth Ann Hashak

    302-733-4260

    302-733-4264 (fax)

    RHaschak@Christianacare.org

    Christiana Care Health System
    4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
    Room 2A25
    Newark, DE 19718