General Surgery Residency

Surgical Critical Care

The one-year ACGME-accredited surgical critical care fellowship training program at MCNH began in 2010 with one fellowship position. The program expanded to two fellowship positions in 2013. The program consists of rotations in STICU, CVICU, PICU, and MSICU as well as two in-house electives (Radiology, Infectious Disease, Interventional Radiology & Endovascular, Advanced Cardiology Techniques, and Geriatrics & Palliative Care) and/or an away elective (Burns). The program also has a robust educational program consisting of a lecture series, Sim Lab training, and board review. The Comprehensive Board Prep Bundle is provided for each fellow to enhance their learning experience and to use in board preparation. This educational resource is utilized in conjunction with one-on-one board preparation with a surgical critical care intensivist.

Amy B. Christie, MD

A Message from Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Critical Care Services at Navicent Health continues its commitment to clinical outcomes research, quality improvement initiatives for ICU protocol development, and providing administrative leadership for transitioning to dedicated intensivist staffing in Navicent's Adult Critical Care Units. We continue to onboard excellent intensivist faculty to support this multidisciplinary department.

In the academic year of 2019-2020, the Navicent Critical Care Department faced the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, as did hospitals across our nation. Our department worked collaboratively with our partners across the enterprise system to provide high level care to patients admitted to the ICU. Our team participated in Institutional Grand Rounds regarding our critical care experience with COVID-19 patients. Similarly, our faculty is scheduled to participate in a COVID-19 panel discussion for the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting. Additionally, our Critical Care team published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery a case series of our early outcomes with utilization of tissue plasminogen activator in COVID-19 associated respiratory distress. We also look forward to participating in the multisite Society of Critical Care Medicine VIRUS COVID-19 Registry.

Program Director:

Amy B. Christie, MD, FACS
The Medical Center, Navicent Health
777 Hemlock Street, MSC 103
Macon, GA 31201
Tel: (478) 633-1199
Fax: (478) 633-5153