General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

The Section of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care combines cutting edge clinical care, education and training of future surgeons, with the most advanced research to improve the management of critically ill or injured patients. The Section has three clinical missions.

  • Trauma cares for all trauma patients admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital, which is the regional Level 1 Trauma Center for Southern Connecticut and the only trauma center in the state to be verified by the American College of Surgeons for both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Surgical Critical Care manages all critically ill surgical patients through its critical care services (the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Intermediate Care Unit).
  • Emergency General Surgery treats patients with surgical emergencies both in the Emergency Department and in the hospital.
These clinical missions are performed by a dedicated group of surgeons who provide around the clock, in-house coverage 365 days a year. In addition to its clinical responsibilities, the Section has a strong dedication to education.  

The Section trains two Critical Care Fellows per year, one Acute Care Surgery Fellow, as well as residents in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine, medical students, nurses, and pre-hospital providers. Finally the Section is also involved in multiple facets of clinical research, with ongoing clinical trials in several areas.

About Us

Yale-New Haven Hospital is the regional Level 1 Trauma Center for Southern Connecticut. YNHH is accredited by both the American College of Surgeons and the State of Connecticut Department...

Research

The Section of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research in trauma and critical care-related issues.

Education

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Yale is designed to train leaders in academic surgical critical care and trauma through a rigorous clinical and educational experience.

Are You A Patient?

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Please visit our section's site at YaleMedicine.org to learn more about what we offer adult and pediatric patients needing surgical treatment and our comprehensive care for a full range of conditions and diseases, from the most common to the most complicated.
A Welcome Message From Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Professor and Section Chief

A Welcome Message From Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Professor and Section Chief

Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Professor and Section Chief, explains how the Trauma Center at Yale is there for patients 24 hours a day, all year long.