The UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is pleased to announce the establishment of the UAB Trauma and Acute Care (TAC) fellowship program. The program consists of 12 months of post-graduate training after successful completion of an accredited residency program in Anesthesiology. Fellows serve as part-time faculty members in the UAB Department of Anesthesiology.

Directed by Associate Professor Bert Pierce, M.D., the TAC program at UAB specializes in Emergency Department evaluation and care for trauma patients and intra-operative management and resuscitation of trauma patients with care continuing into the post-operative period. 

Fellows will have advanced training in trauma and acute care anesthesia such as:
·      Acute trauma resuscitation for level 1 alerts
·      Advanced airway management for trauma and emergency room patients
·      Acute level 1 trauma procedures to prepare for admission to the ICU or transport to the OR
·      Perioperative TEE and TTE with the goal of obtaining sufficient skill and knowledge to pass the TEE exam for
·      Trauma ICU and Neuro ICU managing critically ill trauma patients
·      Regional and Epidural Anesthesia for acute pain management in trauma
·      Emergency radiology 
·      Blood banking and utilization
·      Trauma related research
·      Scene and inter-hospital transport and care (ground and air transport)
·      ATLS certification with the goal of obtaining instructor status

Our comprehensive didactic program includes departmental grand rounds, journal club, and weekly lecture series. The fellow is also expected to participate in the Trauma Anesthesia Society meeting. Fellow participation in clinical research and presentations at national/regional meetings is strongly encouraged. 

Rotations Include:
•    OR Trauma (3 months)
•    Echo (2 months)
•    TBICU (2 months)
•    Regional/IPS (1 month)
•    Pre-hospital Transport (1 month)
•    Emergency Radiology (1 month)
•    Research (1 month)
•    Elective (1 month)

Electives include:  Blood Bank, Orthopedic Trauma, Simulation, Disaster preparedness/response, General Emergency Medicine or a repeat of the above listed rotations.

For more information, please contact:

Bert Pierce, M.D.
Program Director