Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Surgical Critical Care fellowship offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited dynamic learning experience devoted to an intensive clinical training within a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

Learning Environment

The mission of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is to train the next generation of excellent clinicians and leaders in the management of critically ill surgical children within a multidisciplinary and learner-centric environment. This fellowship is a one-year program that provides the opportunity to care for neonates affected with congenital surgical anomalies, patients afflicted by trauma or a surgical disease, and non-cardiac patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

The trainee will have a unique opportunity of working in the nation’s only 24/7 critical care unit exclusively devoted to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The expert care provided in this 15-bed unit creates an educational opportunity essential to critical care concepts from this high-risk population that translates to other critically ill populations. Elective rotations in anesthesia, pediatric critical care medicine, and the cardiovascular intensive care unit are available to augment the trainees’ armamentarium in the care of the critically ill surgical child. The trainee also will rotate at our secondary training site, Tampa General Hospital, which will allow a comprehensive exposure to the care of the surgical critically ill adult.

Research and Investigation

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Surgical Critical Care Fellowship provides the opportunity for exposure to academic scholarly activities, clinical research methodology, critical literature review, principles of evidence-based medicine, as well as the opportunity for involvement in clinically oriented research projects or quality improvement initiatives.

Highlights and Requirements

  • Trainees must have completed at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in general surgery as a prerequisite for admission to the program
  • Focus: Clinical Excellence and Leadership in Pediatric Surgical Critical Care
  • Duration: One year
  • Opportunity for a dedicated research year following training, based on clinical performance
  • One fellow per year will be accepted
  • Applications open in January for the following academic year
  • Interviews will be conducted via teleconference
  • Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided
  • Application: Trainees should submit their CV, ABSITE scores, and at least two letters of recommendation to the program coordinator, cm@jhmi.edu, to apply

Program Leadership


Raquel Gonzalez, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Gonzalez is a pediatric and surgical critical care surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2017.  She was previously the surgical critical care fellowship program director at the Detroit Medical Center and also served as a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association Surgical Critical Care Committee. Dr. Gonzalez received her medical degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine and trained in general surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Gonzalez then completed a surgical critical care fellowship at University of Michigan Health Systems & CS Mott Children’s Hospital and a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  She subsequently completed a Master’s in Health Care Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is fluent in Spanish.
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At a Glance

  • Licensed beds 259/259
  • Percentage ICU Beds 57%
  • Inpatient admissions 6,200+
  • Total surgeries 8,100+
  • Emergency Center visits 46,000+
  • Outpatient visits 400,000+
  • CDH Beds: 15
  • CDH admissions per year: 45
  • NICU + PICU + IMCU Beds: 97+22+6=125
  • NICU + PICU + IMCU admissions per year: 2,100+

For More Information or to Apply, Please Visit 

Program Coordinator
Carrie Moreland
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric General Surgery
727-767-3439 or cm@jhmi.edu
Fax: 727-767-4346