|Surgical Critical Care/Burns
The Arizona Burn Center Burn / I.C.U. Fellowship is coordinated by Marc R. Matthews, FACS, Associate Medical Director and Director of Burn Disaster Services at the Arizona Burn Center. Additionally, he is one of the Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Attending staff at Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Dr. Matthews is board certified in both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He has been teaching burn care to surgery residents since 2003. Maricopa Integrated Health System includes Maricopa Medical Center (2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008), a public teaching hospital affiliated both with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. The Mission of Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is to offer a full spectrum of high quality healthcare in an organized, customer-oriented, academic environment. MIHS is situated in Maricopa County, Arizona, which is the fourth largest county in the United States with over 4 million inhabitants. Within Maricopa County, the greater Phoenix metropolitan area currently is the 5th largest city in the United States. MIHS is an ACGME-accredited institution utilizing the Maricopa Medical Center as the primary teaching hospital combined with multiple primary care clinics located throughout the valley. Maricopa Medical Center is the only full-service provider for the uninsured and medically indigent population of Maricopa County as well as the tertiary care center for the Native American populations located in Arizona. MIHS is home to nine ACGME-approved residency programs (General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics). In addition, MIHS participates in integrated programs such as Plastic Surgery with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology with St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and Pediatrics with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, MIHS is ACGME-accredited for providing continuing medical education for physicians and other allied health professionals. There are approximately 250 full-time faculty that provide services, many of which have singular or dual academic rank with university medical programs. MIHS maintains institutional affiliations with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Scottsdale, AZ & Rochester, MN); St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center / Barrows Neurological Institute (Phoenix); Good Samaritan Health System (Phoenix); Midwestern University (Glendale, AZ); and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (Tucson). All the aforementioned centers utilize services provided at Maricopa Medical Center to assist in training their residents and students. The overall philosophy of the Arizona Burn Center Burn / I.C.U. Fellowship is to provide an intense exposure to all aspects of burn surgery and burn-specific critical care in a busy, inner-city tertiary care hospital. Such exposure includes the procedural and administrative skills necessary to care for critically-ill burn patients, manage burn units, teach burn care curricula, and conduct quality burn care research. A significant didactic curriculum is planned as well as self-learning goals under the guidance of board-certified burn faculty. Frequent formal evaluations and outcome measurements of Fellow performance will ensure that the six core competencies outlined by the ACGME are being met.