is an online, interactive, educational resource based at the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. It is open to any physician, medical student, or allied healthcare provider interested in the discipline of Surgical Critical Care.

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The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year for both Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. Interested individuals may apply through the online application available on this website. For any questions, please contact the webmaster.

The Trauma Surgery Fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center is becoming a formal Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. Since its inception in 1997, the Trauma Surgery Fellowship at ORMC has included extensive experience in acute care general surgery as well as trauma surgery and burn surgery. With the current emphasis on formalizing fellowship training in acute care surgery, ORMC has decided to proceed with AAST accreditation as a formal Aute Care Surgery Fellowship. The two-year fellowship will now include rotations in acute care, trauma, burns, thoracic, hepatobiliary, vascular, orthopedic, and neurological surgery. Fellows will also continue to receive extensive training in surgical critical care, ICU & trauma center administration, research, evidence-based medicine guidelines, statistics, and Six Sigma problem solving. For those interested only in a one-year fellowship, the traditional Surgical Critical Care fellowship will remain available. has gone mobile!. Go to on your smartphone and link web-based applications to your home page including key resuscitation checklists.

New Lectures

Latest EBM Guidelines


Matthew Johnston MD presented his research entitled "Increased Body Mass Index Should Not Prevent Open Abdominal Decompression in the Trauma Population" at the 42nd Clinical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, February 18-23rd, 2013, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

New Instructional Videos

The Surgical Critical Care team at Orlando Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with the Valencia College School of Respiratory Care, has created an online video illustrating percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy insertion. This is the first of a variety of videos that will teach the proper technique for common bedside ICU procedures. Many thanks to the Valencia Productions staff for their superb work in producing this instructional video.

Additional instructional videos are currently in production.

But Wait, There's More!!

"Redwax", a Southern Rock/Alternative country band is comprised of Matt Lube MD (ORMC ICU/trauma surgeon), Chad Smith MD (ORMC ICU/trauma surgeon), Luke Elms MD (ORMC general surgery resident), Matthew Johnston MD (ORMC general surgery resident),and Ryan Wright RN (ORMC Trauma ICU nurse). Redwax performs at local venues in Orlando drawing large audiences.

Recent publications from the department...