Research & Medical Education


Research within the Department of Traumatology focuses on improving the clinical care of patients as well as the educational and administrative aspects of trauma care. All members of the Department are encouraged to conduct research. Assistance for the generation of hypotheses, proposal development and refinement and submission of research applications is available from Dr. Karyl Burns, the Department’s Research Scientist. Dr. Burns is also available to assist with abstract and manuscript preparation.

All persons conducting research at Hartford Hospital are required to complete research training offered by Research Administration through the TRINTECH System, an online program to manage research activities including the submission of research applications. TRINTECH can be accessed from here. This site also has information regarding funding opportunities, grants and contracts, the Institutional Review Board and additional resources for research at Hartford Hospital.

Medical Education

Medical Education is one of the Department's most important commitments at all levels.

As the second largest surgical center in New England and the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, Hartford Hospital continues to be a hub for medical training. The Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) features exact replicas of an operating room, intensive care unit, delivery room and trauma room.
Learn more about CESI.

The training faculty provides clinical and didactic education to residents, fellows, and attending physicians in all disciplines.

There are fellowship positions available each year. The Acute Care Surgery Fellowship consists of 12 months of Surgical Critical Care and 12 months of Emergency Surgery, Elective Surgery, and Trauma Surgery.
Learn more about Acute Care Surgery Fellowships.

The educational environment is intense, with multiple opportunities for medical students and residents to discuss challenging and complex patient care issues with their peers and attending physicians. This enhances decision making, cognitive skills and clinical performance of the medical students and residents and provides the faculty with multiple opportunities to both teach and evaluate.

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Center for Emergency Preparedness

In response to events following September 11, 2001, and in accordance with the development of the federal Department of Homeland Security, the State of Connecticut developed an aggressive and nationally recognized disaster preparedness program.

Injury Prevention Center

The mission of the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) is to reduce unintentional injury and violence among Connecticut residents.

Trauma Surgery