Exceptional and Unique Training Experiences
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
As of June 1, 2018, Creighton University School of Medicine became the official sponsoring institution for all the graduate medical education (GME) programs within the institution. In addition to the above, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is home to and/or has affiliations with:
- Barrow Neurological Institute, an internationally and nationally recognized center for Neurosurgery and Neurology
- Norton Thoracic Institute, one of the busiest double lung transplant centers in the nation, in addition to expertise in foregut surgery
- An ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center, the busiest in metropolitan Phoenix
- Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which treats more than 60 types of cancer by employing advanced genetic and molecular testing
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Valleywise Health Medical Center is a 325-bed acute care hospital located near the heart of downtown Phoenix and is a tertiary referral center for ambulatory care and long-term care within Maricopa County, as well as the state of Arizona. Valleywise Health Medical Center’s primary mission is providing care for the poor in the community. The hospital sees a large case load in Level I Trauma, contains a Pediatric Level 2 Trauma center, and houses the renowned Arizona Burn Center.
Valleywise Health Medical center is transitioning to a brand new, state of the art Hospital and Support Services Building Fall of 2023 with 233 single patient rooms. The Arizona Burn Center (ABC) at Valleywise Health has the distinction of being the state’s only adult and pediatric tertiary burn center verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and has 45 beds. At the ABC, we treat every imaginable type of burn – including those caused by fire, hot liquids, electricity and lightning, chemicals, smoke inhalation, and Arizona’s extreme summer heat. Working in partnership with our nationally verified Trauma Center, the Arizona Burn Center offers critically injured patients a greater than 98 percent survival rate, exceeding the national average of 94 percent.
Affiliate Healthcare Centers
Mayo Clinic Hospital was designed to provide state-of-the-art inpatient medical care with maximum efficiency in a patient-and-visitor-friendly environment. Mayo Clinic Hospital has 208 licensed beds, and provides inpatient care to support the 65 medical and surgical specialties and programs of Mayo Clinic.
HonorHealth, a nonprofit organization, has five campuses, outpatient centers, home health services and a wide range of community health education and outreach programs.
Scottsdale Osborn is a full-service acute-care hospital with 337 inpatient beds. The hospital's Level 1 Trauma Center is consistently one of the busiest in the state and underwent a major expansion in 2004. In addition to a full range of services, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn offers: Level 1 trauma center, Primary Stroke Center, Cardiology Services, Oncology Services, Total Joint Replacement Center, Greenbaum Surgery Center, Wound Management Clinic, Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery, Family Medicine Residency Program and Military Trauma Training Programs
Scottsdale Shea has 405 inpatient beds and is known for its oncology, bariatrics, cardiology, orthopedics and women's and children's services. In addition to a full-range of services, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea specializes in the following areas: 24-hour Level II trauma center, Cardiology services, Oncology services, Pediatric services, Women's Center, Level II EQ enhanced neonatal intensive care unit, Surgical Weight Reduction Program, Piper Surgery Center and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
The patient population served by HonorHealth is culturally and socioeconomically diverse.
Site Director: Kaveh Najafi, MD
The Vascular Surgery rotation is designed to provide a broad-based vascular surgery experience for our fourth-year surgical residents. Residents will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of cases from relatively simple routine outpatient procedures to complicated, technically demanding operations, including endovascular experience. At present we have two separate vascular surgery rotations within the Honor Health System for PGY3-5 residents.
Site Director: Stephen Smith, MD
Provides general surgery experience for our first-year surgical residents at Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
This site includes an opportunity for elective rotations in advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy.
Site Director: Jennefer Kieran, MD
Thoracic/Cardiovascular rotations for PGY4-5 residents are held at Banner University Medical Center.
Site Director: Orazio Amabile, MD