Program Overview & Curriculum
The program will provide comprehensive training and education across a wide array of microsurgical cases including reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, extremities, trunk, and lymphatic system. We perform approximately 130 free tissue transfers per year in addition to complex non-microsurgical reconstruction. Fellows participate in weekly Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Surgical Oncology conferences. Didactics are focused on education and research. Fellows will present at these conferences and participate in teaching plastic surgery residents and medical students. The fellow may also participate in institutional multidisciplinary tumor boards including breast, sarcoma, head and neck, and cutaneous malignancy. There is opportunity for exposure to non-oncologic free tissue transfer (i.e. limb salvage) at other institutions if desired.
Funding for travel to the annual meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery is provided. Fellows are expected to complete at least one original academic project to submit for national presentation and publication. In addition, the fellow will give a grand rounds presentation on a topic of their choice to the Department of Surgical Oncology.
We perform a high volume of microsurgery including complex cases and a breadth of case diversity. The environment is extremely collegial. Working closely with other divisions both within our department and other departments prepares the fellow to be a leader in the multidisciplinary care of complex reconstructive patients. The fellow has the opportunity to work alongside other attendings and fellows who bring a wide variety of experience and are national leaders in their fields.
The program’s goal is to prepare the trainee for a leadership role in microsurgery in an academic or community setting as well as develop the skills to perform microsurgery and complex reconstruction in a safe, efficient, and successful manner.