Fellowship Details

University of Tennessee Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

Contact Person For Application: Elizabeth Sauve, C-TAGME
910 Madison Avenue, #315
Memphis, TN  38163
United States
Fellowship Type: Microsurgery
Fellowship Title: University of Tennessee Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship
910 Madison Avenue, #315
Memphis, TN  38163
United States
Geographic Region: Southeast
Number of years this fellowship has existed: 3 years
Fellowship Director: Petros Konofaos, MD
Additional Faculty: Robert Wallace, MD; Roberto Lachica, MD; William Hickerson, MD; Edward Luce, MD; Sonia Alvarez, MD; Uzoma Gbulie, MD
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: July 1 to June 30
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 80
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 11
Nerve Repairs: 7
Replants: 0
Head and Neck: 39
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 2
Upper Extremity: 5
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 13
Trunk: 1
Lower Extremity : 22
Specialty Cases: Microsurgical Facial Reanimation = 3
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 1
Stipend (Annual): 2016-2017 PGY6 $60,200
Night and Weekend Call: Yes
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Available
Clinical Research Opportunities: Available
Prerequisite/requisite training required: Graduate of ACGME - Accredited Plastic Surgery Residency or international medical graduate with equivalent training. Pre-plastic surgery applicants with at leat 2 years of US surgical residency training may be considered. USMLE Step 3 completion is required prior to application for all candidates.
Application Deadline: March 15
Interview Period: January 30 to April 30
Additional Program Information: This fellowship will provide in-depth experience with breast, head and neck, and extremity microsurgery as well as oncologic reconstructive surgery. We support active head and neck, breast, and sarcoma services, and the regional burn unit is run by our department. The microsurgery fellow will be involved with surgical cases at Methodist University Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Opportunities to participate in diverse microsurgical cases, upper extremity, facial reanimation, and cosmetic surgery are available. Interest in research is welcomed and supported. Non-US applicants must be willing to apply for and work under a J-1 visa.
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