Fellowship Details

Cleveland Clinic Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship

Contact Person For Application: Theraesa Jones-Cleveland
9500 Euclid Avenue
Mail Code A60
Cleveland, OH  44195
United States
Fellowship Type: Microsurgery
Fellowship Title: Cleveland Clinic Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship
9500 Euclid Avenue
Mail Code A60
Cleveland, OH  44195
United States
Geographic Region: Midwest
Number of years this fellowship has existed: 9 years
Fellowship Director: Graham Schwarz, MD
Additional Faculty: Steven Bernard, MD; Bahar Bassiri, MD; Risal Djohan, MD, Brian Gastman, MD; Raffi Gurunluoglu, MD; Mark Hendrickson, MD; Andrea Moreira, MD; Antonio Rampazzo, MD
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: July 1 to June 30
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 400
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 700
Nerve Repairs: 50
Replants: 0
Head and Neck: 35
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 800
Upper Extremity: 5
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 250
Trunk: 35
Lymphatic microsurgery: 60
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 2
Stipend (Annual): 60K-70K depending on clinical year
Night and Weekend Call: Average 1 week in 6 weeks
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Available
Clinical Research Opportunities: Significant resources and opportunities exist. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical research. Dedicated weekly research time is allocated.
Prerequisite/requisite training required: Applicants will have completed an accredited plastic surgery training program in US or Canada and must be eligible for licensure in Ohio. Outstanding international applicants with current USMLE and ECFMG certification and who qualify for Ohio state licensure are also welcomed.
Application Deadline: March 31
Interview Period: April 1 to May 31
Additional Program Information: Fellows will gain significant experience in microvascular reconstruction with particular emphasis on reconstructive breast procedures. The fellow will develop expertise in soft tissue and bony reconstruction in the head and neck, trunk and extremity. A high volume and breadth of complex oncologic and traumatic presentations will be encountered. Additional training in microsurgical and supermicrosurgical treatments for lymphedema will be acquired. The fellow will have an opportunity to participate in the care of vascularized composite tissue allotransplant patients. Access to the Cleveland Clinic microsurgery skills training lab and fresh cadaver lab is available. Fellows will participate in resident teaching and departmental educational conferences.
Website Link: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/dermatology-plastic-surgery/medical-professionals/plastic-surgery-residencies-fellowships
*For information on previous fellows, please contact the fellowship institution directly.