Fellowship Details

NYU Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Fellowship

Contact Person For Application: Tabbatha Room
Bellevue Hospital; Plastic Surgery
462 First Avenue, A669
New York, NY  10016
United States
Fellowship Type: Microsurgery
Fellowship Title: NYU Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Fellowship
307 E. 33rd Street
Lower Level
New York, NY  10016
United States
Geographic Region: Northeast
Number of years this fellowship has existed: More than 10 years
Fellowship Director: Jamie Levine, M.D.
Additional Faculty: Christina Y. Ahn, M.D.; David T. W. Chiu, M.D.; Mihye Choi, M.D.; Mark D. DeLacure, M.D.; Alexes Hazen, M.D.; Nolan S. Karp, M.D. ; Jamie P. Levine, M.D.; Michael S. Margiotta, M.D.; Pierre B. Saadeh, M.D.; Sheel Sharma, M.D.; Robert Allen, MD; Daniel Ceradini, MD; Vishal Thanik, MD
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: July 1 to June 30
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 250
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 120
Nerve Repairs: 20
Replants: 40
Head and Neck: 50
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 0
Upper Extremity: 0
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 120
Trunk: 0
Specialty Cases: Specialty Cases: 120
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 2
Stipend (Annual): $60,000
Night and Weekend Call: 5+ for surgical cases/replantation
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Available
Clinical Research Opportunities: Available and required
Prerequisite/requisite training required: Completion of Plastic Surgical Residency and in rare circumstances completion of approved residency in surgical specialties including orthopedics, ENT, general surgery etc.
Application Deadline: April 01
Interview Period: May 1 to May 30
Additional Program Information: Summary: The NYU Plastic Surgery offers a one year fellowship in microsurgery and reconstruction, commencing July. Training is based at three distinct hospital centers, each providing a unique range of reconstructive challenges. The caseload exceeds 100 free flaps per year and is complemented by extensive extremity replantation/revascularization opportunities. The experience is truly comprehensive with an outstanding combination of case variety, patient diversity, faculty interaction, clinical independence, and research opportunities. The stipend, depending on prior training, is at the PGY-8 level and housing assistance is available. Affiliated Hospitals: NYU Hospital Bellevue Hospital Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (Limited/occasional case) Emphasis of Program: Microsurgery and reconstruction Requirements for Acceptance to Fellowship: Candidates for the Fellowship Program must have completed plastic surgery training in an approved program in the United States or have had comparable training and experience in foreign hospitals. Applications should be requested 9 - 12 months prior to the start of the fellowship. Description of Fellowship: Fellows begin rapidly assisting and performing microsurgical and reconstructive procedures under attending supervision. During the year, the trainee becomes experienced with clinical microvascular transplantation, replantation surgery, surgery of the peripheral nerves, and routine reconstruction. This includes facial microvascular free flap restoration. The fellows also have the opportunity for clinical research and laboratory research. The fellows are based at both the Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Hospital for clinical duties. The Research Lab, under the direction of Dr. Levine, is located in the Rusk Institute. Length of Training Rotation: Appointments are for 12 months and follow the academic calendar extending from July 1st through June 30th of the following year. Fellowship Responsibilities: The fellows’ responsibilities include involvement in the planning and execution of a wide variety of microsurgical and reconstructive procedures, and replantation/revascularization surgery. Resident interaction varies per institution Other Related Activities: Fellows participate in Bellevue rounds, monthly Indications/M&M conference, Grand Rounds (weekly), Facial Paralysis conference (monthly), Peripheral Nerve conference (Monthy), Vascular Anomalies conferences, and all other teaching conferences. Research Activities: Fellows are required to undertake clinical research projects including abstract submission to two meetings per year (ASRM mandatory). Presentations at national meetings are subsidized. Basic science research projects and laboratory facilities are available.
Website Link: http://www.med.nyu.edu/plastic-surgery/education/fellowship-programs/microsurgery-fellowship
*For information on previous fellows, please contact the fellowship institution directly.