Fellowship Details

Univ. of VA Combined Orthopaedic/Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship

Contact Person For Application: Freda McClung
University of Virginia Health System
Box 800376
Charlottesville, VA  22908
United States
Fellowship Type: Primary Hand Programs
Fellowship Title: Univ. of VA Combined Orthopaedic/Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship
Box 800376
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA  22902
United States
Geographic Region: Southeast
Number of years this fellowship has existed: More than 10 years
Fellowship Director: David B. Drake, M.D.
Additional Faculty: Abhinav Bobby Chhabra, M.D.; Raymond F. Morgan, M.D.; A. Rashard Dacus, M.D.
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: July 7 to July 7
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 5
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 50
Nerve Repairs: 120
Replants: 10
Head and Neck: 0
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 0
Upper Extremity: 630
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 0
Trunk: 0
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 1
Stipend (Annual): $55,810
Night and Weekend Call: Two weeks/month backup call
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Available
Clinical Research Opportunities: Multiple
Prerequisite/requisite training required: Board-eligible in plastic, general, or orthopedic surgery
Other Training Required: None
Application Deadline: January 31
Interview Period: March 1 to April 30
Additional Program Information: This one-year combined plastic/orthopedic surgery fellowship provides a balanced teaching, research, and clinical experience. Responsibilities include patient evaluation, treatment-plan development, acute and reconstructive surgery, and postoperative care. Clinical problems treated include acute trauma, post-trauma reconstruction, congenital anomalies, arthritis reconstruction, and microsurgery. Original research is encouraged and supported, and fully staffed microsurgery laboratory is available for training and research. The fellow instructs medical students and orthopedic and plastic surgery residents, and is responsible for combined hand conferences as well. All activities are conducted at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Board eligibility in plastic, orthopedic, or general surgery is required. Fellows are eligible for the CAQ, and we use the Hand Match.
Website Link: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/plasticsurgery/students/hand.cfm
*For information on previous fellows, please contact the fellowship institution directly.