Fellowship Details

UPMC Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Contact Person For Application: Michelle Gigliotti
3550 Terrace Street
664 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Fellowship Type: Microsurgery
Fellowship Title: UPMC Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
3550 Terrace Street
683 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Geographic Region: Northeast
Number of years this fellowship has existed: 4 years
Fellowship Director: Mario Solari, MD
Additional Faculty: Oguz Acarturk, MD; Carolyn De La Cruz, MD; Michael Gimbel MD; Mark Kubik, MD; Vu Nguyen, MD; James Russavage, MD; Shaun Sridharan, MD
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: July 1 to June 30
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 225
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 100
Nerve Repairs: 10
Replants: 10
Head and Neck: 75
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 150
Upper Extremity: 0
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 100
Trunk: 25
Lower extremity: 35
Specialty Cases: very strong H+N recon and breast; facial reanimation; breast- DIEP, SIEA, GAP, TUG
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 1
Stipend (Annual): Salary varies depending on level of training
Night and Weekend Call: 1-2 calls per month.
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Available.
Clinical Research Opportunities: Required.
Prerequisite/requisite training required: Candidates must have successfully completed a Plastic Surgery Residency and be board certified or board eligible in Plastic Surgery. ECFMG Certification is required for all International Medical Graduates.
Other Training Required: Previous microsurgical experience during residency is very helpful.
Application Deadline: March 06
Interview Period: April 14 to May 22
Additional Program Information: The Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a one year fellowship within the division of plastic surgery which concentrates on the functional and aesthetic reconstruction of defects and deficits throughout the entire body, including after head and neck cancer extirpation, mastectomy, trunk cancer resection, lower extremity cancer or trauma, for dynamic facial reanimation, and for other congenital or acquired defects. Microsurgical techniques are heavily emphasized, although conventional macroscopic techniques are also represented. The fellow participates in a busy operative schedule, as well as weekly conferences and clinics, and is involved in academic and clinical house officer teaching. In addition, the fellow conducts clinical research projects during the year with the expected goal of regional and national meeting presentation and manuscript submission. There are MANY more cases performed than can be physically covered by the single fellow. He/she often must choose which case to participate in based on the educational value of the case.
Website Link: http://www.plasticsurgery.pitt.edu/education/fellowship-program/microvascular-reconstructive-surgery-fellowship
*For information on previous fellows, please contact the fellowship institution directly.