Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
The fellowship program exists in a busy academic setting. With a large and diverse patient population, the fellowship program is able to offer in depth exposure to the full range of facial plastic and reconstructive procedures to include cleft lip and palate repair, local flap repair of facial defects following excision of cutaneous malignancies, craniofacial trauma repair, microvascular free tissue transfer reconstruction of the head and neck, as well as a full complement of cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedures.
This is not an observational fellowship. Fellows must possess the appropriate surgical skills and judgment to function as the primary surgeon, under the supervision of the fellowship faculty. Fellows also play an active role in resident education. There are numerous opportunities to participate in either basic science and/or clinical research.
Previous fellows have successfully entered private practice and academics.
Application to our facial plastic surgery Fellowship is made through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Application to the Fellowship Program is made through the San Francisco Matching Program. Interviews generally take place in April and May of each year.
The surgical skills laboratory serves as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing surgeons of all subspecialty fields. The lab provides a setting in which learners of all levels may practice and hone their surgical skills. Using cadaveric specimens allow participants a relaxed setting to strengthen their anatomic knowledge without putting actual patients at risk.