Microsurgery Fellowship

Our one-year Microsurgery Fellowship program offers an interdisciplinary approach to microvascular surgical training, encompassing head-to-toe reconstructive surgery in head and neck, breast, trunk, and lymphedema, with strong emphasis on limb salvage and cancer reconstruction.

We are currently interviewing for the 2023-2024 Microsurgery Fellowship program.

The application deadline was March 2, 2022 for the fellowship starting July 1, 2023.

Surgical Training

As a fellow, your microsurgical education will encompass the full breadth of orthoplastic reconstruction including head and neck, breast, trunk, upper and lower extremities, lymphedema surgery and cancer reconstruction, with additional multidisciplinary efforts between plastic and orthopedic surgery with emphasis on limb salvage and reconstruction. Fellows have the opportunity to operate at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Christian Northeast Hospital.

This program includes a combination of didactic and clinical teaching in the operating room and clinical settings. Fellows will be assigned on a rotating basis to work with attending microvascular surgeons in orthopedic and plastic surgery. Our goal is to offer fellows that allows for approximately equal exposure to orthopedic and plastic surgical perspectives, and to leverage the advantages of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our faculty will be closely involved in your training, while still giving you the opportunity to gain independence. You will participate not only as a trainee, but also as a teacher. As a fellow, you will have an instructor-level appointment and will work closely with residents in plastic surgery and with medical students.

Research

Faculty in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have a wide range of research interests. During the course of your fellowship, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and conduct research within the department labs. At the end of this year-long fellowship, you will submit your abstracts to the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through SF Match.

Required application documents:

  • CAS Application:
    • Complete Personal Info form
    • Submit Additional Info form
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • USMLE/COMLEX or equivalent transcripts
  • Copy of Medical License
  • Letter of Good Standing (signed by current program director)
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • ECFMG Certificate (applicable to International Graduates)

Prerequisites

Required Qualifications

  • Be eligible for employment
  • Be eligible for a Missouri medical license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have completed an ACGME-accredited plastic surgery residency program
  • Be eligible for American Board of Plastic Surgery certification

Program Credentials

This is a non-ACGME accredited fellowship.

International Candidates

Our institution most frequently sponsors J-1 visas on a case-by-case basis, however, we are not able to guarantee sponsorship of any type of visa.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about this fellowship program, please contact Hayley Nichols for more information.

Program Directors

Portrait of Justin M Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS.

Justin M Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Sydney M. Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Chair
Portrait of Rachel Anolik, MD.

Rachel Anolik, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Portrait of David M. Brogan, MD, MSc.

David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Teaching Faculty

Portrait of Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C).

Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Portrait of Joani M. Christensen, MD.

Joani M. Christensen, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Portrait of Kelly Currie, MD.

Kelly Currie, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Portrait of John M. Felder, MD.

John M. Felder, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD.

Terence M. Myckatyn, MD

Professor of Surgery
Portrait of Mitchell A. Pet, MD.

Mitchell A. Pet, MD

Associate Director, Hand Surgery Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Portrait of Thomas H. Tung, MD.

Thomas H. Tung, MD

Professor of Surgery
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