Microsurgery Fellowship

Our one-year Microsurgery Fellowship program offers interdisciplinary microvascular surgery training with a strong emphasis on limb salvage and reconstruction.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Microsurgery Fellowship program.

The application deadline is December 15, 2021 for the fellowship starting July 1, 2022.

Surgical Training

The Washington University Medical Center campus includes three connecting facilities: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The fellowship encompasses operative cases and outpatient clinics at all three facilities.

As a fellow, your microsurgery education will focus on orthoplastic reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities, lymphedema surgery and cancer reconstruction.

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.


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

Interested candidates are invited to apply by emailing the required documents listed below to the Microsurgery Fellowship Program Coordinator:

You will need the following documents to apply:

  • Curriculum vitae (most recent)
  • Letter of interest
  • Three references, including name and name and contact information


Prior to starting the fellowship July 1, 2022, candidates must:

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

Program Credentials

This is a non-ACGME accredited fellowship.

International Candidates

Currently, this program does not offer visa sponsorship.

Learn More

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

Program Directors

Portrait of Rachel Anolik, MD.

Rachel Anolik, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Portrait of John M. Felder, MD.

John M. Felder, MD

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

David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, 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
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD.

Terence M. Myckatyn, MD

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

Mitchell A. Pet, MD

Associate Director, Hand, Nerve & Microsurgery Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Portrait of Justin M Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS.

Justin M Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS

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

Thomas H. Tung, MD

Professor of Surgery
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