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.

Program Directors

David Brogan, MD, MSc, Associate Program Director; Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS, Program Director; Rachel Anolik, MD, Associate Program Director.

Application registration begins in January through the SF Match application portal. Interviews will be held in April.

Surgical Training

As a fellow, your microsurgical education will encompass the full breadth of 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, Christian Northeast Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish West County 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 an experience 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 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 Maddie Hodous 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

Rachel Anolik, MD

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

David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

Associate 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 Kelly Currie, MD.

Kelly Currie, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

Marie Morris, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Hand and Microsurgery
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD.

Terence M. Myckatyn, MD

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

Mitchell A. Pet, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Section of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Associate Director, Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

Thomas H. Tung, MD

Professor of Surgery

Current Fellow

Rosemarie Rinfret-Paquet, MD, FRCSC

Residency:
Laval University

Medical School:
Laval University

Hometown:

Quebec City, QC

Previous Fellows

2022 – 2023

Saif Badran, MD, MRCS

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Medical School:
The University of Jordan College of Medicine

Hometown:

Jordan

2021- 2022

Giorgio Giatsidis, MD, PhD

University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Medical School:
San Raffaele University, Milano, Italy

Hometown:

Italy

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