Thanks to the generosity of the Zaccone family, the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a one-year fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery through the SF Match for Microsurgery. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with six microsurgery faculty members during the year. Microsurgical cases will include breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, extremity and hand reconstruction for tumor and trauma, peripheral nerve reconstruction, burn reconstruction, gender reassignment, as well as microsurgery for treatment of lymphedema. More than 400 microsurgery cases were performed during the 2014-2015 academic year, including reconstructions involving breasts, head and neck, extremities, gender reassignment, burn, hand, and lymphedema.
This training opportunity will provide experience with a broad spectrum of clinical cases, emphasizing the planning and execution of microsurgical solutions for problems in reconstructive surgery. The operative experience can be tailored to meet specific needs/interests of the fellow. The fellow will also work with the section's plastic surgery residents and will play an important role in their didactic and operative education. Opportunities are also available for clinical and basic science research.
Preference will be given to candidates who have completed training in an ACGME residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or its international equivalent. However, highly qualified candidates who have completed training in general surgery or ENT will also be considered.