Microsurgery Fellowship

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.

David Chang, MD

Professor of Surgery

More than 500 microsurgery cases were performed during the most recent academic year, including reconstructions involving breasts, head and neck, extremities, gender affirmation, 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.

Emma Koesters, MD
Emma grew up in Palo Alto, California and attended Princeton University, where she studied neuroscience and French. She stayed on the East Coast for medical school, graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College. She then completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at the University of Southern California, prior to starting as the Microsurgery Fellow here at UChicago. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, making craft cocktails, and exploring the city with her architect husband. 

Pratik Rastogi, MD

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Recent Microsurgery Fellows

2021     Kathleen Holoyda, MD

2020     Kristine Rustad, MD

2020     Byung-Joon Jeon, MD

2019     Shailesh Agarwal, MD

2018     Cedric Hunter, MD

2017     Rebecca M. Garza, MD

2016     Adrianne Ooi, MD

2016     Amir Inbal, MD

2015     Andres A. Maldonado, MD

2014     Edward Teng, MD

2013     Alison Shore, MD

2012     Aaron Pelletier, MD

2011      Daniel Kwan, MD

2010     Lucio Pavone, MD

2009    Michael DeWolfe, MD

2008    Neta Adler, MD