The mission of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program is to provide the highest quality plastic surgical care to patients in need and to provide the most comprehensive level of education and the best training program for residents, students and fellows in plastic surgery. It is the aim of the program to also further the science of plastic surgery through research. Our residency program trains residents in the art and science of plastic surgery through a comprehensive and well-rounded balance of structured education, research and clinical experience. The ultimate goal is to produce excellent, ethical plastic surgeons capable of managing a wide spectrum of problems, who can function at a superior level of competence throughout their careers, become leaders in our field and further the course of our specialty. More information about our residency program.
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also offers two clinical fellowships:
The Stepping Strong Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship is under the direction of Dr. Philip E. Blazar (Orthopedic Surgery) and Dr. Christian Sampson (Plastic Surgery). The chosen fellow joins three other orthopedic-trained hand fellows in the Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship. This twelve-month fellowship commences August 1. Prospective applicants should apply via the ASSH online application system.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fellowship in Microvascular Surgery is under the direction of Dr. Jessica Erdmann-Sager. The fellow will be exposed to an array of microvascular reconstructive operations and secondary revision procedures. Breast reconstruction, including implant-based techniques, will be the focus of the fellowship; however, the fellow will also participate in extremity and head and neck microsurgical cases. This twelve-month fellowship commences July 1. Prospective applicants should apply through sfmatch.org.
Our faculty are engaged in a variety of research activities. From patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement to translational and clinical research programs, as well as basic science, our investigators are leaders in their fields. For more information about our research, please visit the Our Research page where you can learn more about individual labs and projects.