Division of Plastic Surgery

About

The Plastic Surgery Residency Program, established in 1963, is the oldest in New England.

The Brown University residency in plastic surgery is the oldest in New England, established in 1963. We are a fully integrated program, meaning that we participate in the National Resident Matching Program for 4th-year medical students, and have two positions for 6 years of post-graduate training. Our trainees have access to the picturesque campus of Brown's Ivy League campus on the East Side of Providence, as well as the cultural amenities of a vibrant revitalized urban environment.

Our faculty is diverse, with specialized training and clinical/research interests in craniofacial, cosmetic, hand, microsurgery, wound healing, and general reconstruction. The clinical volume is varied and large, including the reconstructions that accompany a Level 1 trauma center and an ABA-accredited burn center.

Educational Mission

The Integrated Plastic Surgery program at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital is committed to providing a comprehensive foundation for its graduating residents in both aesthetic and reconstructive scenarios. Success is defined as the production of capable, independent practitioners who will actively contribute to the field. The clinical half is bolstered by an increasingly high and broad surgical volume, while its academic counterpart continues to grow with frequent contributions to scholarly journals and participation in regional and national conferences. Additionally, numerous faculty are active participants in multiple academic societies, including the Plastic Surgery Research Council.

In line with this philosophy, PGY-1's are identified as plastic surgery residents from their first steps into the Hospital. Protected time is given for residents to participate in a variety of weekly academic conferences and visiting professorships. The Program stresses the continuity of these six years of training, as the constant communication and interaction among plastic surgery residents is critical to developing a sense of identity and the unique clinical acumen required of the plastic surgeon.

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