Division of Plastic Surgery

Training Facilities

Learn more about the state-of-the-art facilities from which we operate.

Our programs are headquartered at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital with core rotations also at The Miriam Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center.

Rhode Island Hospital has 22 state of the art main operating suites. Directly connected to the main ORs are five dedicated pediatric operating suites in Hasbro Children's Hospital. The Ambulatory Surgery Center adds an additional 12 operating rooms and minor procedure rooms primarily for outpatient or smaller procedures.

Rhode Island Hospital is the only Level 1 trauma and burn center between Boston and New Haven, making it the busiest in all of New England and one of the top 10 busiest in the country. The ER contains six spacious trauma bays with 12 beds and over 40 single-patient ER rooms well-equipped for common procedures. Supplies and equipment are readily accessible. In addition, plastic surgery procedure trays with instruments selected by our Department are available.

Off-campus, the Providence Veterans' Administration Hospital boasts five operating suites constructed in 2010.

Residents also have the opportunity to operate at the Miriam Hospital, a private, 247-bed, not-for-profit, acute care general hospital. The Miriam Hospital was ranked among the 2019-2020 Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, as well as earning the title of the Top Hospital in Rhode Island.

Adjacent to our campus, Women & Infants Hospital contains ten operating suites, and 80 NICU beds. With 9,000 deliveries annually, it is the 7th-largest obstetrical service in the US and 2nd in New England. Our Plastic Surgery staff often provide consultation and services at Women & Infants for programs such as the hospital's neonatal and gynecological tumor service.

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Microsurgical Training Lab

The Microsurgery Training & Research Laboratory at Rhode Island Hospital provides plastic surgery residents the opportunity for early exposure to microsurgical techniques. Residents are trained in the use of the operating microscope and microsurgical instruments, basic microsurgical dissection and suturing techniques, artery and vein anastomoses, and neurorrhaphy. Each lab session is overseen by an attending surgeon that provides one-on-one instruction and feedback. Dissections are performed on animal models.

Chief Resident Clinic

Our resident cosmetic clinic offers surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures under the supervision of experienced faculty.