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Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

This fellowship program is non-ACGME and non-accredited. The microsurgery fellowship is based on a large clinical referral base from five states and 25% of the area of the United States. The program was started in 2009 and graduated its first fellow in 2010. The fellowship educational experience is intrinsically linked to the UW Medicine Center for Reconstructive Surgery, a multi-disciplinary team with coordinated clinical and academic activities. This is a fellowship in elective microsurgery. Replants are not included. All applicants should review Washington state licensing requirements on the Washington Department of Health website to ensure they meet the criteria for obtaining a Washington state medical license. Please visit Washington State Department of Health Licensing Requirements for more information about WA state licensing requirements.

Names and Current Positions of our fellows in the past 10 years:

2019 Rana Farhadi University of Edinburgh Medical School
2018 Minh Bao Mundschenk Kaiser, Sacramento
2017 William Schmitt Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle
2016 Theodore A. Kung University of Michigan
2015 Marie-Pascale Tremblay-Champagne Université de Montréal, Canada
2014 Manish Champaneria Scripps, San Diego
2013 Alex Gougoutas University of Washington
2012 Julie Holding University of Kansas
2011 Ethan Larson University of Arizona
2010 James Edwards Providence Health System—
Mill Creek Washington
2009 Kah Woon Leo Singapore General Hospital

Number of surgeons the fellow will operate with at least every two weeks: 5
Number of hospital sites where this position performs elective cases: 3

Average number of OR day blocks the fellows will attend per week: 3
Average number of clinics that the fellow will attend per week: 1.5

Case components of fellowship:

Free Flaps >150

Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction 50

Nerve Repairs 15

Head and Neck 30

Breast Implant Reconstruction 100

Autologous Tissue Breast Reconstruction 100

Facial Re-animation 15

Specialty cases include functioning muscle transfer for facial re-animation

Program Length:

Program is a one-year appointment, July 1st – June 30th.

Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year: 1


The salary for this position is commensurate with institutional guidelines relative to the educational level of the individual involved.

Application Process:

Only complete applications will be considered for this fellowship. Use the Central Application Service application form to apply.

Mailed copies will not be retained.

Application requirements and link to application process is at:

Deadline for Central Application: 

June 7, 2018

Interview Date: 

March 29, 2019

Additional Information for International Applicants:

Fellowship is available to United States and Canadian citizens who have graduated from an accredited plastic residency program. Canadian applicants must have taken the Canadian equivalent to USMLE steps 1 and 2. UW will sponsor a J-1 Visa for the successful applicant. Applications from individuals who require an H1-B Visa are not accepted.

Fellowship Contacts >>

Mailing Address

Please use Plastic Surgery HMC Admin address.