Peter Jay Sharp Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

Peter Jay Sharp Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

The primary mission of the fellowship is the education and training of future generations of plastic surgeons dedicated to reconstructive microsurgery. More than 150 microsurgical procedures are performed per year including breast, head and neck, lymphatic surgery, and lower extremity reconstruction. Within the area of breast reconstruction, there is a focus on microsurgical perforator flaps (DIEP, GAP, PAP), implant reconstruction, secondary revision, and other autologous techniques.
The fellow participates in the teaching of plastic surgery residents in the BIDMC/ Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Residency Program and will have an academic appointment as a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. The one-year fellowship position is available each calendar year, beginning on July 1st.
Applicants must have completed a residency program in plastic surgery and be able to satisfy all of the requirements for licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Medical Registration and all of the surgical credentialing requirements of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Educational Goals

  • To train plastic surgery fellows in traditional, as well as emerging techniques in reconstructive microsurgery
  • To refine medical decision-making and to instill competence in reconstructive microsurgery for each stage of patient care: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative
  • To develop proficiency in a full spectrum of operative techniques patients requiring complex reconstructive surgery
  • To investigate emerging developments in reconstructive microsurgery and to adopt and/or develop new treatment modalities and surgical techniques
  • To disseminate accurate information regarding reconstructive microsurgery through continuing education of health professionals and the public
  • To conduct research applicable to our experience and/or future direction(s) of the field: basic science, clinical projects, and outcome studies
  • To publish our data and experience


The fellowship offers a wealth of learning opportunities. The fellow is a integral member of the reconstructive microsurgery team in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He/she participates fully in the pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative care of patients in need of complex reconstructive surgery.

The fellow participates in weekly Plastic Surgery Division Rounds. In addition to the weekly conferences at BIDMC, the fellow can attend weekly Grand Rounds of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program, as well as weekly journal clubs and core curriculum programs. Pertinent didactic presentations and Grand Rounds will also be available in the Department of Surgery, BIDMC, as well as other appropriate offerings within the affiliated hospitals of Harvard Medical School.

The fellow is expected to be a mentor and educator for the residents and medical students. He/she will be required to give four presentations a year, as well as a year-end presentation at Grand Rounds for the BIDMC/ Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Throughout the year, the fellow is encouraged to develop research projects and to participate with faculty in their ongoing research endeavors. Public presentations and the writing of abstracts, original articles, and books chapters are all highly encouraged.

Program Leadership

Director : Bernard Lee, MD     

Current Fellow and Incoming Fellow

Brady Sieber, MD, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program

Ryan Cauley, MD, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program

Former Fellows

Stephanie A. Caterson, MD, Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Eran Bar-Meir, MD, Private Practice, Ein Ayala, Israel

Minh Doan Nguyen, MD, PHD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Michael S. Curtis, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Mercy Clinic, St. Louis, MO 

Adeyiza O. Momoh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director, Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Priti P. Patel, MD, Private Practice, Flemington and West Orange, NJ

Azra Ashraf, MD, MPH, Private Practice, Washington, DC area

Oren Ganor, MD, Instructor in Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Olivia Ho, MD, Private Practice, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michelle Lee, MD, Private Practice, DuPage Medical Group, Chicago, IL

Justin B. Cohen, MD, MHS Private Practice, Long island Plastic Surgical Group, New York, NY

Andreas Lamelas, MD, Private Practice, Greenwich, CT 

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