Peter Jay Sharp Reconstructive Breast and Microsurgery Fellowship
The primary mission of the fellowship is the education and training of
future generations of plastic surgeons dedicated to reconstructive breast
surgery. More than 100 microsurgical reconstructions are performed per
year, particularly in the area of microsurgical perforator flaps (DIEP,GAP,
ICAP), implant reconstruction, and other autologous techniques.
The fellow participates in the teaching of plastic surgery residents in the
Combined Harvard 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
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.
To train plastic surgery fellows in traditional, as well as emerging
techniques, in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
To refine medical decision-making and to instill competence in
aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery for each stage of patient
care: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative.
To develop proficiency in a full spectrum of operative techniques for
breast cancer patients.
To develop critical judgment and operative proficiency in advanced
aesthetic and reconstructive techniques for breast anomalies, acquired
deformities, symptomatic breast hypertrophy, and cosmetic enhancement
of the breast.
To investigate emerging developments in aesthetic and reconstructive
breast surgery and to adopt and/or develop new treatment modalities and
surgical techniques in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
To disseminate accurate information regarding aesthetic and
reconstructive breast surgery 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
To publish our data and experience
The fellowship offers a wealth of learning opportunities. The fellow is a
integral member of the reconstructive breast and 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
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 Division of
General 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 Harvard
Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Throughout the year, the hand 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.
: Adam Tobias, MD
: Bernard Lee, MD
Andreas Lamelas, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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, Division of
Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University of Cincinnati College
of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Michael S. Curtis, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Mercy Clinic, St. Louis, MO
Adeyiza O. Momoh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, 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, Plastic Surgery Faculty, Boston Children's Hospital,
Olivia Ho, MD, Private Practice, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Lee, MD, Attending, DuPage Medical Group, Chicago, IL
Justin B. Cohen, MD, Private Practice, Long island Plastic Surgical Group,
New York, NY
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