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 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 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 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 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 breast reconstruction.

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.        

Program Leadership

Director : Adam Tobias, MD
Co-Director : Bernard Lee, MD     

Current Fellow

Andreas Lamelas, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai    

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, 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, Boston, MA

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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