Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

About the Program

This fellowship program is non-ACGME and non-accredited. Clinical and operative activities are comprised of a wide variety of referred cases from within the WWAMI region. The program was created 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 and replants are not included in the curriculum.

Graduates of the program will have been exposed to diagnosing and peri-operative care of a large clinical volume of both pediatric and adult reconstructive cases. The goal of the program is to train individuals to be competent in all aspects of microsurgery. The fellowship experience is approximately 95% adult and 5% pediatric.


Historical fellowship case exposure includes:

  • Free flaps >150
  • Complex non-microsurgical reconstruction 50
  • Sarcoma reconstruction
  • Nerve repairs 10
  • Head and neck 10
  • Autologous tissue breast reconstruction 100
  • Facial reanimation 5
  • Functioning muscle transfer for facial re-animation 5
  • Clinical research (1 submission for the year either a paper or book chapter)
  • Lymphatico-venular anastomosis 50


Number of attending surgeons the fellow will operate with at least every two weeks: 7
Number of hospital sites where this position performs elective cases: 5

Average number of OR days per week: 3
Average number of clinics that the fellow will attend per week: 1.5


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.


Didactic Components:

Fellows participate in CME-accredited national and regional plastic surgery conferences. All trainees are expected attend the UW Plastic Surgery Divisional Rounds.