Microsurgery Fellowship Program

Program description

The Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship is a one-year, broad-based fellowship for a candidate that has completed an accredited training program in plastic surgery. The fellow will be exposed to all aspects of microsurgery, with an emphasis on the use of free-tissue transfer for reconstruction of complex breast, trunk, upper extremity, lower extremity, lymphedema, and head and neck defects. The average operative experience exceeds 150 flaps per year.

Both basic and clinical research opportunities are available and can be tailored to the fellow’s interests. The fellow will participate in citywide educational conferences and benefit from a diverse teaching faculty.

A unique aspect of the Microsurgery Fellowship includes the opportunity for mentored, but semi-independent operative, experience at Los Angeles General Medical Center (with appropriate support from senior faculty members). A competitive stipend and full benefits will be provided.

Hospital rotation sites

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles/Tarzana)
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles General Medical Center
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
USC Arcadia Hospital


Please submit an application via SF Match https://sfmatch.org/.

Contact information

Erica Luong
Program Coordinator
1510 San Pablo St., Ste. 415
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-7903
Email: erica.luong@med.usc.edu

Joseph N. Carey, MD
Program Director
1510 San Pablo St., Ste. 415
Los Angeles, CA 90033