||The Division of Plastic Surgery at the Fox Chase Cancer Center has an opportunity for a 1 year fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and general oncologic reconstruction to start on July 1st, 2019.
This fellowship primarily focuses on reconstructive microsurgery of the breast, head and neck, extremities, trunk, and lymphatic system. In addition, there are opportunities for experience in general oncologic reconstruction including melanoma/cutaneous malignancies, abdominal wall, and the perineum amongst others. The training encompasses > 130 free tissue transfers that take place primarily at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as opportunities at Temple University Hospital. The experience breakdown is approximately 50% breast, 30 – 35% head and neck, and 15 – 20% other free flaps/microsurgical reconstruction.
Fellows participate in all of the free tissue transfers, as well as other cases, and the management of these patients. There is opportunity for teaching Temple plastic surgery fellows as well as participate in research. The team at Fox Chase Cancer Center includes 3 full time academic surgeons, 1 rotating Temple University resident, 2 PA's, and a nurse practitioner. The fellow also receives a stipend to travel to and attend the 2020 ASRM meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Fox Chase Cancer Center is a 100 bed top tier NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center located in Northeast Philadelphia. The Department of Surgery includes numerous individuals who are thought leaders in their field, sit on NCCN panels, and houses fellowships in complex general surgical oncology, urologic oncology, gynecologic oncology, and breast surgery.
Applicants should have an M.D., D.O., or other equivalent degree, have completed an ACGME accredited plastic surgery training program, be board certified in plastic surgery or in the process of board certification, and be eligible for a Pennsylvania medical license.