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Job Type: Fellowship
Job Title: Craniofacial Fellowship
Date Available: July 1, 2022
Institution: University of Michigan
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Description: The University of Michigan offers an ACGME accredited comprehensive Craniofacial Fellowship training program with a large clinical volume of reconstructive procedures for congenital anomalies including syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostoses, branchial arch disorders, clefting abnormalities, orthognathic maladies as well as trauma reconstruction. Craniofacial Fellows will become facile with a broad exposure of craniofacial procedures such as frontal orbital advancement, cranial vault reshaping, distraction osteogenesis, Le Fort I, II and III osteotomy, sagittal split osteotomies, genioplasty, and other osteotomies of the mandible as well as monoblock procedures. The Fellowship will also include a significant exposure to cleft lip and palate procedures, pediatric plastic surgery, and challenging traumatic facial reconstruction within a level 1 trauma system. The Fellow will have access to a plethora of clinical and basic scientific research opportunities including access to a state-of-the-art NIH funded bone laboratory. The setting for this fellowship is a state of the art 1,000,000 square feet Children's Hospital. The Pediatric Plastic Surgery suite and the Fellows office are immediately adjacent to the operating rooms. The Craniofacial Fellow will enjoy the same benefits and contract advantages of the House Officers Association.

The fellowship position will be filled through the San Francisco Match for 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants are required to register with the SF Match. Information about the match can be obtained from the SF Match at Candidates for the fellowship program must have completed plastic surgery training in an accredited program in the United States.

Please submit the following in your application packet:

  • SF Match Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Copy of USMLE Steps I, II and III scores
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • A 2x2 jpeg photo
  • Contact: Interested residents are encouraged to contact Christian J. Vercler, MD at for further details.

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