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The Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a unique fellowship that offers broad exposure to reconstructive procedures after oncologic resections.

The fellows will participate in the management of complex reconstructive problems that relate to many areas in reconstructive surgery. These include breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, chest wall and extremity reconstruction, etc. The principal areas of training consist of microsurgical free tissue transfers, myocutaneous flap coverage, and breast reconstruction.

There are over 250 to 300 elective free tissue transfers done each year for tumor-related problems, and there are another 50 additional microsurgical procedures, including nerve grafting. The fellows participate in over 500 breast reconstruction procedures, such as autologous tissue reconstruction, tissue expansion, and implants and symmetrization procedures. The fellows are responsible for all preoperative and postoperative patient care, and they will perform operations under the direction of an attending surgeon. They will also gain experience in the clinics, as well as attend rounds, conferences, lectures, and seminars. There is ample opportunity to conduct research on oncologic surgery.

Length of Program

1 year


Applicants must be fully trained plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Foreign applicants must have passed the ECFMG or FMGEMS, the FLEX exams, and hold a valid ECFMG certificate.

Number of Positions


How to Apply

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a participant in the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Matching Program. To register for the match, please go to their website.

Applicants are required to complete an application through the Central Application Service and provide a set of required documents. For more information, please click here. In addition, please email your most current CV and a passport size color headshot photo (preferably in jpg format) to

Please note that the Central Application Deadline is March 4, 2016.

Interviews will be on April 16, 2016. The program will host a dinner reception for invited applicants on April 15, 2016.

Program director

Bebak Mehrara

Associate program director

Evan Matros


Babak J. Mehrara, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Evan Matros, MD, MMSc
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065