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Microsurgery Fellowship Program

The microsurgery fellowship program at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is designed to provide comprehensive training in microsurgical reconstruction as well as provide opportunities for fellows to pursue their own interests. The fellowship starts each year at the beginning of August and finishes at the end of July. 

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Opportunities:

  1. Busy transgender surgery practice 
  2. Busy microsurgical breast practice
  3. Frequent orthopedic oncology and trauma cases requiring microsurgical reconstruction
  4. Optionally work with ENT for head and neck reconstruction experience
  5. Interdisciplinary upper extremity nerve practice
  6. Fellows complete at least 120 free flaps. Non microsurgical case numbers vary based on fellow interests.
  7. Tailor your schedule to your interests

Responsibilities:

  1. Attend all free flap cases within the plastic surgery group
  2. 6 weekends of attending level call with senior attending as back up
  3. Additional complex reconstructive cases at the discretion of the faculty or the fellow's interest
  4. Attend clinic one day per week when this does not conflict with OR responsibilities
  5. Participate in resident education

Benefits:

  1. Salary is at the PGY-6 level and includes a housing allowance. The total salary for 2020-21 was $88,505.68. Salary scales are posted each year here.
  2. Health and life insurance benefits are provided: https://meded.ucsf.edu/residents-clinical-fellows/gme-trainee-resources/benefits
  3. Each year the program will pay for the fellow to attend ASRM
  4. Subsidized university housing is available: https://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/housing/
  5. Well-reimbursed optional moonlighting is available 

Fellows

2021 - 2022 Christine Lee
Medical School: University of California Irvine
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of California Irvine

2020 - 2021 Nicholas Webster
Medical School: University of Texas Houston
Plastic Surgery Residency: Baylor Scott and White - Temple, Texas

2019 - 2020 Steven Sultan 
Medical School: Columbia University 
General Surgery Residency: Columbia University
Plastic Surgery Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Current Practice: Mount Sinai 

2018-2019  Dhivya Srinivasa 
Medical School: University of Missouri
General Surgery Residency: University of Texas Houston
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Michigan
Current Practice: Ceders-Sinai

2017-2018 Christina Yi 
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
General Surgery Residency: Wayne State
Plastic Surgery Residency: Wayne State

2016-2017 Joseph Chen 
Medical School: University of California Irvine
General Surgery Residency: University of California Irvine
Plastic Surgery Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
Current Practice: Kaiser South Bay Medical Center

2015-2016 Sarosh Zafar 
Medical School: Drexel University
General Surgery Residency: Drexel University
Plastic Surgery Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
Current Practice: Lourdes Physician Group, Lafayette, Louisiana

2014 - 2015 Maristella Evangelista 
Medical School: Tufts University
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of California Irvine
Current Practice: Henry Ford, Detroit, Michigan

2013 - 2014 Benjamin Hornik
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Chicago
Current Practice: Kaiser, Oakland, California 

2012 - 2013 Esther Kim
Medical School: University of California Davis
General Surgery Residency: University of Nebraska
Plastic Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester 
Current Practice: University of California San Francisco

2011 - 2012 Daniel Sutphin 
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
General Surgery Residency: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Plastic Surgery Residency:  University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Current Practice: Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona

2010-2011 Meryl Singer Livermore
Medical School: University of Arizona
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of California San Francisco

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