Fellowships

Midwest Institute of Microsurgery Fellowship

Fellowship Inception Year: 2014
Number of Graduates to Date: 0
Program Duration: 1 year, July 1 - June 30
Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year: 1

Objective:
Train individuals in the art of microsurgery and perioperative care.

Common Cases:

  • Free flaps, >250 per year
  • Breast implant reconstruction, 125 per year
  • Autologous tissue breast reconstruction, including perforator flaps, 299 per year
  • Facial reanimation, 15 per year
  • Complex non-microsurgical reconstruction, 15 per year
  • Nerve repairs, 55 per year
  • Head and Neck, 18 per year
  • Clinical research
  • Lymphatico-venular anastomosis
  • Lymph node transfers

Staff:
University of Kansas Medical Center is home to nine full-time academic plastic surgeons. Five participate in microsurgical and complex reconstructive cases: Drs. Brian Andrews, Teresa Buescher, Chaz Hendrix, Julie Holding and Wojciech Przylecki. The other four participate in non-micro complex reconstructive cases: Drs. Dhaval Bhavsar, Michelle De Souza, Richard Korentager and Satish Ponnuru.

Locations:
We have clinics and operating rooms in two locations: the main campus on 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard and our Indian Creek office at I-435 and Nall Avenue. Microsurgery and most complex reconstructions take place at the main campus.

Clinical and Research Components:
Participation in clinical research is required, and the fellow must attend at least one clinic of their choice per week depending on the operative schedule. Lab and bench research is available but optional. We encourage fellows to present clinical research at a national meeting.

Responsibilities:

Each fellow will take on junior faculty responsibilities, including clinical supervising, teaching medical students and residents, and managing postoperative complex reconstructive cases. Fellows must also assist in the microsurgery lab training of residents three times a year. On average, a fellow will attend 3-4 OR day blocks per week and 1-2 clinics.

Prerequisites:

To apply, candidate must first:

Didactic Components:
Fellows are expected to participate in all CME-accredited national and regional plastic surgery conferences. Fellows' attendance at the ASRM Conference is covered by the department. If fellows choose to present research at other national events, this will also be covered. 

Call Expectations:
Flap calls, but no general plastic surgery calls. If a flap is taken back to the OR, fellows must participate.

To Apply:
Submit your application to Program Coordinator Kendra Parker. Your application should include:

  1. Cover letter addressed to:
    Dr. Julie Holding
    c/o Kendra Parker, program coordinator
    3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3015
    Kansas City, KS 66160
  2. CV
  3. Personal statement stating your background, goals for fellowship, future practice goals and your overall areas of interest in reconstruction.
  4. Proof of match registration. Must register by the San Francisco Match deadline.
  5. Three letters of reference sent directly from the authors or their staff. These letters may be submitted separately from the application but must be received before the application deadline. Acceptable letters of reference, at minimum, include:
    • One letter from the director of your plastic surgery program
    • Two letters from other attending physicians familiar with your clinical work


Interview Date: TBD
Please submit your application materials as early as possible for consideration for an onsite interview. Late applications will not be accepted.
This fellowship program is non-ACGME and non-accredited.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary and benefits are based on the institutional guidelines for education level. Learn more here

Last modified: Jun 27, 2014
Contact Information

Program Director:
Julie C. Holding, M.D.
Assistant professor

Program Coordinator:
Kendra Parker
913-588-2000
kparker@kumc.edu

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