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Microsurgery Fellowship

The University of Kansas Health System (Midwest Institute of Microsurgery) Fellowship is a one-year experience designed to train individuals in all aspects of microsurgery, including complex reconstruction of the head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, breast and trunk, in addition to gender-affirmation surgery and lymphedema surgery. Since the program's inception in 2014, we have continued to grow as a department, performing over 150 free flaps per academic year.

Staff

Plastic Surgery fellowship staffAs a microsurgical fellow, you will work closely with our eight microsurgery- trained staff. Drs. Butterworth, Holding, Lai, and Collins are our breast microsurgeons. Drs. Endress and Przylecki focus on complex reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities. Drs. Garg and Andrews are trained in complex reconstruction of the head and neck, including both traumatic and oncologic defects. Drs. Garg and Collins recently joined our program, and we anticipate further growth of our microsurgical program in years to come.

Locations

Our clinical locations, operated by The University of Kansas Health System, include operating rooms and clinics at our main campus on 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard and at our Indian Creek campus at I-435 and Nall Avenue. Microsurgery and most complex reconstructions take place at our main campus.

Clinical Volume

fellows in clinicOur fellows have an immersive experience in both microsurgical and complex reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, upper and lower extremities and trunk. In addition, our gender affirmation and lymphedema programs have experienced significant growth in the past few years. The addition of Drs. Garg and Collins will allow for continued growth in both head and neck and breast microsurgical and complex reconstruction, respectively.

  • Breast: 100 per year
  • Head & Neck: 20 per year
  • Upper & Lower Extremity: 10 per year
  • Lymphovenous Bypass and Lymph Node Transfers: 10-20 per year
  • Trunk: 5-10 per year
  • Gender Affirmation: 10-15 per year
  • Complex, Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 100-150 per year

Expectations

fellows in laboratoryFellowship duration: August 1 to July 31.

The fellowship program runs from August 1 to July 1 of the following calendar year. Fellows are expected to attend at least one clinic of their choice per week, depending on the operative schedule, and are expected to participate in all microsurgical cases, when possible. Fellows are not part of the call pool; however, they may be asked to assist with call duties on the evening prior to the in-service training exam for current residents and are expected to participate in all flap take-backs. Participation in clinical research is a requirement, and we encourage presentation of completed projects at national meetings. Finally, fellows are expected to assist with microsurgery lab training of residents, which occurs three to four times per year.

Conference Attendance

fellows at conferencesFellows are encouraged to attend the ASRM meeting and participate in the Fellow Round Table. Submission of research for presentation is encouraged but not required. Travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed by the department.

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits are provided based on the institutional guidelines for educational level. This information can be found on the GME website.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants may apply to our program through the San Francisco Match. More information on the microsurgery match can be found on the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery website. Late applications will not be accepted.

This fellowship program is non-ACGME and is non-accredited.

Interviews

Interviews are held in the spring, typically during the first two weeks of April.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Wojciech Przylecki, MD
Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator:
Kendra Harms
(913) 588-200
kharms2@kumc.edu

Last modified: Sep 17, 2020
Contact Information

Program Director:
Wojciech Przylecki, M.D.
Assistant professor

Program Coordinator:
Kendra Harms
913-588-2000
kharms2@kumc.edu

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