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The UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Microsurgery Fellowship

The UCLA Microvascular Fellowship offers post-residency subspecialty training in microvascular surgery. Candidates must have completed a plastic surgery residency and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.

The surgeons at UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provide reconstructive support to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, performing both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction to post-mastectomy breast cancer survivors.

Fellows fully participate in the flap team, refining their abilities under the microscope while assisting in upwards of 180-200 free flaps per year.

Fellows are expected to facilitate resident education, attend monthly didactic and Morbidity & Mortality conferences. Fellows may be called upon to assist with resident supervision and to participate in non-micro reconstructive cases as their schedules permit.

Additional information can be found on the ASRM website. Get match information » 
The fellowship is non-ACGME accredited and is model on a one-on-one apprenticeship rather than a formal didactic curriculum.

Application Process

All applicants are required to register with the San Francisco Match.  Information on the registration process can be found online at https://www.sfmatch.org/.  UCLA Plastic Surgery only trains one microsurgery fellow per year.

Interested applicants should submit their applications through the SF Match:

  • A letter of intent
  • A copy of your CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one should be from your plastic surgery residency program director / chairman)

Please note: the UCLA Microsurgery Fellowship is unable to sponsor visas for international applicants, including applicants from Canada who do not possess a valid US Permanent Resident Card.

Contact Information

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 465
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: (310) 825.5582
Fax: (310) 206.7579

Email: mfuller@mednet.ucla.edu

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