Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in Mount Sinai's Residency Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Our Division has a long and proud history of excellence and innovation in clinical practice, as well as in research and education, and we offer one of the highest quality resident training programs in the country. We provide a wide range of educational experiences, clinical facilities, and research opportunities in a supportive environment to promote the personal and professional growth of each resident.

Our residency training – a six-year program – consists of three years of General Surgery training followed by three years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training. Residents receive a broad, balanced experience by rotating through medical centers aligned with the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine. Each site provides a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience. The rotation schedule includes four separate and diverse affiliate hospitals in one of the dominant health care systems in the city.

We provide a solid foundation of core Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as specialized cases in

Cosmetic surgery

Craniomaxillofacial surgery

Hand surgery

Microvascular surgery

We encourage resident participation in our numerous, ongoing basic and clinical translation projects, many of which are conducted with other departments. Our residents publish extensively in various peer-reviewed journals. Our goal is to prepare residents to complete the program with a sound understanding of the principles of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and feel comfortable managing most clinical scenarios encountered in either private practice or academic medicine.

For those residents interested in pursuing additional fellowship training, our graduates match into some of the most highly sought-after positions in the country.

If you would like to be considered for our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency program, applications are being accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service only. Click here to apply through ERAS.


Contact Us

Lester Silver, MD, MS
Program Director 

Peter J. Taub, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Program Director 

Susan Lowe
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-5873
Fax: 212-534-2654
Send e-mail 

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System
5 East 98th Street
Box 1259
New York, NY 10029

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service only.