The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital has a well-established fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. The fellowship, founded more than 35 years ago, offers broad exposure to all aspects of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The one-year fellowship offers one position each year with graduated independence under the direction of our Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team. This is a significant opportunity for autonomy in a variety of settings. Additionally, you are afforded the option to participate in a yearly mission trip abroad, where the emphasis is on craniofacial and reconstructive surgery.
The fellow acts as first assistant as well as co-primary surgeon with William Lawson, MD, and Joshua Rosenberg, MD, about three days per week at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Cases are performed as attending at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center. You maintain a personal facial plastics clinic at both the VA and Elmhurst hospital (half-day weekly at each location), where you generate your own cases. You also act as supervisor to residents at these locations. Cases at all locations include a mix of rhinoplasty (primary, revision, cosmetic and functional), otoplasty, mentoplasty, Mohs reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, aging face injectable fillers and sinonasal/skull base surgery.
Facial Plastic Surgery Research Opportunities
Ample opportunities exist for both basic science and clinical research through the Icahn School of Medicine and the VA Medical Center. Areas of investigation include the biomechanics of cartilage, the effect of implanted autogenous tissue and allografts on soft tissues, and the influence of facial asymmetries on nasal reconstruction.
Fellows are expected to deliver lectures to medical students and residents and teach residents in the operating room.
Each year, fellows will see approximately 800 to 1,000 cases. Fellows accept call responsibilities as attendings at the VA Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital. We offer competitive benefits to our selected fellows. Candidates must possess a New York State medical license.