Rotation Sites

The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Hospital, with 1,171-beds and located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, serves as the academic center for the residency program. It is home to our busiest plastic surgery service, led by chief C. Andrew Salzberg, MD, and program director Peter J. Taub, MD, with 11 full time and more than 20 voluntary plastic surgery attendings performing numerous procedures on a daily basis. The case load is highly diverse, with a mixture of breast reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, and general reconstructive surgery.

The chief resident runs their own busy plastic surgery clinic, which meets two afternoons per week. Here, cases are seen and booked in dedicated resident operative block time.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst Hospital Center is the major Level 1 Trauma Center and tertiary-care provider for the borough of Queens, which boasts the most diverse zip code in the country. Elmhurst is part of the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYHHC) system. This 525-bed hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in New York City. The plastic surgery service is led by Ernest Kirchman, MD, and manages facial trauma, hand trauma, elective hand surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, and pediatric and general plastic surgery.

James A. Peters Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital

The Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital is the oldest veterans administration (VA) facility in New York, serving veterans for more than 80 years. The institution has over 300 inpatient beds and a busy outpatient specialty clinic. The service is directed by Jay Meisner, MD. The senior resident at the VA runs the plastic surgery clinics and schedules a diverse number of cases ranging from facial cosmetic surgery including facial injectables, to body contouring procedures, to general reconstruction including hand and flap reconstruction.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is located on the lower east side of Manhattan and is directed by Jordan Jacobs, MD. It is home to the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, a multidisciplinary center focusing on the care of New York City’s often-underserved transgender population. In addition to a growing practice of transgender surgery, there is a robust service of general plastic surgery cases.

Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's

As more recent additions to the expanding Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s cover the west side of Manhattan. The service is directed by Mark Sultan, MD. At Mount Sinai West, the rotating senior resident takes an active role in breast reconstruction and facial and body cosmetic surgery. At Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, a Level 1 Trauma Center, the focus is on the busy service line of breast reconstruction. Overall, this rotation serves as a cosmetic-based rotation for the senior-level resident.

Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, with a 10- bed burn unit, and children's hospital located 20 miles north of New York City. It is directed by Kaveh Alizadeh, MD, and covers the range of plastic surgical care, from burn reconstruction to microsurgery to craniomaxillofacial surgery.