The training program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to providing fundamental training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, including major reconstruction, breast reconstruction, aesthetic and laser surgery, microsurgery and hand surgery. This volume of information must be assimilated in three years – the training program is built upon a foundation of anatomy training, didactic lectures, and operative experience designed to teach the conceptual basis of plastic surgery in addition to specific surgical techniques. This design has been created in order to build a solid foundation for future academic or private practice, and to provide the skills necessary to successfully complete the certification requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The program is a three-year independent training program with time spent at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.
This rotating experience allows exposure to pediatric patients at Children's Hospital Boston, as well as burn and general plastic/reconstructive surgery cases at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Residents participate with the Maine Plastic and Hand Surgical Associates, a busy and varied private practice staffed by seven plastic surgeons.
In addition, the resident is afforded the opportunity for basic science and clinical research experience during the residency. This is done with the intention that the resident be able to pursue an academic or research oriented career following training, or if the individual chooses to pursue a private practice career, to be able to approach his or her profession with an inquisitive, intellectually curious attitude.
Christine L. Holman
Plastic Surgery Residency Coordinator