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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residents. Image taken Pre-Covid.
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residents. Image taken Pre-Covid.

Mission Statement

Compassionate, inquisitive and adaptive plastic surgeons, dedicated to the restoration of patient form, function and spirit.

The Program is a broad-based training platform providing comprehensive education and experiential training in a nurturing environment that fosters personal growth, professionalism, ingenuity and leadership. The six-year comprehensive training program is designed to provide a solid foundation in clinical and academic plastic surgery. The overall focus of training is to produce caring and ethical surgeons who are dedicated to the provision of superior healthcare that exceeds the expectations of the diverse patient populations that we serve, while advancing innovations in our field.

Program Aims

The aims of the Program dovetail with the overall mission of Lahey, which strives to:

  1. Provide superior healthcare leading to the best possible outcome for every patient;
  2. Exceeding our patients’ high expectations for service each day;
  3. Advancing medicine through research and the education of tomorrow’s health care leaders;
  4. Promoting health and wellness in partnership with the diverse communities we serve.

One integrated and one independent resident are matched per year for a total of nine residents within both Programs, with the formal requisite training of the Integrated resident beginning in the PGY-3 year. Focusing on the competency based goals and objectives outlined by the ACGME, the residency is centered at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, which is a suburban tertiary care group practice model, focusing on education and excellence in patient care. Complementary rotations in university and private practice environments increase the depth and breadth of exposure to plastic surgery and provide constant challenges and unique opportunities to experience the specialty across a diverse spectrum of patients and practices. Through this experiential learning, the program will develop empathetic, innovative leaders in the field who are technically skilled, knowledgeable and constantly striving for self-improvement. The ultimate goal is to produce a self-actualized, competent, confident, compassionate and ethical plastic surgeon, motivated to be a leader in the field.

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides fundamental training in all aspects of plastic surgery, including:

  • Major reconstruction
  • breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic and laser surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Hand surgery

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. The program builds a solid foundation for future academic or private practice, and provides the skills necessary to successfully complete the certification requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Our independent training program was founded in 1988, graduating its first class of residents in 1990. Since then, it has continued to grow and produce quality residents. The program recently expanded to include an integrated training program, which gained accreditation in 2018 and will graduate its first integrated resident in 2023. We accept one resident per year into each track.

Residents’ surgical experience includes rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. This rotating experience allows residents to learn from a multitude of attending surgeons in diverse practice environments.

Residents have the opportunity to gain both basic science and clinical research experience during their residency. This ensures they are able to pursue an academic or research-oriented career following training or, if the individual chooses, to pursue a private practice career with an inquisitive, intellectually curious attitude.

How to apply