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
- 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.