Teaching Curriculum

anatomy dissection at grand rounds

Grand Rounds

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Each Thursday morning, residents are excused from clinical responsibilities to participate in the Grand Rounds program. The weekly program consists of three sections:

  1. Resident presentation on a core plastic surgery topic (6:45 to 7:30 a.m.)
  2. Faculty or visiting professor presentation (7:30 to 8:15 a.m.)
    Annual Invited Lectureships:
    • Dellon Lectureship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • The John E. Hoopes Lectureship in The Medical Sciences
    • The Hans R. Wilhelmsen M.D., D.D.S., Lectureship in the Craniofacial Sciences
      View the 2017 lecture featuring Dr. Paul Manson
    • Kristin Stueber, M.D., Plastic Surgery Lectureship (University of Maryland)
  3. Resident-only sessions moderated by a faculty member or visiting lecturer (8:45 a.m. to noon)
    These vary from week to week and may consist of:
Dr. Redett with Residents

The Annual Resident Research Symposium 

The annual Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium showcases the clinical, basic science and translational research of faculty, residents, fellows and students. It represents the culmination of their efforts and is the department’s most important academic event of the year. 

Established in 2014, the Chi-Tsung Su, M.D., Endowed Fund created an annual memorial prize to be awarded to the two best presentations at the Resident Research Symposium.  The awards are presented to exceptional students, residents or fellows with a demonstrated interest and career commitment to basic, translational or clinical research in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

The awards honor the memory of Chi-Tsung Su, M.D., a plastic surgeon and teacher who helped create the prominent Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. These awards are made possible by the heartfelt and dedicated generosity of Dr. Chi-Tsung Su, The Su family, and Ann Hoffman.

Previous Events

Plastic Surgery Core Curriculum

Weekly, resident-led, faculty-moderated small group sessions review a plastic surgery topic in depth. The rotating topic is timed in conjunction with the Grand Rounds programming.

residents teaching residents

The Stanley A. Klatsky Business of Healthcare Lectureship

The Business of Healthcare Grand Rounds program explores themes such as clinical practice management, leadership and healthcare’s changing landscape under reform legislation. The lecture series is a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Carey School of Business. Lectures are open to all faculty members and residents, as a component of the department’s newly instituted business education curriculum.

The 2015-2017 Business of Healthcare Grand Rounds Lectures are made possible by a gift from the Edelman-Gordon family in honor of  Stanley A. Klatsky, M.D. As of 2018, the lectureship has been sponsored by Dr. Klatsky whose generosity has established this as an endowed lectureship.

Upcoming Program: Cosmetic Clinics in Academic Settings: Structure, Finances, and Educational Opportunities (Held via Zoom)

Microsurgery Skills Lab

Residents have access to four operating microscopes with which they can hone their microsurgery skills using kits or animal models. Several formal skills labs are hosted by faculty throughout the year in addition to the year-round open access.

Mock Oral Board Examinations

Residents in their fifth and sixth year of clinical training take part in a rigorous mock oral examination twice a year to help prepare them for the official ABPS oral board examination.

Anatomy Lab at the Maryland State Anatomy Board

The close proximity of the Maryland State Anatomy Board allows residents to take full advantage of regularly scheduled anatomic dissections led by faculty and visiting lecturers. Residents gain hands-on experience with a variety of exposures and flap harvests.

Annual Oncology Reconstruction Course

An annual, multi-institutional flap course focused on principles and procedures related to oncologic reconstruction. The course is hosted by a different participating institution each year, and was most recently held at Hopkins in 2015. Past participants have included faculty and residents from Duke, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Emory, UNC and University of Colorado. Each year, residents are invited to attend and have the opportunity to network with faculty and residents while gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Dellon Lectureship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery

In his role as a clinician, researcher and educator, A. Lee Dellon has been a pioneer in the field of peripheral nerve surgery.

The A. Lee Dellon, M.D., Ph.D., Lectureship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery recognizes his lifelong commitment to the profession and is an important component of resident education in our Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This is particularly fitting, as Dellon is a Johns Hopkins University and school of medicine alumnus. He has been affiliated with the department since 1978.

The Dellon Endowed Lectureship is made possible by the generous support of donors to the A. Lee Dellon, M.D., Ph.D., Leadership Fund in Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

Previous Lecture
Visiting Lecturer: Jonathan M. Winograd, M.D., Associate Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Topic:"Frontiers in Nerve Reconstruction: A Translational Research Approach"  
View the 2020 Lectureship Program 

Selected Topics in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: An Annual Symposium

A multidisciplinary, international symposium hosted by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Neurosurgery departments of Johns Hopkins and Harvard/MGH. The symposium features lectures by renowned leaders in the field in addition to an instructional cadaver course. Each year, residents are invited to attend the symposium, the location of which alternates between Baltimore and Boston.