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The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, located in Baltimore, Maryland, offers medical students and residents the opportunity to continue their medical training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

See our department director Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee’s 2016 department overview to learn more about our faculty, clinical programs, training opportunities and more.

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Residency Programs

Learn more about the integrated and independent resident training programs.

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Learn more about our four specialized fellowship opportunities.

Medical students

Medical Students

We offer unique opportunities for students to engage with our clinical and research teams. 

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About Baltimore

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Surgical Education

Our surgical education program focuses on helping residents develop the best surgical skill, and providing valuable feedback to improve their performance. To advance those objectives, we stay abreast of the trends in surgical education and continue to evaluate ways that resident involvement in surgery directly influences patient care.  Find out more.

News and Events

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: MileMarker Improving Resident Performance – Scott Lifchez, M.D., FACS
Dr. Scott Lifchez and other faculty members have developed a one-minute assessment that is used to rate a resident’s performance after every surgery on any mobile device. Watch the video

The Evolution and Expansion of Our Residency Program
One of the largest plastic surgery residencies in the United States, the program has also expanded in breadth, depth and technological innovation. Learn more

Plastic Surgery Resident: Q&A with Dr. Amir Dorafshar
Dr. Dorafshar shares his insight about maintaining a work-life balance, and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Read more

Plastic Surgery Online Tool Could Transform Resident Training
Carisa Cooney knew it was coming: a brand-new accreditation system to evaluate graduate medical education in 26 different medical specialties, including plastic surgery. So she and colleagues developed an online tool to deal with it.

See the department calendar to learn more about upcoming events in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including workshops and grand rounds programming.

Learn more about our annual events and special programming for our residents

Become a part of plastic surgery history

Shaping a Century: Johns Hopkins History of Plastic Surgery

The role of Johns Hopkins in plastic surgery's history in America is described, from John Staige Davis to other surgeons of today who continue to make incredible advances in the field.

 Johns Hopkins has a rich history related to plastic and reconstructive surgery in America. John Staige Davis, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate and long time faculty member, was the first physician in the United States to dedicate his entire career to plastic surgery. In some ways, plastic surgery was formed around activities that happened at Johns Hopkins, though there were many contributions from other doctors and institutions that have led to today's advancements. Many who were trained here have become leaders in plastic surgery programs across the country — and we continue the tradition of excellence today.