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.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the excellence and success of all institutions and this is especially the case for academic medical centers such as Johns Hopkins, where the promise of trust and healing is essential to the delivery of an extraordinary experience for patients, faculty and staff members, trainees and community members.
The core values of diversity and inclusion are key to Johns Hopkins’ mission of research, education and patient care, and they are equally crucial for the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
"Surgery is evolving," says Kristen Broderick, assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery. "We as a department want to present a variety of role models who trainees can relate to in order to help them envision their lives and their careers."
I am most proud of our robust variety of cases, camaraderie among residents, faculty mentorship, and support for intellectual curiosity. I was eager to join an institution that prioritized excellence, innovation, and diversity - and this program has met all expectations.
In addition, the program’s mission aligns with my own career aspirations of advocacy. As a woman of color, I have had the opportunity of being an advocate for the surrounding community - a community similar to mine. Undoubtedly, this program has equipped me with the necessary tools to be an influential leader.
—Wilmina Landford, M.D.
From Our Residents
Diversity is an asset in our department. We have residents and faculty from all over the US and the world, arguably making it one of the most diverse surgical residency programs in the country. It has been a privilege and honor to have trained in a department that values diversity wholeheartedly.
—Joseph Lopez, M.D., M.B.A.
From Our Residents
I am privileged to train with highly talented and accomplished teachers, mentors and colleagues, in such a welcoming environment.
—Kunle Elegbede, M.D., Ph.D.
A Global Community of Trainees
Our trainees come from all over the world. Scroll through the interactive map below to explore the hometowns of some of our recent residents and fellows.
Called “Charm City” for a reason, Baltimore is a place that has a little something for everybody. Baltimore is a spirited city – a unique blend of historic charm, cultural heritage and urban vitality. With hanging out at the Inner Harbor, attending neighborhood festivals, biking to school and more, Johns Hopkins medical students, graduate students and residents have a lot to love about Baltimore.