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The Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland plastic surgery residency program was created in 1989 with the merger of each institution’s plastic surgery residency program, both accredited by the ACGME, under the leadership of Dr. Jack Hoopes at Johns Hopkins and Dr. Nelson Goldberg at the University of Maryland.

The combined program provides resident rotation experiences at all of the major teaching hospitals in the Baltimore area (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center). If a major reconstructive case is going on in Baltimore, a resident in our program is participating in it. Residents also rotate at community hospital services (The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital, and Suburban Hospital) and several unique services including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The Dellon Institutes for Peripheral Nerve Surgery to maximize the breadth of their training experience.

The mission of the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency Program is to train residents to provide the highest quality plastic surgery care to their patients, to perform cutting edge research that will guide future patient treatment, and to become future leaders in plastic surgery for the country and the world.

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The department offers two types of residency programs:

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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.