Fellowship Programs: Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Program Directors: Daniel G. Becker MD, Director
Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Penn Medicine Becker ENT
beckermailbox@aol.com

Jason Bloom MD, Co-Director
Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery
drjbloom@hotmail.com

Oren Friedman MD, Co-Director
Associate Professor, Clinical Otorhinolaryngology
University of Pennsylvania
oren.friedman@pennmedicine.uphs.edu

Program faculty Dr. Nicole Schrader (Private Practice, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

Dr. Kirkland Lozada (Private Practice, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

Dr. Julie Shtraks (Private Practice, Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery)

Dr. Alan Brackup (Oculoplastic Surgeon)

Dr. Clifford Perlis (MOHS Surgeon)

Program description This fellowship provides in-depth education in all aspects of aesthetic aging face surgery and rhinoplasty/revision rhinoplasty, cutting edge education in non-ablative treatments/injectables, and MOHS reconstructive surgery. The fellow will experience several different facial plastic surgery professional settings – group private practice, solo private practice, and academic. They will be permitted to take an active role in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients at each institution, as directed by the primary surgeon. This training program also exposes the fellow to top plastic surgeons from around the greater Philadelphia area with a wide range of backgrounds. Unique among fellowship programs, this experience allows the fellow to learn multiple techniques and perspectives on facial plastic surgery. All surgeries are performed in an ambulatory setting, allowing the fellow to see patients in follow-up. The faculty will mentor the fellow in both the art and science of the patient encounter and the practical aspects of starting and developing a facial plastic surgical practice.
Accreditation Yes (AAFPRS)
Start Date: July 1
Duration: 1 year
Fellows per year: 1
Salary: $45,000
Licensing Requirements: Pennsylvania and New Jersey licensure required
Appointment Level: Instructor
Operating Privileges: Attending privileges
Resident Supervision: Yes
Operative Experience and case load: Case experience is a priority. The fellow will rotate with the faculty on their surgery days. The combined surgical case load of the faculty is over 1,000 cases per year. The fellow’s time with each faculty will be tailored to create a full and well-balanced experience. The fellow will have a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery focused clinic where they will be able to obtain surgical patients for treatment, operate on them, and perform their follow-ups back in clinic. Additionally, the fellow will be able to offer cosmetic surgeries (at discounted prices) to patients they recruit. These would be the fellows’ own patients, and their surgical care and management would be supervised by the fellowship faculty.
Clinic Responsibilities: The fellow has a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery focused clinic where he/she will be able to obtain surgical patients for treatment, operate on them and perform their follow-ups back in clinic. Also, the fellow will be able to offer cosmetic surgeries (at discounted prices) to patients that he/she recruits. These would all be the fellows’ own patients and their surgical care and management would be supervised by the fellowship faculty.
Research: The fellowship provides significant opportunity for clinical research and publication, including active clinical trials.
Call Responsibilities: Facial trauma call (6-7 weeks/year)
Benefits: Medical, dental, and malpractice insurance.
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How to apply Through AAFPRS
Fellows Current fellows

Past fellows: contact PD for list of past fellows