Penn Surgery

Integrated/Independent Plastic Surgery Training Program

Program Overview

Division Chief

Joseph M. Serletti, MD

Program Director

Benjamin Chang, MD

Associate Program Director

Joshua Fosnot, MD

Penn has been at the forefront of plastic surgery resident education and was one of the first programs in the nation to accept medical students for plastic surgery training. The integrated residency is a six-year program with three positions annually for graduating medical students. The independent residency is a three year program with one position annually for these who have completed a five year ACGME approved general surgery residency. The goal of residency training at Penn is to provide comprehensive training in plastic surgery with a high clinical volume to prepare our graduates to succeed in either academic or private practice. Residents of both programs complete all of their training under the guidance of the plastic surgery program director, Dr. Benjamin Chang. Although Penn also has fellowships in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery, priority is given to resident education. The fellows augment the residency program by teaching residents, sharing emergency call, and offloading cases in areas with an overabundance of cases.

We are proud to say that at our last evaluation by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) in the Winter of 2016, both our programs were accredited without any citations.