Conferences

Core Curriculum

The resident curriculum is a series of weekly lectures covering the full gamut of a plastic surgery over a three-year cycle. Conference is taught using a variety of formats including case-based discussion, anatomic dissection, journal article review, didactic lecture, and hands-on workshops by attending plastic surgery faculty. All residents are excused from duties to attend.

Grand Rounds

Plastic surgery Grand Rounds are held weekly on Thursday morning at 7am. Grand rounds are delivered by senior residents and faculty, as well as national and international experts in the field of plastic surgery. Visiting professors present several times per year, with special Ivy and Whitaker lectureships taking part each Fall and Spring. Morbidity and Mortality conference is held once monthly during Grand Rounds.

July 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
5 Resident Orientation (6:30AM)
(No Faculty 7AM)

Joshua Fosnot, MD
Resident Orientation (6:30AM)
(No Faculty 7AM)

Joshua Fosnot, MD
Nail and Fingertip Injury
Tope Akinbiyi, MD
Ines Lin, MD
12 Yearly Hand Bootcamp
The Hand Exam

Val Shubinets, MD
Penn Plastic Surgery Update
Joseph Serletti, MD
Phalangeal Fracture
Tomi Familusi, MD
Ines Lin, MD
17 **Tuesday Evening**
Splinting and Casting
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
N/A N/A
19 Yearly Facial Bootcamp
Facial Emergencies

Jason Vonderhaar, MD
PSEN II - M
Faculty Meeting
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Metacarpal Fracture
Val Shubinets, MD
Benjamin Chang, MD
24 **Tuesday Evening**
Splinting and Casting
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
N/A N/A
26 Yearly Hand Bootcamp Hand Emergencies
David Colen, MD
PSEN III - L and N
Journal Club
6th Years Presenting
Moderator
Carpal Fracture/Dislocation
Jason Wink, MD
Ines Lin, MD

August 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
2 Lip Reconstruction
Scott Bartlett, MD
Research Meeting
John Fischer, MD - Moderator
Hand Infection
Said Azoury, MD
Ines Lin, MD
9 Billing Compliance
(starts at 6:30 am ends at 8:30 am)
16 Burns
Brooke Burkey, MD
PSEN 1 - B
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Cassie Ligh, MD
Tendon Repair
Mike Tecce, DO
Ines Lin, MD
23 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Keinbocks Disease
David Colen, MD
Ines Lin, MD
30 Cephalometrics and Orthognathic Surgery
Jesse Taylor, MD
PSEN I - K
Radiation Therapy
Gary Freedman, MD
Nerve Compression
Natalie Plana, MD
Benjamin Chang, MD

September 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
6 Outpatient Operating Facilities
Aron Wahrman, MD
PSEN VIII - H

Resident Talk
Jason Wink, MD

NOE Fracture
Andrew Bauder, MD
Phuong Nguyen, MD
13 Free Flap Decision Making
Joshua Fosnot, MD
PSEN I - J
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
ZMC Fracture
Duncan Mackay, MD
Phuong Nguyen, MD
20 Breast Augmentation
Ran Stark, MD
PSEN IV - C
Faculty Meeting
Journal Club
5th Years Presenting
Moderator
Mandibular Fracture
Wen Xu, MD
Jordan Swanson, MD
27 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Resident Talk
Chen Yan, MD
Ear Anatomy and Repair
Dan Mazzaferro, MD
Aron Wahrman, MD

October 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
4 Management of Breast Asymmetry in Cancer Patients
Liza Wu, MD
PSEN IV - F
Ivy Lectureship
James Higgins, MD
Visiting Professor
No Conference
11 Tissue Expansion
David Low, MD
PSEN I - O
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Mastopexy
Cassie Ligh, MD
John Fischer, MD
18 Soft Tissue Infections
Dan Holena, MD
PSEN I - H
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Jason VonDerHaar, MD
Implant Options
Javier Cuoto, MD
Liza Wu, MD
25 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Resident Talk
Duncan Mackay, MD
Breast Reduction
Jason VonDerHaar, MD
Liza Wu, MD

November 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
1 Skin Resurfacing
Ivona Percec, MD
PSEN VII - I and L
Journal Club
4th Year Presenting Moderator
Breast Augmentation via the IMF
Mike Lanni, MD
Paris Butler, MD
8 Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction
Phuong Nguyen, MD
PSEN II - L
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Insertion of Tissue Expander
Tom Paliga, MD
Paris Butler, MD
15 Pediatric Syndromes/Genetics
Cara Skraban, MD
PSEN II - D and III - B
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Thomas Paliga, MD
Pick a Paper (New concepts/ideas or landmarks)
Samir Shakir, MD
Phuong Nguyen, MD
22 No Conference - Thanksgiving
29 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Visiting Professor
David Song, MD
Visiting Professor
No Conference

December 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
6 Chimeric Flaps
Suhail Kanchwala, MD
PSEN I - E
Resident Talk
David Colen, MD
Abdominoplasty
Chen Yan, MD
Paris Butler, MD
13 Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
Steve Kovach, MD
PSEN VI - A and B
Combined CHA Grand Rounds Brachioplasty
Medical Student (Placeholder)
Aron Wahrman, MD
20 Pediatric Vascular Injuries
Paul Foley, MD
PSEN VI - C and E
Faculty Meeting
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Thigh Lift
Ari Wes, MD
John Fischer, MD
27 No Conference - Holiday Week

January 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
3 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Research Meeting
John Fischer, MD
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Natalie Plana, MD
Jordan Swanson, MD
10 Pharyngeal and Hypopharyngeal Reconstruction
Liza Wu, MD
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Radial Forearm Flap
Val Shubinets, MD
Joseph Serletti, MD
17 Facelift
Lou Bucky, MD
PSEN VII - D
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Said Azoury, MD
Lateral Arm Flap
David Colen, MD
24 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Journal Club
6th Years Presenting Moderator
Pectoralis and Deltopectoral Flaps
Tom Paliga, MD
Aron Wahrman, MD
31 Secondary Procedures of Cleft Lip and Palate
Oksana Jackson, MD
PSEN II - A and B
Resident Talk
Tope Akinbiyi, MD
Scapular/Parascapular Flaps
Jason Wink, MD
Joseph Serletti, MD

February 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
7 Craniosynostosis
Jesse Taylor, MD
PSEN II - E
Fellow Talk
Robin Yang, MD
PAP Flap
Andrew Bauder, MD
Alex Au, MD
14 Cleft Palate
Jordan Swanson, MD
PSEN II - C
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
ALT Flap
Samir Shakir, MD
21 Nasal Reconstruction
Scott Bartlett, MD
PSEN II - J
Faculty Meeting
From Refugee to Rittenhouse
Phuong Nguyen, MD
Inservice Review (Poll residents for topic of choice)
Chen Yan, MD
28 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Fellow Talks
John Stranix, MD
Merisa Piper, MD
Inservice Review (Poll residents for topic of choice)
Jason VonDerHaar, MD

March 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
7 In-Service Exam
- No Conference
Faculty Only - Risk Reduction Conference In-Service Exam
- No Conference
14 The Mommy Makeover
Aron Wahrman, MD
PSEN VII - B
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Draw a Local Flap (Mohs Defects)
Dan Mazzaferro, MD
Benjamin Chang, MD
21 Head and Neck Cancer and Recon
Steve Cannady, MD
PSEN II - H
Faculty Meeting
Journal Club
5th Years Presenting Moderator
Draw a Cleft Lip
Wen Xu, MD
Jordan Swanson, MD
28 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Visiting Professor
James Namnoum, MD
Visiting Professor
No Conference

April 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
4 Liposuction
Ivona Percec, MD
PSEN VII - G
AAPS Talks
John Fischer, MD - Moderator
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Tope Akinbiyi, MD
11 Facial Trauma (Midface)
Phuong Nguyen, MD
PSEN II - F
Combined CHA Conference Pick a Paper (New concepts/ideas of landmarks)
Cassi Ligh, MD
18 The Private Practice Job Market
Ran Stark, MD
PSEN VIII - M
Faculty Meeting
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Rhinoplasty
Said Azoury, MD
Phuong Nguyen, MD
25 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Resident Talk
Sameer Shakir, MD
Genioplasty
Javier Cuoto, MD

May 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
2 Ethical Considerations in Plastic Surgery
Joshua Fosnot, MD
PSEN VIII - K
Journal Club
4th Years Presenting Moderator
Browlift
Duncan Mackay, MD
9 Facial Reanimation
Oksana Jackson, MD
PSEN II -G
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Otoplasty
Ari Wes, MD
Phuong, Nguyen, MD
16 Hair Restoration
David Stanton, MD, DMD
PSEN VII - E
Faculty Meeting
Whitaker Lectureship
Mirko Gilardino, MD
Visiting Professor
No Conference
23 Hand Conference
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Combined Ortho/Plastics Conference
Ines Lin, MD - Moderator
No 8 AM Conference
30 Pelvic Reconstruction
Suhail Kanchwala, MD
PSEN V - E
Resident Talk
Val Shubinets, MD
Botox
Tomi Familusi, MD
Alex Au, MD

June 2019

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
6 Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Alex Au, MD
PSEN IV - G
Quality of Life Measures
John Fischer, MD
Fillers
Mike Tecce, DO
13 Chief Cases
(6:30 AM start)
Chief Cases
(6:30 AM start)
Chief Cases
(6:30 AM start)
20 Forehead Rejuvenation
Ron Lohner, MD
PSEN VII - C
Faculty Meeting
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
David Low, MD - Moderator
Nerve Blocks
Mike Lanni, MD
27 Hand Conferences
Ines Lin, MD
Ben Chang, MD
Fellow Talks
Matthew Mino, MD
Stacey Henderson, MD
Local Wound Care
(Placeholder)
John Fischer, MD