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 2017

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

Ben Chang, MD
Joshua Fosnot, MD
Nail and Fingertip Injury
David Colen, MD
11 **Tuesday Evening**
Splinting and Casting
Drs. Chang/Lin
N/A N/A
13 Yearly Hand Bootcamp
The Hand Exam

Drs. Chang/Lin
Morbidity and Mortality
David Low, MD - Moderator
Phalangeal Fracture
Michael Tecce, DO
20 Yearly Hand Bootcamp
Hand Emergencies

Benjamin Gray, MD - Faculty Meeting
Attending Interesting Cases/Indications
Joshua Fosnot, MD - Moderator
Metacarpal Fracture
Jason Wink, MD
25 **Tuesday Evening**
Splinting and Casting
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
N/A N/A
27 Yearly Facial Trauma Bootcamp
Phuong Nguyen, MD
Resident Talk
Michael Mirzabeigi, MD
Carpal Fracture/Dislocation
Val Shubinets, MD

August 2017

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
3 Head and Neck Indications
Suhail Kanchwala, MD
PSEN II-K,L
Journal Club
Ivona Percec, MD - Moerator
Tenosunovitis
Chen Yan, MD
10 Billing Compliance
(starts at 6:30 am ends at 8:30 am)
17 Pressure Sores
John Fischer, MD
PSEN V-E
Resident Talk
Fares Samra, MD
Flexor Tendon
Jason Yu, MD
24 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Extensor Tendon
Tomi Familusi, MD
31 Which Implant and Why
Lou Bucky, MD
PSEN IV-8
Carpol Instability
David Bozentka, MD
Suture Materials
Javier Cuoto, MD

September 2017

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
7 Breast Reduction/Mastopexy
Aron Wahrman, MD
PSEN VI-G, J
Resident Talk
Jason Yu, MD
Nerve Compression
Jason VonDerHaar, MD
14 Foot/Ankle Reconstruction
Stephen Kovach, MD
PSEN VI-E
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Mesh Materials
Michael Lanni, MD
21

Local Techniques of Facial Reconstruction
Scott Bartlett, MD
PSEN I-A
Faculty Meeting

Visiting Professor
Ivy Lecture
Michael Neumeister, MD
Visiting Professr
No 8 AM Conference
28 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Resident Talk
David Colen, MD
Insertion of Breast Implant
Cassie Ligh, MD

October 2017

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
5 Forehead and Midface Trauma
PSEN II-E
Jesse Taylor, MD
Developing a Philanthropic Program
Jay Storm, MD
Insertion of Tissue Expander
Tom Paliga, MD
12 Ear Reconstruction
David Low, MD
PSEN II-H
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
MSFTRAM/DIEP Flap
Michael Mirzabeigi, MD
19 Dental Principles
Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD
PSEN II-K
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Jason VonDerHaar, MD
Abdominoplasty
Duncan Mackay, MD
26 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Journal Club
Moderators: Ben Chang, MD and
Ines Lin, MD
Brachioplasty Medical Student with Chief Resident Assist

November 2017

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
2 Trunk Indications
Alex Au, MD
PSEN V-D, G
Resident Talk
Val Shubinets, MD
Thigh Lift
Tope Akinbiyi, MD
9 Breast Anatomy and Cancer
Lisa Wu, MD
PSEN IV-A, C
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Suction Assisted lipectomy
Andrew Bauder, MD
16 Aesthetic Facial Assessment
Ran Stark, MD
PSEN VII-D
Faculty Meeting
Micro Fellow Talk
Evan Katzel, MD
Outpatient Operating Facility
PSEN VIII-D
Self Study
23 No Conference - Thanksgiving
30 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Resident Talk
Tope Akinybiyi
Medical Student Talk
(Placeholder)

December 2017

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
7 Local Wound Care
Paris Butler, MD
PSEN I-J
Journal Club
Paris Butler, MD - Moderator
VRAM and Gracilis Flaps
Samir Shakir, MD
14 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Combined CHA Conference
Joseph Serletti, MD - Moderator
Scapular/Parascapular Flaps
Fares Samra, MD
21 Structure and Function of Skin
Emily Chu, MD
PSEN I-E
Faculaty Meeting
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Latissimus Flap
Wen Xu, MD
28 No Conference - Holiday Week

January 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
4 Spine and Back Recon
Suhail Kanchwala, MD
PSEN V-F
ASRM/AAHS Talks
Residents/Fellows
Rectus/Sartorius Flaps
Jason Wink, MD
11 Common Foot Problems for the Plastic Surgeon
Albert D'Angelantonio, DPM
PSEN VI-C
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
ALT Flap
Tomi Familusi, MD
18 Orbital Hypertelorism
Scott Bartlett, MD
PSEN II-D
Faculty Meeting
Craniofacial Fellow Talk
Ian Hoppe, MD
Gastroc/Soleus Flaps
Duncan Mackay, MD
25 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Resident Talk
Cassie Ligh, MD
Grafts
Medical Student with Chief Resident Assist

February 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
1 Extremity Indications
Stephen Kovach, MD
PSEN VI-A
Journal Club
Stepehn Kovach, MD - Moderator
Forehead Flap
Javier Cuoto, MD
8 Non-Clinical Progessional Opportunities
John Fischer, MD
PSEN VIII-K
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Eyelid Flaps
Jason Yu, MD
15 Pediatric Syndromes/Genetics
Cara Skraban, MD
PSEN II-I, III-B
Faculty Meeting
Micro Fellow Talk
Jessica Rose, MD
Abbe/Estlander (Lip Flaps)
Chen Yan, MD
22 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Physician Wellbeing and Burnout
Oana Tomescu, MD
Genioplasty
Tope Akinbiyi, MD

March 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
1 No Conference - In-Service Exam
8 Mandible Trauma
Phuong Nguyen, MD
PSEN II-E
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Geometric Flap Designs
Michael Lanni, MD
15 Cleft Lip Drawing Session
Oksana Jackson, MD
PSEN II-A
Faculty Meeting
Combined Facial Trauma
Grand Rounds
No 8:00 am conference
22 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Micro Fellow Talk
Eric Jablonka, MD
Craniosynostosis
Michael Mirzabeigi, MD
29 Cleft Nasal Deformity
David Low, MD
PSEN II-C
Visiting Professor
Jeff Gusenoff, MD

April 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
5 Flap Complications
Lisa Wu, MD
PSEN I-B
AAPS Talks
Residents/Fellows
Hemifacial Microsomia and Atrophy
Michael Tecce, MD
12 Craniofacial Clefts
Jesse Taylor, MD
PSEN II-D
Combined CHA Conference
Peter Quinn, MD - Moderator
Treacher-Collins
Val Shubinets, MD
19 Rhinoplasty
Ron Lohner, MD
PSEN VII-I
Faculty Meeting
Resident Talk
Jason Wink, MD
Lefort Classification
Fares Samra, MD
26 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Occlusion and Fixation
Samir Shakir, MD

May 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
3 Aesthetic Indications
Lou Bucky, MD
PSEN VII-C
Whitaker Leactureship
Richard Warren, MD
Visiting Professor
10 Injectables
Ivona Percec, MD
PSEN VII-H
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Facial Nerve Injury
Andrew Bauder, MD
17 Periorbital Rejuvenation
Ran Stark, MD
PSEN VII-A
Faculty Meeting
Attending Ineresting Cases/Indications
Joshua Fosnot, MD - Moderator
Skin Resurfacing
Wen Xu, MD
24 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Micro Fellow Talk
Rose Fu, MD
Browlift
Cassie Ligh, MD
31 Medicolegal/Risk Management
Aron Wahrman, MD
PSEN VIII-E, G
Journal Club
Aron Wahrman, MD - Moderator
Blepharoplasty
Tom Paliga, MD

June 2018

Date 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
7 Congenital Breast Deformity
Joseph Serletti, MD
PSEN IV-H
Resident Talk
Chen Yan, MD
Nose Anatomy
David Cohen, MD
14 Gynecomastia
Joshua Fosnot, MD
PSEN IV-I
Morbidity and Mortablity
David Low, MD - Moderator
Facelift
Jason VonDerHaar, MD
21 Secondary Procedure in Cleft Care
Oksana Jackson, MD
PSEN II-B
Faculty Meeting
General Surgery Grand Rounds
Michael Rosen, MD
No 8:00 AM Conference
28 Hand Conference
Ben Chang, MD
Ines Lin, MD
Chief Cases Chief Cases