Penn Flap Course 2020

We are very pleased to announce the Penn Flap Course to be held on August 14-16, 2020 at the Human Tissue Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Human Tissue Laboratory is a state of the art facility where we will have demonstrations of flap dissections by leaders in the field of reconstructive microsurgery. This course will focus on dissection of microsurgical flaps of the head and neck, breast, trunk, extremity and hand/feet. There will also be ample time for independent dissection.

The course will have a didactic component that illustrates the use of the flaps through clinical cases and vignettes. It will be an opportunity for residents, fellows, and attendings to see and hear the experts dissect common and complex flaps used in microsurgical practice and understand their utilization through clinical examples. This course is meant to be an interactive experience for the attendees with time to ask the experts!

Registration will be limited to 4 attendees per cadaver to ensure small intimate groups to allow for questions and answers during dissections. We anticipate the course to fill quickly!

Attendees should plan on arriving on Friday afternoon, August 14 for a cocktail reception and dinner with faculty and the course will end at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 16. The two-day course will start each day at 7:00 am, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Course material will include a program book with dissection guides and relevant articles for flaps and will be forwarded to registrants electronically before the course. Copies will be available in the lab for reference. A detailed course schedule will be posted soon.

We look forward to a great weekend of dissections and discussions in Philadelphia!

Flaps to be Covered:

Head and Neck

  • Forehead Flap
  • Submental Flap
  • Temporoparietal Fascial Flap
  • Free Helical rim

Breast Flaps

  • DIEP
  • SIEA
  • IGAP
  • SGAP
  • PAP

Trunk Flaps

  • VRAM
  • Pectoralis Flap
  • Latissimus
  • TDAP Flap
  • Scapular/Parascapular Flap
  • SCIP Flap
  • DCIA Flap

Extremity Flaps

  • ALT/AMT Flaps
  • Gracilis Flap
  • Sural Artery Perforator Flap
  • Medial Femoral Condyle Flap
  • Fibula Flap
  • Radial Forearm Flap
  • Lateral Arm Flap
  • Ulnar Artery Perforator flap

Hand/Foot Flaps

  • Toe to Hand Transfer
  • Intrinsic Hand Flaps


Course Directors

  • Stephen J. Kovach, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Michael R. Zenn, MD, MBA, FACS
    Zenn Plastic Surgery
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching Faculty

  • Richard Agag, MD
    Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
    New Brunswick, NJ
  • Gregory M. Buncke, MD
    Buncke Clinic
    San Francisco, CA
  • Benjamin Chang, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Larry Colen, MD
    Norfolk Plastic Surgery
    Norfolk, VA
  • John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Joshua Fosnot, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Duretti Fufa, MD
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York, NY
  • Nicholas Haddock, MD
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, TX
  • Günter Germann, MD
    Ethianum Clinic
    Heidelberg, Germany
  • Geoffrey Hallock, MD
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Allentown, PA
  • Suhail Kanchwala, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Jamie Levine, MD
    NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York, NY
  • Ines Lin, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Jaume Masia, MD
    Hospital de la Santa Creu
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Evan Matrose, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, NY
  • Arash Momeni, MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Peter Neligan, MB, FRCSC
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • William Chris Pederson, MD
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Bauback Safa, MD
    Buncke Clinic
    San Francisco, CA
  • Hani Sbitany, MD
    Mount Sinai
    New York, NY
  • Joseph M. Serletti, MD
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Randy Sherman, MD
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Milan Stevanovic, MD
    Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Scott Tintle, MD
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD
  • Joseph Upton, MD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Hari Venkatramani, MD
    Ganga Hospital
    Coimbatore, India

Course Cost

 Advanced Registration Deadline: May 29, 2020

  Advanced After Deadline
Residents/Fellows $1,250 $1,450
Attendings $1,750 $1,950


Click here for Penn Flap Course Registration Form

Registration form may be forwarded by mail or email at

Payment must be received to confirm your registration.

For questions or additional details email or contact Lorna Muramoto at 215-294-9667

What attendees should bring:

Attendees should bring two pairs of surgical scrubs to be comfortable during dissections. Participants will also want to bring surgical loupes to facilitate dissections.

Lodging and Transportation

A block of rooms are reserved at a discounted rate at:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton (LINK)
    4109 Walnut Street
  • The Study at University City (LINK)
    20 S. 33rd Street

All locations are within a short walk to the Human Tissue Lab.

Please call and reserve a room early.

Philadelphia is serviced easily by train and air. Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station is easily accessible and the Philadelphia International Airport is a short trip to the University of Pennsylvania.