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Virtual Penn Flap Course 2021

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are committed to educating the next generation of microsurgical leaders and will be hosting the Virtual Penn Flap Course 2021 on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Please join us for a live virtual event lead by Directors Drs. L. Scott Levin and Stephen Kovach and will feature experts in the field, including guest international faculty Jaume Masia, Yixin Zhang, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Sang Wha Kim and Marco Innocenti. Flap dissections encompassing the breadth of microsurgical reconstruction will be featured including perforator flaps as well as traditional means of reconstruction. Live chat with faculty will be available to address questions from participants. See our faculty list and sample program below.

The course will run 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Registration is now open. Although we were able to offer this educational event free for all last year, there is a registration fee of $75 and registration will close on July 15, 2021.

Please register HERE. We look forward to seeing you virtually in July!

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Course Directors

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

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Faculty

  • John Fischer, MD, MPH
  • Suhail Kanchwala, MD
  • Joseph Serletti, MD
  • Liza Wu, MD

Teaching Faculty

  • Joseph Dayan, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York
  • Guenter Germann, MD
    Ethianum Clinic
    Heidelberg, Germany
  • Nicholas Haddock, MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas
  • Marco Innocenti, MD
    Careggi University Hospital
    Florence, Italy
  • Sang Wha Kim, MD
    Seoul Natinal University College of Medicine
    Seoul, Korea
  • Evan Matros, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York
  • Jaume Masia, MD
    Hospital de la Santa Creu
    Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bauback Safa, MD, MBA
    Buncke Clinic
    San Francisco, California
  • Randy Sherman, MD
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, California
  • Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
    Keck Medicine of USC
    Los Angeles, California
  • Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, MD
    University of Tokyo and Cancer Institute Hospital
    Tokyo, Japan
  • Yixin Zhang, MD
    Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital
    Shanghai, China

Sample Program

Treatment of lymphedema with LVA Jaume Masia
Treatment of lymphedema with VLNT Suhail Kanchwala
Lymphatic surgery Joseph Dayan
Breast reconstruction with abdominal based flaps Liza Wu
Breast reconstruction with PAP and TUG flaps Nicholas Haddock
Use of scapular and parascapular flaps Evan Matros
Latissimus flap Randy Sherman
TDAP flap Sang Wha Kim
Local perforator flaps and KISS flap for trunk Yixin Zhang 
Abdominal wall reconstruction John Fischer
ALT/AMT flaps Stephen Kovach
MSAP flaps Stephen Kovach
Medial Femoral Condyle Flap L. Scott Levin
Vascularized fibula with and without epiphysis Marco Innocenti
SCIP flap Hidehiko Yoshimatsu
Gracilis flap Milan Stevanovic
Radial forearm flap Bauback Safa
Lateral arm and PIN flaps L. Scott Levin
Intrinsic hand flaps L. Scott Levin