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Breast Microsurgery Fellowship

The Breast Microsurgery Fellowship at Yale is a high-volume clinical fellowship with a focus on breast reconstruction. Working with full-time and voluntary faculty, the fellow can expect to participate in approximately 150 free flap reconstructions. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in operative and perioperative care of patients receiving free flaps, with progressive levels of autonomy. The core of the experience is operative, with, at most, one day a week of outpatient office hours. The majority of flaps performed are DIEP flaps, with a smaller number of alternative flaps including MS-TRAM, PAP, vPAP, DUG, and gluteal flaps. While it is not the focus of the fellowship, experience is available in lower extremity and H&N microsurgical reconstructions, as well as digital reimplantation. The academic environment at Yale is conducive to research pursuits, should the fellow demonstrate interest. We are committed to creating an environment that is both inclusive and diverse, and to empowering our fellows in all aspects of their development.

General Information

  • Duration of Fellowship: 1 year (July 1 to June 30)
  • Stipend: PGY7 scale
  • Research Opportunities: Not required but available (laboratory or clinical)
  • Number of Positions: 1

Application Information


  • Board-eligible graduate of an ACGME-accredited plastic surgery residency or other recognized board of medical specialties
  • ECFMG certification for International Medical Graduates


The Microsurgery Fellowship Match, which is sponsored by the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, is coordinated through the SF Match. All applicants must register with the SF Match for consideration.
More information regarding the registration and the specific timeline for the match can be found at


  • Application registration opens in January of the year prior to fellowship matriculation (18 months prior)
  • Interviews are typically held in May