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The Fellowship Program

The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program provides postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. The objectives of the fellowship program are to:

  • provide an outstanding academic opportunity for the acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills in facial plastic surgery;
  • develop trained specialists who will contribute to the ongoing development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery;
  • foster development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery educators, especially in residency programs; and
  • encourage the development of new skills and knowledge in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through basic research and clinical trials.

Residents in ACGME accredited programs in otolaryngology or plastic surgery are eligible to apply for the 50 or more positions available each year. The AAFPRS Foundation fellowship program is widely respected by the medical community and represents the finest postgraduate program in the world for the training of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Since its beginning in 1969, the program has trained more than 1200 highly specialized experts to be educators and leaders in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. These individuals and their directors have performed a tremendous service to the AAFPRS and the specialty through the development and dissemination of new procedures, improvement of patient care, refinement of surgical techniques and the promotion of confidence and respect in the specialty.

The Fellowship Application Process

Each applicant will be required to complete an Application of Intent to be eligible to access the application.

Please be sure you have met all prerequisites for applying for an AAFPRS Foundation fellowship prior to completing the Application of Intent to gain access to the application.

The following are requirements of the application process and must be submitted during the application completion process:

  • Complete all tabs
  • Upload a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Upload Future Plan Statement which should include your future goals, intentions, and why you have chosen facial plastic surgery
  • Upload Medical School Transcript (official with Registrar’s signature)
  • Have 3 letters of reference (1 must be from the Department Chair/Program Director) uploaded by your letter writers
  • Submit credit card payment for application fee to Fatima

All requirements and application fees must be submitted by February 1st to be distributed by mid-February. All applications submitted after February 1st but prior to the March 1st deadline will be distributed by mid-March. No applications submitted after March 1st will be considered. The application completion date includes letters of reference.

Application Fees

A $175 application fee is required to apply to 10 programs or less. There is an additional fee of $15.00 per program for applicants who wish to apply for more than 10 programs. The applicant is charged per program not per director/co-director. A $50 match registration must be paid directly to the SF Match office. Visit the SF Match website for additional information (www.sfmatch.org). A $125 late fee will be required for applications submitted after February 1st. Please note, no applications will be processed after February 1st without payment of late fee. Credit card payments can be submitted over the phone by calling (703) 299-9291 or via secure fax to (703) 299-8284.

Process

1. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login with your email and password to complete the Application of Intent.

3. Create Application of Intent

  • Expand the dropdown and select the Application of Intent form;
  • Click on the CREATE button;
  • Complete the form.

4. Submit your Application of Intent

On completion, submit your application as FINAL. 

5. Notification

Upon submitting your application, your request will be sent to AAFPRS Foundation.  

The AAFPRS Foundation will confirm your AAFPRS membership and submission prior to responding to your request.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact the Fellowship Program Manager, fellowships@aafprs.org.

OH

Andrew Frankel

WA

Amit Bhrany (University of Washington)

NY

Andrew Jacono

CA

Brian Wong/Theodore Chen/Richard Gangnes

CA

Ben Talei/Karan Dhir

MN

Christopher Tolan/Garrett Griffin (Midwest FPS)

MN

Corey Maas/James Newman

NJ

Daniel Becker/Jason Bloom/Oren Friedman

AL

Daniel Rousso

CA

David Kim/Jill Hessler

IL

Dean Toriumi

IL

Douglas Sidle (Northwestern)

TX

Edward Buckingham

FL

Edward Farrior

NY

Edwin Williams

MO

Gregory Branham/Emily Spataro (Washington Univ., St. Louis)/John Chi

CA

Gregory Keller/Jeffrey Rawnsley (Univ. of CA – LA)

MN

Harley Dresner/Peter Hilger (Univ. of Minnesota – Minneapolis)

CA

Harry Mittelman/David Lieberman/Sachin Parikh

KS

J. David Kriet/Clinton Humphrey

NC

J. Madison Clark (University of NC-Chapel Hill)

MI

Jeffrey Moyer/Jennifer Kim (Univ. of Michigan)

MA

Jeffrey Spiegel (Boston Univ.)

PA

Jessyka Lighthall / Scott Walen (Penn State College of Medicine)

CA

Jonathan Sykes  (Univ. of CA – Davis)

Canada

Jamil Asaria

WA

Jordan Sand

TX

Jose Barrera

NY

Joshua Rosenberg / William Lawson (Mt. Sinai)

SC

Krishna Patel (Medical Univ of SC-MUSC)

MD

Kofi Boahene/Ira Papel/Shaun Desai (Johns Hopkins)

OH

Leslie Kim/Sumit Bapna (The OH State, Wexner Center)

GA

Louis DeJoseph

CO

Mario Imola

OR

Mark Wax

VA

Michael Godin

WA

Michael Nuara (Virginia Mason)

UT

P. Daniel Ward

LA

Paige Bundrick

CA

Paul Nassif/Babak Azizzadeh

NY

Peter Costantino/Steven Pearlman/Thomas Romo

TN

Phillip Langsdon (Langsdon Clinic)

NY

Philip Miller/Judy Lee (NYU)

FL

Richard Davis

NJ

Robert Glasgold/Mark Glasgold

TX

Russell Kridel

PA

Ryan Heffelfinger/Howard Krein (Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp.)

WI

Sachin Pawar/John Rhee

CA

Sam Most

CA

Scott Stephan

NY

Sherard Tatum/Amar Suryadevara (SUNY)

IL

Steven Dayan (SDMD) / Benjamin Caughlin (Chicago Center for FPS)

VA

Stephen Park/Sam Oyer (University of VA)

IN

Stephen Perkins/Mark Hamilton

IN

Taha Shipchandler (Indiana Univ School of Med)

TX

Tang Ho (Univ of TX HSC)

MA

Tessa Hadlock

CA

Travis Tollefson (Univ of CA-Davis)

OR

Tom Wang / Myriam Loyo Li

NY

Vito Quatela (Univ. of Rochester)

TX

Yadro Ducic

Canada

Oakley Smith

Welcome to the Fellowship Database. There are specific instructions to follow when completing the Director Comprehensive Competency Evaluation. If you have questions or concerns, please email, fellowships@aafprs.org.

Instructions for completing a NEW director evaluation:

  • Click log in over to the right using your login credentials.
  • Once you have logged in, look over to the left for the orange “Create” box.
  • That box has a drop down arrow, click the arrow and select the Director Comprehensive Competency Evaluation.
  • After you select the evaluation click the “Create” in the orange box.
  • The evaluation will appear on your computer.
  • You must complete all tabs, please pay close attention to the ratings as they are different on each tab.
  • You must click submit as draft if you need to revisit to complete the evaluation or submit as final if you are done.

If you have already completed a 6-MONTH EVALUATION, follow these instruction:

  • Once you log in, you will see a list of evaluations that you have already completed. If you do not know the id number for the evaluation you need to complete you must click edit on the evaluation to determine which fellow the evaluation belongs to.
  • Once you find the evaluation that needs to be completed by clicking edit to enter the form, complete the 12-month evaluation portion, and click submit as final when done.
  • PLEASE DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER EVALUATION FOR A FELLOW THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED A 6-MONTH EVALUATION FOR. PLEASE CONTACT FATIMA FOR ASSISTANCE, fporter-el@aafprs.org.

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Phone: (703) 299-9291