Virginia Mason's Department of Facial Plastic Surgery offers a one-year fellowship program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery accredited by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (FPRS) provides hands-on training and exposure to the breadth of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The fellowship includes a high volume, state-of-the-art service using nationally-recognized, system-based approaches to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including adult cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic oculoplasty, microvascular surgery and a large volume of reconstructive procedures.
Under the leadership and supervision of Fellowship Director Michael Nuara, MD, the fellow performs a minimum of 500 cases, with opportunities to participate as part of a multidisciplinary team in robust clinic and inpatient care.
Applicants must have completed an ACGME or RCPSC-accredited residency in otolaryngology or plastic surgery. Candidates must complete the AAFPRS Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship online application, including:
The primary goal of the Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to give the fellow the clinical and surgical skills to excel in a otolaryngology career and serve as an ambassador for themself, the profession and Virginia Mason. Specifically, the fellowship curriculum aims to teach requisite cognitive and technical aspects of surgical facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including: