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Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship
The Fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery is a one-year program providing comprehensive exposure to all areas of pediatric plastic surgery. While there is an emphasis on the full spectrum of treatments for craniosynostosis and cleft lip/palate, the complete breadth of pediatric plastic surgery is covered, including management of Robin sequence, hemifacial microsomia, rare facial clefts, autologous ear reconstruction, nasal reconstruction, congenital and traumatic hand surgery, vascular anomalies, adolescent breast, brachial plexus, and orthognathic surgery. Six weeks are dedicated for international experiences of the fellow’s choosing, including medical missions and externships. Clinical and basic science research opportunities are plentiful, and participation is highly encouraged.
Fellows must have completed an accredited plastic surgery residency program. Salary and benefits are commensurate with postgraduate level of training, with opportunities for supplemental income, including attending privileges and an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University. Teaching opportunities are provided through interaction with residents from the Georgetown University Integrated Plastic Surgery program during their PGY4 pediatric rotation.
Fellows benefit from the combined experience of over 50 years of clinical practice of Gary Rogers, M.D., Albert Oh, M.D., and Michael Boyajian, M.D., the three dedicated full-time teaching faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, the fellow interacts frequently with members of other departments within the Children’s National Hospital who collaborate through the Cleft and Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Team, Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Congenital Hand Program and the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute.
Albert K. Oh, M.D.
Fellowship Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Pediatrics
Children's National Hospital
George Washington University Health Sciences
Frequently Asked Questions
The 2014-2015 salary scale for fellows at Children’s National is as follows:
- Post-Graduate Year (PGY) 4: $64,106
- PGY 5: $67,933
- PGY 6: $72,030
- PGY 7: $76,357
- PGY 8: $80,933
- PGY 9: $85,779
- PGY 10: $90,938
Benefits for all Children’s National employees include health, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, sick leave, disability insurance and back-up dependent child and elder care. A detailed summary of all benefits can be found in the Children’s National Benefits Guide (PDF) are reimbursed for expenses related to application for medical licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. All registration and travel expenses are reimbursed for meetings and conferences at which the fellow has a paper accepted for podium presentation. The fellow is reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred related to travel and accommodations during the six weeks of international rotations. Additionally, travel and hotel expenses are reimbursed for the fellow to attend the ASCFS/ASMS Boot Camp: Essential Training for Craniofacial Fellows (PDF).
All primary call is covered by the residents in Plastic Surgery, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. Upon successful acquisition of attending privileges at Children's National, the Plastic Surgery fellow provides coverage of attending level call for one weekend each month.
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