Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Residencies and Fellowships
The Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery has become a favorite place to visit for surgeons from the United States and abroad. Since, 2003, the Division has hosted an average of five academic visitors yearly from institutions both within the United States and abroad. Each year, the Division also sponsors one or two visiting professors to the USC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery related to craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.
The Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery hosts academic physicians from abroad for variable periods of time. This has included plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
USC Keck School of Medicine
The Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery is a core rotation for residents in the plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). In their fifth year of residency, residents rotate for a three-month period. During the rotation, the residents have exposure to the entire scope of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at one of the busiest centers in the nation. On any given day, our service and affiliated surgeons are operating pediatric cases in at least three operating rooms. This provides a generous opportunity for primary operative experience with different surgeons.
The residents, under the supervision of the craniofacial fellow and attending surgeons, gain experience in all phases of treatment for craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery patients, including inpatient and outpatient care. Additionally, the residents present all of the following week's patients at the Division's Thursday morning Case Conference. This is an opportunity to benefit from the expert opinions of no less than five craniofacial trained faculty surgeons on each case.
Craniofacial fellowships have become the favorite choice for graduates upon completion of the USC residency. The candidacy of our residents has also been bolstered by the opportunity to do bench research at one of the premier centers of molecular research focused on the facial skeleton, the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) of the USC School of Dentistry. Since 2003, the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery has collaborated with the expert researchers at the CCMB to investigate the molecular interactions that lead to the very congenital differences they see every day at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
USC School of Dentistry
The oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents operate with the faculty of the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery in their sixth and final year of residency. In 2008, the value of oral and maxillofacial services at Children's Hospital Los Angeles were recognized in the establishment of the expanded Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery (formerly the Division of Plastic Surgery). Duke Yamashita, DDS, chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the USC School of Dentistry, joined Mark Urata, MD, DDS, and Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MD, DDS as the nucleus of oral surgeons at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
The OMFS residents work in concert with the faculty on complex level orthognathic cases. They also work alongside the plastic surgery resident and the craniofacial fellow on full scope craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery cases.