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Plastic Surgery Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship

The Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, offered through the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, is one of the oldest such programs in the United States, with a long history of producing surgical, academic, and scientific leaders in this field.

Under the guidance of Roberto L. Flores, MD, fellowship director, our fellows receive multidisciplinary training in the following areas:

  • pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery
  • cleft surgery
  • orthognathic surgery
  • craniofacial microsurgery
  • transplant surgery
  • virtual presurgical planning

Along with technical training, our educational curriculum develops your clinical acumen, improves your decision-making skills, and teaches you how to manage complex treatment programs.

Clinical Training

During your clinical education, you receive comprehensive training in pediatric and adult craniofacial and orthognathic surgery by working closely with the craniofacial and orthodontic faculty. This collaboration allows you to be intimately involved in preoperative workup and surgical planning. You also learn to create occlusal splints and perform model surgery in orthognathic cases.

Training in the care of adult craniofacial patients includes exposure to techniques in craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, orthodontics, and prosthodontics. You have an opportunity to care for both private and clinic patients.

Fellows can expect to see 40 patients at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion and 20 patients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue each month. Ample time is allocated to assist the residents on surgical cases at Bellevue under the supervision of an attending surgeon. Fellows also participate in follow-up clinic.

Didactic Training

As a fellow, you attend all department conferences. You also present about all patients in a multidisciplinary setting in separate weekly conferences on pediatric craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, and adult craniofacial surgery.

Research Activities

We require fellows to undertake multiple research projects in clinical, tissue engineering, or digital simulation research.

Length of Training

Appointments are for 12 months, from July 1 through June 30 of the next year.

Acceptance Requirements

Candidates for the fellowship program must have completed plastic surgery training in an accredited program in the United States or Canada.

Application Process

We should receive your application no later than September 1 of the year preceding the start of the fellowship. After reviewing applications, we invite eligible candidates to spend a day at our department interviewing with the craniofacial and orthodontic surgery team.

Applicants must submit the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery common application through the organization’s website. Applicants should also file with SF Match Residency and Fellowship Matching Services.

State Licensure Requirements

Candidates must have a New York license or limited permit. International graduates must have an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certificate.

Contact Us

For more information about the Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, please email Tabbatha Cooke, fellowship coordinator, at or call 646-501-6784.

Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship Faculty Members

In addition to Dr. Flores, our multidisciplinary faculty includes the following members:

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Chair, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery

David A. Staffenberg, MD

Pradip R. Shetye, DDS

Jamie P. Levine, MD

Pierre B. Saadeh, MD

Current Craniofacial Surgery Fellow

This year’s craniofacial fellow is:

Bradley Eisemann, MD
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Plastic Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine