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Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship

The Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship gives internal and external medical students and general surgery residents the opportunity to participate in basic, translational, or clinical research. This fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is guided by Daniel J. Ceradini, MD, fellowship director, and our research faculty.

Research Opportunities

As a fellow, you can explore research in transplantation biology, wound healing and vascular biology, craniofacial biology, craniofacial and craniomaxillofacial surgery, craniomaxillofacial allotransplantation, three-dimensional printing to enhance craniofacial bone scaffolds, burn therapy, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and transplantation, microsurgery, and virtual surgery.

Fellows have access to our department’s laboratory facilities in NYU Langone's Tisch Hospital, the Craniofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Research Analysis lab space at NYU College of Dentistry, and NYU Langone’s scientific cores and shared resources to facilitate basic, translational, and clinical research. A biostatistician is also available to support your research efforts.

As a fellow, you may conduct clinical research duties at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

Didactic Training

In addition to research, fellows participate in weekly didactic educational conferences, where you learn about the latest plastic surgery techniques and have access to world-renowned plastic surgeons in various specialties.

Length of Training

Our Research Fellowship lasts for two years.

Acceptance Requirements

The program accepts one or two total applicants per cycle.

Accepted medical students need to take off two years, typically between their third and fourth year of medical school.

General surgery residents need to make a two-year commitment to conduct basic, translational, or clinical research. Most applicants have conducted prior bench work or translational animal research or have clinical research experience.

Application Process

To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to A review and interview process follow. Applicants must be in good academic standing with their current programs.

We begin accepting applications for the 2024 academic year on October 1, 2023, and review them on a rolling basis. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified in January 2024.

Contact Us

For more information, please email

Research Fellowship Faculty Members

In addition to Dr. Ceradini, other integral Research Fellowship faculty include the following:

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

Chair, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery

Catherine Pei-ju Lu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery

Piul S. Rabbani, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery

As a fellow, you also have access to the rest of our department faculty, the majority of whom also conduct research.

Department of Plastic Surgery Faculty

Most of our faculty members conduct research.


Our researchers have published in an array of peer-reviewed journals.