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 Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Program

*The application period for 2014 visits is now closed. The next Visiting Professor applications will be available in the summer.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) established in 2004 the Plastic Surgery Visiting Professorship Program to encourage plastic surgery residents to pursue a career in hand surgery and to increase involvement with the ASSH.  Each year, 6-8 plastic surgery programs are selected to host an ASSH visiting professor--an accomplished plastic hand surgeon who may serve as a "role model" for trainees and students. 

The ASSH sponsors the visits by covering the flight and home transportation, as well as a small honorarium for the visiting professor. In turn, the host institution is expected to provide housing, onsite transportation and meals.
The ASSH Plastic Surgery Professorship Program has received excellent reviews from plastic surgery faculty and residents.

2014 Program

The 2013-2014 academic year visiting professors are David T. Netscher, MD from Baylor College of Medicine and J. Grant Thomson, MD from Yale University.  The 1- to 2-day visit generally features lectures, informal discussion with residents, and cadaver dissection if available. 

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                        David T. Netscher, MD       J. Grant Thomson, MD 



If you are interested in becoming a visiting professor or if you have questions about the application process, please contact ASSH Governance Coordinator Olivia Moran at or 312-880-1918.