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Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Program

*Applications for the 2014-2015 program are no longer available. Please check back in Summer 2015 for information on the 2015-2016 program.

About the Program

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.

2014-2015 Program

The 2014-2015 academic year visiting professors are Steven J. McCabe, MD from Toronto Western Hospital and Scott N. Oishi, MD from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  The 1- to 2-day visit generally features lectures, informal discussion with residents, and cadaver dissection if available.

Steven J. McCabe      |  Scott N. Oishi


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

History of ASSH Visiting Professors

David Netscher, MD
J. Grant Thomson, MD

Jeffrey Friedrich, MD
Neil F. Jones, MD

Vincent Hentz, MD
Charlie Eaton, MD

William Dzwierzynski, MD
W. Chris Pederson, MD

Warren Hammert, MD
James Higgins, MD
Steven Moran, MD

Donald Lalonde, MD
Brad Wilhelmi, MD
Mike Neumeister, MD

James Chang, MD
Prosper Benhaim, MD
Kodi Azari, MD

W. P. Andrew Lee, MD
Randy Sherman, MD
Elvin Zook, MD

Neil F. Jones, MD
Susan Mackinnon, MD
L. Scott Levin, MD

Kevin Chung, MD
Nick Vedder, MD
Rod Hentz, MD

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