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Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Program

The deadline for 2015-2016 program applications has passed. Please check back in summer of 2016 for the next round of applications.

2015-2016 Program

The 2016-2016 academic year visiting professors are Brian Carlsen from the Mayo Clinic and Scott Lifchez from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  The 1- to 2-day visit generally features lectures, informal discussion with residents, and cadaver dissection if available.

Brian T. Carlsen, MD         Scott D. Lifchez, MD


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.



If you are interested in becoming a visiting professor, hosting a 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

Steven J. McCabe
Scott N. Oishi

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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