The Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery offers residents, attending physicians, and medical students the opportunity to perform advanced surgical training on fresh tissue.
Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory
The Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory is a state-of-the-art medical skills lab that has been used to provide training to medical professionals from Duke and throughout the country since 1997.
Fresh Cadaver Flap Dissection Course
The Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory is the location for the annual Fresh Cadaver Flap Dissection Course, which offers mentoring by internationally renowned faculty, through prosection and participant dissection.
Breast Perforator Course
We also offer a Breast Perforator Course where participants receive both hands-on and didactic instruction from skilled plastic surgeons.
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Anatomy Course
Our Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Trauma Course provides the necessary understanding of anatomy and treatment protocols for residents involved in the management of CMF trauma.
Microsurgical Techniques and Skills Training Course
Our Microsurgical Techniques and Skills Training Course provides training in the use of the operating microscope and associated microsurgical instruments, basic microsurgical dissection and suturing techniques, artery and vein anastomoses, end-to-end and end-to-side repair, interpositional vein graft, and neurorrhaphy. Research technicians can also receive training in the microsurgical skills required for animal models in the lab. Feedback and evaluation are provided throughout, as well as laboratory instruction, guidance, and monitoring.