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Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

Since its founding more than 75 years ago, the Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery has been a leader in education and training of world-class surgeons. We offer a six-year integrated residency training program that prepares physicians to become tomorrow’s leaders of academic plastic surgery. The integrated training program began in 2013. As of 2018, 100% of residents are trained in this program.

The program seeks individuals who are self motivated, with an established record of clinical excellence and academic productivity. It is hoped that those individuals who matriculate at Duke will represent us well wherever they practice.

We provide residents with a wealth of clinical experience. There is a large breadth and depth of clinical exposure to all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Residents will collaborate with all areas of clinical services at the Duke University Medical Center, including orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, ear nose and throat, urology, gynecology, and pediatric surgery.

Duke Plastic Surgery currently offers a 1 month sub-internship for fourth-year medical students. The rotation offers a broad exposure to many different clinical facets of plastic surgery, including pediatric/craniofacial surgery, aesthetic surgery, and complex reconstructive procedures.

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The mission of Duke Plastic Surgery is to provide safe, high-quality, and cost-effective care in order to alleviate suffering and to restore what has been lost. Our hallmark is the tireless pursuit of excellence in the service we provide, characterized by compassionate devotion to our patients and their loved ones, and rendered with patience and respect toward our colleagues.

Duke Plastic Surgery aims to advance the art and science of plastic surgery in all its breadth and depth. Our training program is committed to providing comprehensive education and experiential training in an environment that challenges to foster personal growth, yet nurtures to cultivate integrity, professionalism, and leadership. 


Duke Plastic Surgery will be widely respected both for clinical excellence and pioneering academic achievement. Our training program will be esteemed and coveted for its track record of producing leaders of plastic surgery known for their surgical skill, intellect, and passion.

Plastic Surgery Faculty and Residents

Program Contact

Colleen McDowell
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-681-7139