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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.

For more information please contact Colleen McDowell at


Plastic Surgery Faculty and Residents

Program Contact

Colleen McDowell
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-681-7139