Rotation Sites & Faculty
University Hospital- Newark, NJ
As the core teaching facility of Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state’s most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. University Hospital is staffed by 300 full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of the New Jersey Medical School, has 519 beds and more than 19,000 admissions, 2,700 births, and 215,000 outpatient visits annually. A wide range of specialty services are offered, including northern New Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, a regional center for neonatal intensive care, the Acute Stroke Center, the New Jersey Cardiovascular Institute (NJCI), a neurosurgical intensive care unit with a dedicated Brain Tumor Program, at the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine, and New Jersey’s first Liver Transplant Program, and Division of Orthopedic Oncology. This extensive breadth of subspecialties at University Hospital ensures that plastic surgery residents are well-versed in the management and reconstruction of trauma and oncologic cases.
Veteran’s Administration Hospital- East Orange, NJ
Hackensack University Medical Center- Hackensack, NJ
In 1888 with just 12 beds, Hackensack University Medical Center was Bergen County's first hospital. More than a century later, this nonprofit, teaching and research hospital has grown to become the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey. Not only has HUMC added 763 more beds to its facilities, but it is now Bergen County’s largest employer and a hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. HUMC has a large, dynamic, and busy Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic surgery residents rotating at HUMC operate with dedicated clinical faculty. These attending private plastic surgeons provide exposure and experience with the full breadth of plastic surgery: hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, general plastic surgery, traumatic craniofacial, congenital and oncologic reconstruction. Associated plastic surgery faculty include:
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital- New Brunswick, NJ
Founded in 1884, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is now one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. A 600-bed hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides state-of-the-art care across the full range of health care services. The hospital has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. It has ranked among U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals for four consecutive years. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH as one of the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest magazine. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is the principal teaching hospital of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is a hub for a clinically-integrated medical campus that includes the NCI-designated Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. The Robert Wood Johnson Health Network is a clinically integrated network of independent and legally affiliated health care providers in Central New Jersey.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital- New Brunswick, NJ
St. Peter's University Hospital is a 480-bed teaching hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. It is an affiliate of Rutgers, as well as CHOP. Plastic surgery residents rotate at St. Peter's in their PGY3 and PGY5 years for 3 months each (6 months total). At this point, there is one resident at St. Peter's at a given time. During the rotation, residents will see various aspects of aesthetic surgery (facelift, blepharoplasty, breast augmentation, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, and other body contouring procedures), breast reconstruction, hand surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction. There is an outpatient craniofacial clinic each week during which residents see and evaluate patients with cleft lips and palates, microtia, cranial synostosis and other congenital craniofacial anomalies. Residents also have the opportunity to see patients in various outpatient private practice offices and assist with non-surgical facial rejuvenation