The UCLA Microvascular Fellowship offers post-residency subspecialty training in microvascular surgery. Candidates must have completed a plastic surgery residency and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.

The surgeons at UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provide reconstructive support to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, performing both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction to post-mastectomy breast cancer survivors.

Fellows fully participate in the flap team, refining their abilities under the microscope while assisting in upwards of 180-200 free flaps per year.

Fellows are expected to facilitate resident education, attend monthly didactic and Morbidity & Mortality conferences. Fellows may be called upon to assist with resident supervision and to participate in non-micro reconstructive cases as their schedules permit.

Additional information can be found on the ASRM website. Get match information 
The fellowship is non-ACGME accredited and is model on a one-on-one apprenticeship rather than a formal didactic curriculum.

Application Process

Starting July 1, 2020 UCLA Plastic Surgery will train two microsurgery fellows per year. All applicants are required to register with the San Francisco Match.  Information on the registration process can be found online at

Interested applicants should submit their applications through the SF Match:

  • A letter of intent
  • A copy of your CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one should be from your plastic surgery residency program director / chairman)

Please Note: The UCLA Microsurgery Fellowship is unable to sponsor visas for international applicants, including applicants from Canada who do not possess a valid US Permanent Resident Card. 

Application Deadline: March 28, 2023
Interview Dates: April 28 & 29, 2023 in person

Contact Information

Fellowship Coordinator: Hugo Mannings
Email: [email protected] 
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90095