Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Research Fellowship

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Research Fellowship

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a 2-year clinical research fellowship which will provide candidates interested in reconstructive plastic surgery a strong foundation for residency and fellowship and a career in academic surgery. The Service, led by Babak Mehrara, MD includes 11 full time plastic surgeons with a broad range of academic interests. Research would focus on: (1) Health outcomes research following cancer reconstructive surgery which would include clinical outcomes and quality of life outcomes, specifically in the areas of breast reconstruction and head and neck reconstruction (2) Health Policy and Outcomes research, studying trends in breast reconstruction in the United States. Part of the impetus for this research is to better understand healthcare disparities within plastic surgery. Additional areas of focus include developing novel patient education tools and incorporating 3D visualization in patient education and clinical practice.  Ultimately, the goal of our program is to improve clinical decision making and help us refine our surgical techniques to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.

About the Position

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service is seeking a Clinical Research Fellow who will become part of an active research program. The fellow will have access to service databases, a medical editor, research project and data manager, and biostatistical support. The fellow will be expected to participate in weekly research meeting and to attend weekly educational conference.  Clinical Research Fellows’ broad responsibility include developing hypotheses, writing grant and IRB proposals, data collection and analysis and manuscript writing.


Candidates should be currently enrolled in medical school, PhD program, or currently in a plastic surgery or general surgery residency and interested in pursuing dedicated research time. Previous research experience is preferred. One or two applicants accepted per cycle.

Length of Program

1-2 years (2 years preferable). This is a full-time, paid position with a start date of July 1, 2022.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 31st. Interviews will be conducted starting November 2021.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send below documents to the attention of Jonas Nelson, MD via email to