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Job Summary

The University of Michigan offers an ACGME accredited comprehensive Craniofacial Fellowship training program with a large clinical volume of reconstructive procedures for congenital anomalies including syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostoses, branchial arch disorders, clefting abnormalities, orthognathic maladies as well as trauma reconstruction.  Craniofacial Fellows will become facile with a broad exposure of craniofacial procedures such as frontal orbital advancement, cranial vault reshaping, distraction osteogenesis, Le Fort I, II and III osteotomy, sagittal split osteotomies, genioplasty, and other osteotomies of the mandible as well as Monoblock procedures.  The Fellowship will also include a significant exposure to cleft lip and palate procedures, pediatric plastic surgery, and challenging traumatic facial reconstruction within a level 1 trauma system.  The Fellow will have access to a plethora of clinical and basic scientific research opportunities including access to a state of the art NIH funded bone laboratory.  The setting for this fellowship is a state of the art 1,000,000 square feet Children’s Hospital. The Pediatric Plastic Surgery suite and the Fellows office are immediately adjacent to the operating rooms. The Craniofacial Fellow will enjoy the same benefits and contract advantages of the House Officers Association. 


The fellowship position will be filled through the SF Match for 2019-2020 academic year.  Applicants will be required to register with the San Francisco Match. Information about the match can be obtained from the SF Match at

Candidates for the fellowship program must have completed plastic surgery training in an accredited program in the United States.

Please submit the following in your application packet :

•           University of Michigan Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship Application - please visit to obtain the application

•           Personal Statement

•           Curriculum Vitae

•           Medical school transcript

•           Copy of USMLE Steps I, II and III scores

•           Three letters of recommendation, including one from your program director

•           A 2x2 jpeg photo


Mail your completed application to the attention of:

Steven R. Buchman, MD

M Haskell Newman Professor in Plastic Surgery

Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

University of Michigan

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

1540 E Hospital Dr, 4-730

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Contact:  Interested residents are encouraged to contact Steven R. Buchman, MD at for further details.


Required Qualifications*

An MD or PhD is required for this position.

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.