International Fellowship Program in Microsurgery

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The department of Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery offers a 6 months-fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery. The unit is one of the more active in reconstructive microsurgery in the north of Europe with a case load performed of 120 free flaps per year and 50 complex non microvascular cases in the areas of head and neck reconstruction, breast reconstruction, facial paralysis, lower extremity and complex wound care. The fellowship program is endorsed by the Swedish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Fellowship Responsibilities

The fellow will work in a team of four specialists and one resident and will participate in the planning and execution of all reconstructive cases performed by the team. The fellow will participate in all teaching activities in the department and will be responsible for a monthly presentation.

The fellow is required to undertake one research project within microsurgery and is expected to finish one publication.

Stipend

Accommodation in Uppsala and a stipend for living expenses is provided.

Requirements

The candidate must be specialist in plastic surgery with ambition to pursue a career in reconstructive microsurgery and be able to work in a team.

How to apply

The fellowship positions for 2020 are full. 2022 positions are available and the deadline to submit the applications is April 1st 2021. 

Submit CV and two letters of recommendation to the fellowship program director
Dr. Andres Rodriguez.

Current Fellow

Richard Tee

Richard Tee

Dr Richard Tee is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Dr Tee has a keen subspecialty interest in hand surgery and the microsurgical reconstruction of the upper extremity and head and neck region.

Dr Tee completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide, South Australia and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Melbourne, Victoria. He undertook five years of Advance Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in New Zealand.

He pursued his PhD under the tutorage of Professor Wayne Morrison at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery (BOBIM). As a scholar of the Australian National Heart Foundation and RACS Foundation of Surgery, he completed his dissertation in vascularization of tissue engineered construct and microsurgical model in cardiac tissue engineering in 2014. During his time at BOBIM, he also participated in microsurgical reconstruction and digital replantation which forged his strong foundation in hand and microsurgery. During his training, he undertook an observership at Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Japan for brachial plexus surgery, microsurgical research at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Lin-Kou, Taiwan and as well as a clinical microsurgical fellowship at E-Da Hospital, Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan, to further enrich his experience in reconstructive microsurgery.

Dr Tee also has a keen interest in teaching, education, innovation and research. He was a recipient of multiple awards which include the RACS Surgeon as Educator award, Australian Society and New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeon’s Emmett’s prize for best scientific paper in plastic and reconstructive surgery and the Smith and Nephew’s Stuart Pegg’s prize for best presentation at Australia and New Zealand Burns Association Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr Tee’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art care to restore form and function of patients suffered from traumatic, oncological or congenital defects of the upper limb and head and neck region. The International Microsurgical Fellowship in Uppsala has given him the opportunity to focus on advanced head and neck reconstruction and facial paralysis treatment.

Past Fellows

  • Cristina Gómez Martínez de Lecea, MD, Plastic surgeon, University Clinic of Navarra, Spain. Fellow 2020.
  • Luís Vieira, MD, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Portugal, 2019
  • Riccardo Schweizer, University of Zurich, 2019.
  • Caroline Driessen, MD, Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, 2018.
  • Naomi van Hout, MD, Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Dr. Holger Klein, MD, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, 2017
  • Dr. Jorga Zabojova, MD, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2017.
  • Dr. Tianyi Liu, MD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Fellow 2016.
  • Ruben Coelho, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Central Hospital of Lisbon, Portugal. Fellow 2016.
  • Lara Cristobal Velasco, MD, University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid, Spain. Fellow 2015.
  • Camilo Hernandez, MD, Plastic Surgeon from University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, Fellow 2015.
  • Nina Gösseringer, MD. Plastic Surgeon from University of Viena, Austria. Fellow 2014.
  • Beatriz Lopez, MD. Plastic Surgeon from University Hospital of A Coruna, Spain, Fellow 2014.
  • Lorenzo Cali-Cassi, MD. Plastic Surgeon from University of Turin, Italy. Fellow 2013.
  • Felipe Pineda, MD. Plastic Surgeon from University Hospital of A Coruna, Spain. Fellow 2013.