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.


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


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 2022 are full. Positions for 2023 are available, the deadline to submit the application is April 1st 2022.

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

Current Fellow

Dr Yun Phua

Yun Phua

Dr Yun Phua is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from Brisbane, Australia. He completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and subsequently undertook specialist surgical training in New Zealand and later Australia. 

He has previously completed fellowships in cleft and craniofacial surgery at the Mater Children’s Hospital Brisbane and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne as part of the Craniomaxillofacial Post Fellowship Education and Training (PFET) program. He currently works in this subspecialty area at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and Mater Hospital in Brisbane. His main research interests centre around osseous reconstruction of the facial skeleton and cranial vault in both paediatric and adult patients.

The International Fellowship Program in Microsurgery at the Uppsala University Hospital enables further clinical and research development in the area of complex microsurgical head and neck reconstruction and super-microsurgery.

Past Fellows

  • Dr. Alex Okello, Plastic Surgeon and Fellow of the College of Surgeons – Plastic Surgery (ECSA), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Richard Tee, MD, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), 2020.
  • 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.