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Department of Plastic Surgery

Karen Meier (seated) spent a year in the Medical Scholars Program exploring clinical research in plastic surgery with Dr. Lillian Nanney while attending Vanderbilt Medical School.

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowship

There are two types of fellowships available in the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory.

Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship

This fellowship is designed for surgical residents who have completed three or more years of approved residency training in a surgical specialty, and who are interested in a career in Plastic Surgery. Research fellows typically develop an independent wound healing project under the close supervision of Dr. Nanney, and have the opportunity to learn a host of laboratory techniques appropriate to their previous experience in laboratory benchwork. There is ample opportunity to participate in other ongoing projects within the lab or the Vanderbilt Burn Center. Additionally, Research Fellows are encouraged to participate in all Plastic Surgery didactic conferences and journal clubs, with the goal of identifying a more clinically focused project that will allow them to interact with the residents and faculty and make a significant contribution to the field of Plastic Surgery. The position includes a stipend, and travel expenses are provided for fellows who have the opportunity to present their research at a national or regional scientific or clinical meeting.

Application for this position should be made through the office of the Chairman of Plastic Surgery. Please contact Jammie Baber at (615) 936-0198, or jammie.baber@vanderbilt.edu.


Current & Past Research Fellows

2011--present Kevin Sexton, MD
2005–2007 Joe Greco III, MD
2003–2005 Martina Okwueze, MD
2002–2003 Nadeem Ajmal, MD
2001–2002 Colin Riordan, MD
1998-2000 David Adcock, MD
1997-1998 Steve Paulsen, MD
1995-1996 Chris Schaffer, MD
1992-1993 James Roesel, MD
1991-1992 Barbara Wenczak, MD, PhD

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