Welcome to the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. We have recently been approved for a six-year, Integrated Residency Program. For the next few years, we will still be accepting an Independent Resident. This will allow us to slowly grow our cadre of residents from three to six. Over the course of training at Cooper, a resident can expect to be involved in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Except for two rotations to institutions in nearby Philadelphia, for burn care management (acute and chronic) at Crozer Chester Burn Center and craniofacial surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, all clinical work is at Cooper Hospital.
A full-time faculty of plastic surgeons assures the resident of close supervision when required and the opportunity for graded responsibility and independence throughout the training program, both in the operating room and in the outpatient ambulatory facility. Volunteer faculty in private practice enhance the learning experience.
Cooper University Hospital is one of the major trauma centers in the state of New Jersey, covering the seven southern counties of the state. There is a Level III intensive care nursery at this institution. We also have one of the largest state-supported Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Program in New Jersey, with more than 700 active patients. A research laboratory is available adjacent to the hospital.