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 sill 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 University 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 Health Care is one of only three New Jersey State-Designated Level I Trauma Centers verified by the American College of Surgeons, the highest national recognition possible, serving the seven southern counties of the state. It is the also the only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Jersey, and our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats full-term and premature infants with medical and surgical problems related to premature birth, respiratory, metabolic or birth disorders. Cooper has one of the largest state-supported Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Programs in New Jersey, with ore than 700 active patients. A research library is available adjacent to the hospital.