Plastic Surgery has a long and distinguished reputation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. It began with John Staige Davis who was the first plastic surgeon to concentrate his entire career in the field of Plastic Surgery and who wrote the first Plastic Surgery textbook. Under Dr. Alfred Blalock, Dr. Milton Edgerton established the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Training Program began. It was under his direction until 1971. In 1990 Dr. Manson took over as the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Manson is truly a pioneer in the field of craniofacial surgery, particularly trauma reconstruction. Currently Dr. Manson has assembled a faculty with expertise in such varied fields as hand surgery, nerve repair, adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, wound healing, breast reconstruction for cancer (DIEP and perforator flaps), microsurgery, head and neck cancer, head and neck reconstruction, cosmetic surgery (eyelids, breasts, facelift, rhinoplasty, brachial plexus surgery, body contouring, BoTox).
The residents will rotate on the Plastic Surgery Service at Hopkins for a period of four to six weeks during the PGY III year. During that time the resident will be an integral part of the Plastic Surgery team and be involved in frontline evaluation and care for Trauma and other Plastic Surgery consultations. The resident will participate in the extensive educational program offered ;within the division's residency program:
- Plastic Surgery Core Curriculum - once a week
- Plastic Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference – once a week
- Johns Hopkins General Surgery Grand Rounds – once a week
- Operative Skills Laboratory – once a month