James Dolph, M.D.
During the course of a year, approximately 5,000 surgical cases are scheduled by members of the faculty. They are staffed by residents on the basis of educational impact. The broad variety of cases seen in a typical year encompasses all areas of the field of plastic surgery.
Specific faculty members provide expertise in microsurgery and replantation, hand surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, and surgery for congenital anomalies such as, cleft lip and palate and congenital hand deformities. In addition, the Division of Plastic Surgery supervises the initial wound care and reconstructive management of patients in Albany Medical Center, a tertiary care center.
The Plastic Surgery Residency is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for one educational model. Our Integrated Model program offers one resident per year entrance into plastic surgery training directly following graduation from medical school. Currently, three such trainees are in their general surgery prerequisite rotational phase and three are on the requisite plastic surgery phase. Fourth-year medical students may elect - and residents from general surgery and otolaryngology are assigned to - rotations in plastic surgery.
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