Welcome to the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. Over the course of our six-year, Integrated Residency Program at Cooper, a resident can expect to be involved in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. As of 2023, our program has been expanded and we will be taking in two interns per year. For the academic year 2023-2024, we will have a total of 8 residents. Except for three rotations to institutions in nearby Philadelphia, for Craniofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Transplant Surgery at Jefferson, and Burn Surgery (acute and chronic) at Crozer Chester Burn Center, 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 Health Care 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.