Established in 2020 by Chief of Plastic Surgery in Delaware Dr. Edward J. Caterson and Inaugural Fellow Theodore E. Habarth-Morales, the Joseph E. Murray and Mutaz B. Habal Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship in the Division of Plastic Surgery is a 12-month fellowship dedicated to advancing academic inquiry and technological innovation in the field of plastic surgery. Fellowship appointments are held by medical students or surgical trainees. The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in academic surgery.
Fellows will be responsible for inception of project ideas, data acquisition, statistical analysis, IRB applications, drafting of manuscripts, presenting research at national meetings and coordinating all research activities within the division. Fellows will work closely with plastic surgery faculty and be involved in multidisciplinary projects with other divisions and departments. Fellows will also have the opportunity to observe surgical cases. Fellows will organize research meetings and participate in division conferences.