The Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory
Obtain the basic knowledge & fundamental skills of microvascular surgery.
Intensive, individual one-on-one laboratory instruction in microsurgical techniques
Designed for surgeons with previous experience in microvascular surgery

Intensive 2 days or 3 days course for research personnel
1) Simple    2) Complex

The Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center was established in 1980 by Harold M. Dick, MD, Frank E. Stinchfield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, with the goal of making microsurgery an integral part of a surgeon's training in various fields and specialties. Originally offered only to orthopaedic residents the microsurgical training has been expanded to include other surgical specialties, and now we have coming from more than 45 different programs participating from all over the United States and from more than 50 countries around the world. Under the supervision of Dr. Melvin P. Rosenwasser, Robert E. Carroll Professor of Hand Surgery and with the teaching expertise of Dr. Yelena Akelina the Microsurgery Laboratory has become a well-internationally recognized state-of-the-art teaching facility in microsurgery. We train more than 200 surgeons a year.

The specialties we teach:

Orthopaedic Surgery Neurosurgery.
Hand Surgery Podiatry/Foot and ankle
ENT/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery Veterinary Surgery
Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery Ophthalmology
Plastic Surgery Urology
General and Vascular surgery OB/GYN

To maximize everyone's learniing experience and assurance of a successful completion of the course, we urge all applicants to read the description of each course carefully and honestly assess their personal surgical skill level or discuss what course to take with the Instructor prior to signing up for the course.

Only upon completion of all the requirements for the particular course, the student will receive a Certificate of Training, Spending all assigned hours in the lab DOES NOT guarantee anyone receiving a Certificate.

Q: Who can attend?

A: Residents, Med Students, Post-Docs, Attending Physicians and Practicing Surgeons, PAs, Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Researchers and Research Techs

Q: Where do we accept students from?

A: We accept students from all the programs in the United States and around the world without any additional authorizations.