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​Plastic Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program

The University of Oklahoma plastic surgery residency program has two plastic surgery positions. The training program is a fully accredited training program. It offers two independent positions through the San Francisco Match (SF Match) as a three-year total training program after fulfilling the prerequisite requirements set forth by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 

During the average rotation, each resident assumes increasing responsibility in both pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care in all of the campus facilities. Residents are also expected to see patients in the plastic surgery clinics and attend grand rounds, conferences and journal club. 

Residents rotate at the main Oklahoma University Medical Center and Surgery Center, The Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University, and Oklahoma VA Medical Center. Residents in our plastic surgery program can expect to perform an average of 2000 cases over their three years. Board passage rates for our residents has been 100% over the past 13 years.

There is a great deal of one on one teaching with our faculty to resident ratio, and a great deal of autonomy given to our residents. There are no fellowships offered at our program which allows for direct first hand involvement in patient care.  

Your training will encompass the realm of plastic surgery training:

  • Breast surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Hand surgery/congenital hand
  • Facial trauma
  • Hand trauma
  • Oncologic Extirpation and reconstruction
  • Reconstruction after Mohs resection
  • Burn management

We also offer additional training in 

  • Facial injections/fillers
  • Craniomaxillofacial courses
  • Cadaver dissections
  • Safety
  • Participation in local, regional and national meetings
  • Microsurgical Lab

Our residents get an equal amount of time on 

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Breast and microsurgery
  • General plastics
  • Cosmetic surgery

Our educational program for residents includes

  • Weekly didactic lecture/discussion
  • Weekly indications conference
  • Weekly attending ward rounds
  • Monthly journal club
  • Bimonthly M&M
  • Bimonthly research meeting 
  • In-service review
  • Yearly mock oral board exam

Applications Information

We are now accepting applications exclusively through the San Francisco Match. Detailed information on the application process and other helpful information about our program can be found on the following pages:

Any questions or comments may be emailed to Teresa Buckley our residency program coordinator at or contact Plastic Surgery Program Director Dr. Suhair Maqusi at

Suhair Maqusi, MD, FACS

Suhair Maqusi, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director
(405) 271-2220

Department of Surgery Conferences

Residents are encouraged to initiate self-learning through a structured didactic teaching schedule that includes weekly presentations on topics related to recent cases.

A wide variety of didactic lectures and surgical teaching conferences, attended by both faculty and residents, are part of our training program. The department provides computer hardware, software and any audio visual aids needed for these presentations.

Conferences for our house staff include:

Trauma/Critical Care Conference

• Attended by trauma and anesthesia critical care faculty

All aspects of trauma and critical care are discussed, and a resident presents a lecture related to recent cases seen in the trauma center. Additionally, a trauma-specific morbidity and mortality conference is held once a month.

Breast Conference

This multidisciplinary conference discusses cases and management plans for patients.

Clinical Sciences/SCORE Conference

• Attended by faculty and residents

This weekly conference is designed to discuss the areas outlined in The Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) curriculum, which is developed around the six competencies required of a graduating resident: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, professionalism, communication, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice.

Morbidity ​& Mortality (M&M) Conference

• Mandatory Attendance by all residents and surgical faculty

M&M is a weekly conference during which cases are discussed by the primary resident along with indications, complications and alternative treatments. Discussions are focused on understanding potential pitfalls and preventing future complications.

Unless directly involved with a patient emergency at the time, residents are excused from clinical duties to attend these conferences. Attendance is taken at each meeting.

Journal Club

• Attended by faculty and residents

Faculty and residents participate in lively discussions each month regarding current and interesting additions to professional literature from the core surgical journals.

Our Plastic Surgery Fellows

Adam N. Franklin, MD

George P. Malliaras, MD

Matthew Isakson, MD