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​Plastic Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program

Plastic Surgery Fellow Group Picture

Our current fellows include Thomas Kerestes, MD, Joel M. Prince, MD, Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Ali, MD, Logan Erz, MD, and Mohamed Elkahly, MD. The University of Oklahoma Independent Plastic Surgery Residency Program is an ACGME fully accredited 3-year training program which accepts two positions per year. These positions are offered through the San Francisco Match contingent upon fulfilling the prerequisite requirements set forth by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Rotation assignments offer a wide span of clinical and operative exposure. During the average rotation, each resident assumes increasing responsibility in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care. Outpatient clinic is an integral part of surgery education. Residents will see patients in the at Presbyterian Physician Office Building, OU Health Physicians Plastic Surgery clinic and OU Health Children’s Physicians Plastic Surgery clinic.

All rotations take place in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area at the following locations:

  • OU Medical Center - Presbyterian Tower
    (Level I Trauma Center & Main Adult Hospital)
  • OU Medical Center – Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma
  • Lakeside Women’s Hospital
  • Summit Surgery Center

Residents in our program can expect to perform an average of 2,000 cases over their three years of training.


Weekly conferences are a key strong point of the educational experience at OU and attendance is mandatory for all residents. Residents have protected time on Monday afternoons to attend weekly lectures led by faculty and morning Indications or M&M conferences every Friday. Journal Club is typically once a month. In addition, faculty provide mock oral board exams twice a year.

There is a great deal of one on one teaching with our faculty-to-resident ratio.

Application Information

We are now accepting applications exclusively through the San Francisco Match. You can find information about the application process on that website. 

  • Rotation Schedule Each resident in our program keeps a detailed record of his/her personal operative experience, using the ACGME program. Copies of the records are on file in the departmental offices. 
  • Hospitals and Academic Facilities Learn more about our hospitals and clinics. 

Plastic Surgery Training Operations:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Hand Surgery/Congenital Hand
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hand Trauma
  • Oncologic Extirpation and Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction after Mohs Resection
  • Burn Management
  • Cosmetic surgery

Additional Training

  • Facial Injections/Fillers
  • Craniomaxillofacial Courses
  • Cadaver Dissections
  • Microsurgical Lab

Current Fellows 

Dr. Kerestes Thomas 2

Thomas Kerestes, MD

Dr. Prince Joel 2

Joel M. Prince, MD

Dr. Abdel-Moneim MohamedAli 2

Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Ali, MD

Erz Logan 2

Logan Erz, MD

Elkahly Mohamed 2

Mohamed Elkahly, MD

Questions or Comments?

Magali Ochoa
Residency Program Coordinator