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Integrated Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

Loyola University Medical Center now offers a fully-accredited, new Integrated six-year plastic surgery residency experience whereby residents receive clinical training to more than adequately prepare them for a variety of career paths in this dynamic specialty. Our program benefits from the talents of five full-time and various part-time faculty, each with a different area of expertise. Together, along with a well-defined curriculum, we offer a complete and well-rounded program including:

  • Reconstructive and Microsurgery
  • Cosmetic
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Craniofacial

Victor Cimino, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

Clinical Program

We offer a strong clinical program with a great variety of cases. Our past graduates, have completed our program with approximately twice the number of operative cases as is required by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our trainees have proceeded into private practice, as well as pursued additional training in competitive fellowship programs in Craniofacial, Microvascular, Hand, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.

As we transition from an independent three-year residency program, to our new six year integrated program, our newly ACGME accredited six-year integrated program will begin with a strong foundation in general surgical cognitive, intuitive, and technical skills complimented by early exposure into the plastic surgery field. The program is designed to provide a broad education in general surgery, and specific training in plastic surgery. The first two years consists of pre-requisite surgical training in a variety of general and plastic surgery related specialties. The final four years consist of full-time plastic surgery training throughout all of our affiliated hospitals. Our goal is to train independent plastic surgeons who are competent practitioners, to excel and become leaders in their field, and to also provide them with the requisite training necessary to pass the American Society of Plastic Surgery Board Certifying Exams.  All residents will be involved with clinical research projects, and are exposed to high quality didactic sessions along with additional training opportunities including:

In summary, we pride ourselves on the high caliber of our faculty, the extensive and diverse clinical experience offered, and the graduated yet appropriate level of independence provided to our residents. We have been successful in our efforts to develop young plastic surgeons, measured not only by the accomplishments of our trainees, but also by the long-term friendships that have resulted.

Application Process

Individuals interested in applying to the Integrated Plastic & Reconstructive Residency Program must apply through ERAS, and must be registered with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Your submission must include your ERAS application, 3 letters of recommendation (from the faculty of your choice), Dean's Letter, personal statement, medical school transcript, and USMLE scores. Deadline for applications is October 18, 2019. We will conduct two interview dates in January 2020 for residency training beginning June 22, 2020

A decision to schedule a formal interview will be based upon a screening of all applications received through the ERAS system.  Please note that the department will also host an informal reception attended by current residents and faculty at a local restaurant the evening before the scheduled interview.

Should you have any remaining questions or concerns regarding our program, please feel free to contact Natasha Jones, Fellowship and Residency Coordinator, by email at


Victor Cimino, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

Sonya Agnew, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Program Director
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hand Surgery

Darl Vandevender, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Hand Surgery and Microsurgery

Joseph Ogrodnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Natasha Jones
Fellowship and Residency Education Coordinator
Department of Surgery
708-327-3041 phone
708-327-3489 fax


Independent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship





Uma Maduekwe, MD

3rd Year Fellow - Chief 


Integrated & Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Residency





Joel Bronstein, MD

5th Year Resident





Maelee Yang, MD

4th Year Resident





Peter Laub, MD

3rd Year Resident

Brady Coburn, MD

2nd Year Resident

Adam Gould, MD

1st Year Resident


For a list of your benefit options, please refer to the Housestaff Benefits booklet

You will have 30 days from your hire date to elect benefits. Please note that you are responsible for making your benefits election in Workday in order to ensure coverage during your training period at Loyola. All trainees are entitled to the benefits outlined in the 2019-2020 Benefits Addendum which is part of the GME Agreement.

You may add, change or drop coverage ONLY during the annual open enrollment period, which is held once a year in the fall unless you have a loss of coverage or a change in family status. Changes in family status include marriage, divorce, birth, adoption or death. A change in coverage status due to loss of coverage or a change in family status must be made within 30 days of the event through the Human Resources office. 


All Loyola employees are automatically enrolled in a retirement plan. If you would like to opt-out of this 2% payroll deduction, you must contact Transamerica Retirement Consulting within 30 days of your start date.


2019-2020 stipend levels:

PGY 1    $59,010

PGY2     $61,984

PGY3     $63,960

PGY4     $67,184

PGY5     $69,264

PGY6     $73,216