Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Plastic Surgery Training Program is to make available the highest quality care in plastic surgery to patients in need, to provide the most inclusive level of education and best training program for residents, students, and fellows in plastic surgery, as outlined by the Residency Review Committee guidelines, and to further the science of plastic surgery through research.

The aim of our residency program is to train residents in the art and science of plastic surgery through a complete and well-rounded balance of organized education, research, and clinical experience.

The ultimate goal is to produce excellent, ethical plastic surgeons capable of managing a wide spectrum of problems who function at a superior level of competence throughout their careers, become leaders in our field, and further the course of our specialty. 

The residency training is provided by a large patient base from rotations being held at several Memphis area hospitals. These include the Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, and Memphis VA Medical Center.

Regional One Health (formerly The MED) is home to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation. This large patient base provides excellent exposure to training in acute facial and extremity trauma. The Department of Plastic Surgery also staffs the Burn Unit and Wound Care Center of the Regional Medical Center. The Burn Unit and Wound Care Center are extremely active and provide excellent training regarding the management and reconstruction of these critically injured patients.

Contact Us

Department of Plastic Surgery
910 Madison Ave, Room 315
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 448-1350

Elizabeth Sauve, Coordinator
Email: esauve@uthsc.edu