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The LSUHSC Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

residents LSU Plastic Surgery Division is directed by Dr. Charles Dupin, who serves as both Division Chief and Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program. The program includes a faculty of 10 plastic surgeons and associated specialists of the LSU Health Sciences Center. The Independent and Integrated programs are fully accredited for two residents each per year.

Comprehensive training is assured by rotations through several hospitals: University Medica Centerl, Children's Hospital of New Orleans, West Jeferson Medical Center, East Jefferson General Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Baton Rouge) and Houma Outpatient Surgery Center.

Residents obtain exposure to all aspects of plastic surgery including: reconstructive surgery (breast, head & neck), microsurgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, hand surgery, trauma (facial, lower extremities, replantations), reconstruction of burn deformities, ophthalmic plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery. The resident performs approximately five hundred surgical procedures in each year of training. The Independent program is accredited as a three-year program and the Integrated program is accredited as a six-year program. We have a strong core curriculum effort with extremely high success by our graduates on the board examinations offered by American Board of Plastic Surgery.



All candidates must satisfy the basic requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery which includes three years of training in an approved general surgery program or board eligibility in a surgical specialty which is recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Currently, preference is given to candidates who will be board eligible in general surgery (or one of the surgical specialties) when they enter the LSU Plastic Surgery program.


The Integrated program is dsigned specifically for those that have just completed thier Medical School Training or whom have successfully completed one year of an approved surgical training residency. The integrated curriculum is set up with several General Surgery rotations throughout the first 3 years of training in order to give the residents the foundation they will need to excell as a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.


The Program

IMG_0929The Residency Training Program is designed to provide each resident with progressive responsibility and the fullest possible experience in all areas of plastic surgery.

In addition to bedside, operating room and clinic teaching, educational activities include Grand Rounds, formal conferences, weekly resident lectures, Morbidity and Mortality conference, guest lectures, and local meetings. There is also an invaluable anatomical upper extremity cadaver dissection course. An animal microsurgery laboratory is available to improve microsurgical skills and techniques.

Senior residents are encouraged to present papers at various residents' and national meetings on approval of the Director. Junior residents will have the opportunity to attend a national meeting as well. Fully equipped laboratories are available for research in microsurgery, stem cells, wound repair, vasculogenesis, nerve regeneration, and immunology. All trainees are encouraged to participate in these programs.

Graduation requirements include publication of at least two peer-reviewed manuscripts.



For additional information, please contact:

Program Coordinator:
Callie R. Pearson, EMSHCM
Phone: 504-568-4748
Fax: 504-568-4633

Program Director:
Charles Dupin, MD, FACS


(For Cosmetic Procedure Inquiries, please call 504-412-1240)