Fellowship in General Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive


Tampere University Hospital serves a population of 1.3 million people in the Midwest of Finland. The Department of Plastic Surgery holds 10 consultant and 3 resident positions. Our Hospital holds a major Trauma Centre and a Sarcoma Centre that occupy plastic surgeons frequently. Head and neck reconstructions are done in collaboration with ENT department. Breast reconstructions, skin cancer operations, soft tissue infections, minor burns and oculoplastic patients are frequently seen in our practice. Additionally, we have the largest wound department in the country with a multi-disciplinary team approach.

We perform 140-150 microsurgical operations annually. We also perform major reconstructions after gynaecological and GI-tract tumour resections.

We do not operate on cleft lip or other major congenital malformations nor do we perform cosmetic surgery in Tampere University Hospital. An active Hand Surgery department situates in the same premises with the Plastic Surgery department.

The fellowship is primarily aimed at young specialists in Plastic Surgery.

We are now taking applications for a six-month fellowship between 1.1.2024-30.06.2024.

We pay a compensation of 1708,41 euros/month. Funding from other sources such as scholarships may be useful to the fellow. We will help in finding an accommodation in Tampere.

The application and letter of recommendation should be sent by April 30th, 2023. We will make the selection by 31st May 2023.

Minna Kelloniemi, MD, PhD, Associate professor
Head of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Tampere University Hospital
Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland.

Ilkka Kaartinen, MD, PhD, Associate professor
Tampere University Hospital
Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland.

Inquiries: minna.kelloniemi@pirha.fiilkka.kaartinen@pirha.fi