International Fellowship in Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Microsurgery


The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery Hospital of the Divine Savior (Krankenhaus Goettlicher Heiland) is an active reconstructive microsurgery unit providing microvascular and non-microvascular reconstructive cases in the areas of breast reconstruction, facial palsy, lymphedema surgery, post-bariatric surgery and complex wound care.

Duration, Scope and Requirement

We are offering a 6 months-fellowship to plastic surgeons, who wish to gain additional experience in microvascular, post-bariatric and reconstructive surgery. Candidates applying for this program must have completed an accredited plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program and be familiar with the full range of plastic surgery procedures.

They are expected to have interest in microvascular surgery and to be able to work in a team. In addition they must provide two letters of recommendation by a suitable supporting institution or person.


The candidate of the International Fellowship will be involved in the multi-disciplinary approach as practiced at our institution and will participate in patient management and surgeries including:

Autologous tissue breast reconstruction

Breast implant reconstruction

Facial reanimation

Functional muscle transfer for facial reanimation

Free flaps and complex reconstruction

Lymphedema surgery

Lymphovenous anastomosis

Nerve repairs

Post-bariatric surgeries

Vascular Malformations


Active participation in ongoing clinical research and presentations at a national/international meetings are supported and expected.


The program is based at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery at the Hospital of the Divine Savior (Krankenhaus Goettlicher Heiland) in Vienna, Austria.


The fellowship does not constitute any kind of employment with the Hospital of the Divine Savior (Krankenhaus Goettlicher Heiland) and requires a so called 'Cooperation Agreement' between the hospital and the fellow's home institution. This implies employment with his/her home institution for the whole duration of his/her fellowship, incorporating monthly salary. Other financing options of a fellowship, either funded by official grants or scholarships can be individually examined.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Faculty (Team)



Current Fellows

Past Fellows


How to apply

Please submit your

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. letter of motivation,
  3. medical school transcripts & certificate of specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery and
  4. two letters of recommendation 

to the director of fellowship program.
Assoc.-Prof. PD. Dr. Chieh-Han John Tzou, MBA.



Assoc.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Chieh-Han John Tzou, MBA

Leiter der Ambulanz für Plastische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie
Facharzt für Plastische, Rekonstruktive und Ästhetische Chirurgie