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Columbia Orthopedics Microsurgery Research & Training Laboratory
New York, NY, United States
Seats available
$2,499 - $2,699
New York, NY, United States
Seats available
$2,499 - $2,699
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New York, NY, United States
Seats available
$2,499 - $2,699 / Attendee
New York, NY, United States
Seats available
$2,499 - $2,699 / Attendee

The Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center was established in 1980 by Harold M. Dick, MD, Frank E. Stinchfield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, with the goal of making microsurgery an integral part of a surgeon's training in various fields and specialties. Originally offered only to orthopaedic residents the microsurgical training has been expanded to include other surgical specialties, and now we have coming from more than 45 different programs participating from all over the United States and from more than 50 countries around the world. Under the supervision of Dr. Melvin P. Rosenwasser, Robert E. Carroll Professor of Hand Surgery and with the teaching expertise of Dr. Yelena Akelina the Microsurgery Laboratory has become a well-internationally recognized state-of-the-art teaching facility in microsurgery. We train more than 200 surgeons a year.

The specialties we teach:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Podiatry/Foot and ankle
  • ENT/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • General and Vascular surgery
  • OB/GYN

To maximize everyone's learniing experience and assurance of a successful completion of the course, we urge all applicants to read the description of each course carefully and honestly assess their personal surgical skill level or discuss what course to take with the Instructor prior to signing up for the course.


The Microsurgery Laboratory contains three work stations, each equipped with a state-of-the-art Carl Zeiss operating room microscope, video camera system and monitor, digital photo and video equipment allowing monitoring of student progress and production of high quality images. A microvascular Doppler system is available for teaching and research purposes. Each student uses the latest microsurgical instrumentation and fine suture. Also provided is an extensive video library, textbooks and syllabus. Current microsurgical journals are available in the departmental library to which students have access during the course.

Location New York, United States of America
Global Review
4.8 /5
Knowledge aquired
4.8 /5
Sep 14, 2019
Dr. Baris K.

Sep 1, 2019
Dr. Daniel I.

Aug 25, 2019
Dr. Vera P.

Had a great week, learned a lot!

Aug 5, 2019
Dr. Matthew A.

Aug 4, 2019
Dr. Andrew H.

Jul 22, 2019
Dr. Brett S.

Fantastic course. Yelena is an excellent teacher. The course volunteers/interns were very helpful as well. Would recommend to anyone who want to gain micro-surgery experience.

Jul 15, 2019
Dr. Karlene M.

Jul 13, 2019
Dr. Alessio C.

Amazing experience

Jul 12, 2019
Dr. Travis B.

Jun 21, 2019
Dr. Andrew F.

It was a great opportunity to work on microsurgical skills over the course of 5 full days, but it would help been more useful if there was full faculty presence for more than 2 of the 5 days.

Jun 16, 2019
Dr. Janis L.

Great course. Celine was fantastic and so helpful with all the techniques.

May 28, 2019
Dr. Abby Y.

This course was fantastic - well worth making the trip from Australia for such high quality teaching. I never imagined my skills could develop quite so much in 5 days!

May 25, 2019
Dr. Christian Jose Y.

Yelena was an amazing teacher! She could find the way to make it easier. Unfortunately we don’t have too much microscopes to work with so it became complicated at the beginning but at the end of the course, I was more secure working with it. Thanks for everything!

May 24, 2019
Dr. Cesar Gerardo B.

May 18, 2019
Dr. Ricci Carolina C.

It was awesome, I love it ?

May 5, 2019
Dr. Alexander H.

Excellent hands-on course that builds on skills daily. The faculty allow appropriate independent learning, while also providing individualized tips to help progress through the course. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in microsurgical technique.

May 5, 2019

High level of training and a really important experience. I would definitely recommend it to all our colleagues!

May 4, 2019
Dr. Danny Y.

May 3, 2019

Apr 23, 2019
Caroline V.

Very good course. Individual attention. Individual program if needed. A lot of exposure to microsurgery.

Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Katy T.

This course is phenomenal, highly recommended. Yelena and Celine were amazing all week, incredibly patient and giving lots of wonderful hands on advice. The skills taught were challenging, but broken down to easily digested learning portions. The microsurgical skill set is very transferable to many different applications. I look forward to sharing some of these skills with my residents.

Mar 2, 2019
Dr. isabelle C.

Feb 26, 2019
Dr. Nouf A.

Feb 18, 2019
Dr. Luis T.

Feb 11, 2019
Dr. John C.

Jan 21, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey S.

Jan 20, 2019
Dr. Grant C.

Jan 13, 2019
Dr. Andrew R.

Excellent course, with great faculty and facilities. Very enjoyable and well run.

Dec 31, 2018
Dr. Dražen V.

It was fantastic course. A lot of individual work. I enjoyed this course. Drazen Vnuk

Dec 22, 2018
Dr. Mohit J.

Dec 16, 2018
Dr. Paul J. P.

Fantastic course: individualized, comprehensive, excellent resources and great teachinf - would highly recommend

Dec 15, 2018
Dr. Jakub M.

I recommend the Microsurgery Course.

Dec 9, 2018

very useful course in technique and ability to practice with immediate feedback. Would recommend to anyone interested in hand surgery; especially for upper-level residents and hand surgery fellows. Yelena and her interns are readily available for teaching and improving technique throughout the course.

Dec 9, 2018
Dr. Andrew M.

Thanks for a great week! The only downside to this course is the cost :)

Dec 2, 2018
Dr. David K.

Yelena and her team were very patient with me and allowed me to tailor the course to my clinical needs. It's the hardest thing I have ever done but I definitely improved throughout the week. I do recommend the course for all levels of experience.

Nov 24, 2018
Dr. Henrik B.

Nov 24, 2018
Dr. Timothy S.

Excellent course, all the staff knew what they were doing, were helpful and constructive and I felt I got a lot out of the course

Nov 18, 2018
Dr. Nana O. S.

Oct 29, 2018
Dr. Rehan Z.

Oct 21, 2018
Dr. Ryan C.

Oct 14, 2018
Dr. Joshua J.

Excellent instructions

Oct 6, 2018
Dr. James M.

Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Joanna B.

I really enjoyed this course and my confidence in microsurgery bloomed! The facilities are second to none and for my level of expriece (CT2/ST3 transtion in UK system) I can think of no better way to learn, lots of time to go at my own pace and space to make mistakes and correct them with excellent feedback from Yelena, our trainer. A superb course, I will be reccomending it to all my plastic surgery colleauges.

Sep 14, 2018
Dr. Alan S.

Sep 2, 2018
Dr. Aileen E.

Great introductory course

Aug 18, 2018
Dr. Chia W.

Aug 3, 2018
Dr. Nader H.

Jul 28, 2018
Dr. Yaroslav B.

Jul 14, 2018
Dr. Fatine E.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in microsurgery, or who wants to horn in on this difficult skill. It's a very informative course with complete hands on experience. No more than 3 students per week so the attention is really one on one and Dr Yelena is the BEST !

Jul 13, 2018
Dr. John S.

Excellent course!

Jul 7, 2018
Dr. Bryan B.

Jun 22, 2018
Dr. Moayad A.

Best course I've ever attended, the faculty were extremely organized and were able to tailor the experiences for each one of us, small grouping "3" made it possible for the faculty to monitor our progression and ensuring that we get the maximum out of these 5 days. Having zero experience in Microsurgery at day one, and being able to perform vein grafts by the end of the course can tell how useful it was. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED.

Jun 16, 2018
Dr. Ahmed D.

Jun 11, 2018
Dr. Boris A.

The course and personel overpassed my expectations. Academic level and Hospitality were the Highest features I ever seen in an International trainning. I recommend it doubtlessly.

Jun 2, 2018
Dr. Sayid Z.

Jun 2, 2018
Dr. Gerrit D.

Great Course, learnt a lot.

May 26, 2018
Dr. Ariane B.

May 13, 2019
Dr. Stephanie S.

Dec 1, 2018
Dr. Abedin S.

Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Guillermo E.

Aug 17, 2018
Dr. Aldo L.

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Andres L.

Jun 15, 2018
Dr. Christopher S.

The knowledge and experience of Yelena, assistance from the highly trained and capable interns such as Amro, and small group setting of the course (maximum of three) make this probably one of the best microsurgery courses in the world. I would highly recommend it if you'd like to learn micro from scratch or brush up and develop your existing skills. Many thanks!