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Collaboration Type: Fellowship
Date Available: Start date negotiable
Location: Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Description: The Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital, is seeking candidates for two full-time, funded positions:


To qualify, you must have an MD or equivalent.

Start date negotiable.


To qualify, you must have an MPH (preferred) OR a Bachelor's degree, and a minimum three years of relevant work experience OR a Masters of Science and one year of relevant work experience.

Start date negotiable (ideal start May or June, 2018).


The principal investigator is Dr. Brian Labow. Dr. Labow manages a successful research team that performs both clinical and basic science research. As the founder of the Adolescent Breast Center, Dr. Labow spearheads the Adolescent Breast Disorders Study, which has recruited over 1200 patients since 2008. This landmark study explores the effect of benign breast disorders and their treatment on adolescents’ quality of life. His research in this area has resulted in numerous publications in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals as well as award-winning invited presentations at national and international conferences.

Additionally, Dr. Labow performs clinical research on a variety of other plastic surgery topics including pediatric dermatological lesions, pressure injuries, facial fractures, congenital hand anomalies, microsurgery, urological reconstruction, and general reconstruction. In partnership with the Department of Surgery, Dr. Labow has established Boston Children’s Hospital as the premiere institution for pediatric esophageal reconstruction. His work was recently presented at the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Labow partners with an NIH-funded laboratory led by Dr. Matthew Harris of Harvard Genetics and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Drs. Labow and Harris are co-principal investigators on an R01 NIH grant. Together they investigate the genetic and molecular mechanisms of congenital limb overgrowth disorders (i.e. macrodactyly). Dr. Labow has also recently extended his basic science research to elucidate the underlying genetic and hormonal basis for benign breast overgrowth.

Dr. Labow enjoys mentoring young researchers from a variety of educational backgrounds, including MDs, MPHs, medical students, medical school applicants, and others with a strong interest in plastic surgery. Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in joining the team!


Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a writing sample.
Contact: Joseph M. Firriolo, MD -

Laura C. Nuzzi, BA -