Description of Program: The focus of this program is general cosmetic surgery, involving all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Fellows are expected to come with operative experience and will be taught safe cosmetic surgery. The faculty consists of three cosmetic surgeons and one facial plastic surgeon. Therefore, there is a fairly wide exposure to techniques and didactic learning.
There are three to four faculty members involved with each fellow. The fellows will be operating from day one, and they routinely have a case log of 600 to 800 procedures by the end of their fellowship. In addition, a core curriculum review is offered, as well as teaching in the office and at the table. The fellows are expected to study classic and current literature during their fellowship.
Each fellow will be taken to the Annual Scientific Meeting of AACS. The fellows are incorporated into the practice and treated as colleagues.
There is a stipend of $2,000 per month, and fellows are assisted in obtaining medical malpractice insurance. Housing is not offered, but fellows are assisted in researching available lodging. The Indianapolis area is an excellent place to live, with a significant amount of extracurricular activities available.
Prerequisites for Fellows: Applicant has to be from one of our core specialties with the ability to become board-certified in that original discipline. He/she must come with adequate hands-on operative experience from his/her previous residency or fellowship. The program requires a face-to-face interview with the applicant.
About Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lowery: Dr. Jackson is a former President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery for five years and served on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery for 13 years. He is also a past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has had a cosmetic fellowship for 14 years. He still serves as a board examiner of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and has been for 15 years. He represents the AACS as one of the delegates to the AMA. He lectures both nationally and regionally on many aspects of cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Lowery is an Associate Professor of surgery at Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is on the board of trustees, fellowship committee and executive committee for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and currently, serves as Treasurer. He has been a board examiner for the ABCS and a fellowship director for the past seven years. Dr. Lowery is a Past President of the Indiana Osteopathic Association. He lectures both nationally and regionally on many aspects of cosmetic surgery.