Brown University Alpert Medical School | Rhode Island Hospital

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to Brown University Plastic Surgery! We are located at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI, established in 1863, and currently licensed for 719 beds. There are more than 1,600 affiliated physicians caring for patients at RIH, and more than 7,000 employees. Our residents and physicians operate at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Women and Infant's Hospital, the Miriam Hospital, and the Providence VA Medical Center as well. The residency in plastic surgery is the oldest in New England, established in 1963. Anticipating the current national trend, my predecessors achieved full departmental status for Plastic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. We are a fully integrated program, meaning that we participate in the National Resident Matching Program for 4th year medical students, and have two positions for six years of post-graduate training. Our trainees have access to the picturesque campus of Brown's Ivy League campus on the east side of Providence, as well as the cultural amenities of a vibrant revitalized urban environment.


 Our faculty is diverse, with specialized training and clinical/research interests in craniofacial, cosmetic, hand, microsurgery, wound healing, and general reconstruction. There are thirteen faculty plastic surgeons on staff. The clinical volume is varied and large, including the reconstructions that accompany a Level 1 trauma center and an ABA-accredited burn center.


Paul Y. Liu, MD


*Brown University Alpert Medical School Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery