Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Dr. Jamil Asaria

General Description

Fellows will have a robust experience in the breadth of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This will include in depth exposure to:

  1. Aesthetic facial surgical procedures: Deep-plane and mini-facelift, open and endoscopic forehead lift, neck lift, facial fat grafting, open and closed rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty with costal cartilage grafting, blepharoplasty, liposuction, chin implants, otoplasty.
  2. Facial reconstruction: Major Mohs reconstruction with interpolated forehead and cheek flaps, dermabrasion, linear scar revision, facial BCC with local or regional flaps, facial nerve rehabilitation.
  3. Hair transplantation: Scalp, eyebrow, and facial hair transplantation with both follicular unit grafting and follicular unit excision techniques.
  4. Injectable fillers and neuromodulators: Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Voluma, Volift, Volbella, and Teosyal.
  5. Minor Procedures: Mole and cyst removal, earlobe repair, buccal fat excision, dimple creation

The fellow is provided a full service exposure to a wide scope of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Fellowship Director(s)

Dr. Jamil Asaria

Participating Faculty

The fellow will have the opportunity to work with other members of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery during the fellowship year. Other teaching faculty that will host the fellows for observation include the Mohs Surgeons at Women’s College Hospital (Dr. Nowell Solish and Dr. Christian Murray) and Cosmetic Dermatology (Dr. Vince Bertucci and Dr. Lisa Kellett).


  1. To provide Royal College Fellows and American Board eligible surgeons advanced training in a diverse scope of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with the goal of creating experts in the field.
  2. To expand the fellow's contribution to research, presentation, and writing through ongoing projects in clinical aspects of facial plastic surgery.
  3. To provide a foundation for a potential academic career in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through experience in research, publication, and teaching of medical students and residents.
  4. To provide the fellow insight and experience in the management of a private practice facial plastic surgery clinic.


Principal Locations

FACE Cosmetic Surgery  (Toronto), Humber River Regional Hospital (Toronto)

Duration of Fellowship

The length of the fellowship is 12 months, beginning July 1st of each year.

Required Prior Residency Training

The candidate must have completed a recognized residency program in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery or Plastic Surgery in the United States or Canada

Annual Stipend/Salary

The stipend for the fellow is $60,000.00 per annum in Canadian dollars for 2016-17. Malpractice insurance is arranged through the Canadian Medical Protective Association by the fellow on the basis of an educational or limited license. Health Insurance is provided through UHIP and OHIP during the fellowship year.

Additional Benefits (e.g. meetings, housing)

The fellow is given three weeks leave during the year which is to be arranged as closely as possible with absences of the Fellowship Director from the practice. All time away from the practice must be cleared in advance with the Fellowship Director. Time off to interview for a new position following the fellowship is part of the 3 week leave.

On Call Responsibilities

The fellow is on-call for after-hours and weekend call for the patients Dr. Asaria including private practice and community hospital otolaryngology call (Humber River Hospital) with some visits required to the office on weekends.

Case Mix

Surgical exposure will include approximately 200 rhinoplasties (50 revision), 75 aging face cases, 25 Mohs reconstructions and 30 hair restorations. The fellow will have an excellent exposure to non-surgical aspects of facial plastic surgery.

Typical Weekly Timetable

The fellow will spend four days per week in a private practice setting and one day per week at a community hospital. This will involve approximately three days per week in the operating room and two days per week in clinic. Exposure to both major operative cases and minor procedure cases will be available. The fellow’s responsibility in the OR will be gradually increased throughout the year.

Application Deadline 

The fellow for the following year is chosen in the match by the AAFPRS in early June of the preceding year. Applicants will arrange for a visit to Toronto to become acquainted with the program prior to May 30th the year before their fellowship.

Decision Deadline

The decision regarding the July 1st fellowship is usually made by May/June of the preceding year (i.e. 12-14 months in advance)

Additional Features of the Fellowship

Dr. Asaria offers a dynamic fellowship located in the heart of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities. This fellowship has the advantage of immersion in a high volume facial plastic surgery practice that encompasses the scope of the specialty. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will have a solid foundation in both aesthetic and reconstructive aspects of facial plastic surgery with the ability to excel in either an academic or private setting. The primary strength of this fellowship is the hands-on exposure to a diverse array of cases and techniques.
The primary focuses of the fellowship are to:

  • Build a strong foundation in primary and revision rhinoplasty
  • Develop a well rounded approach to rejuvenation of the aging face with the ability to provide solid surgical treatment ranging from minimally invasive procedures to more comprehensive surgery such as deep-plane rhytidectomy, transconjunctival and transcutanous blepharoplasty, facial fat grafting, and facial implants
  • Develop an advanced approach to facial injectables and skin care
  • Promote competence with modern techniques in hair restoration including follicular unit grafting and follicular unit excision
  • Provide comprehensive facial reconstruction for patients with cutaneous malignancy
  • Excel at an academic-affiliated practice with involvement in research, publications, and teaching
  • Gain an understanding of sound business principles related to building an independent facial plastic surgery practice from the ground-up

The candidate must be an independent worker, independent thinker, and be able to work in a supervised team environment.

The fellow will have access to office space and facial plastic surgery resources including a textbook library, computer access to online journals, and the AAFPRS video series.

As a condition of their medical educational licensure, clinical fellows must register with the University’s PGME Office. An Orientation Handbook can be downloaded from the homepage of the PGME Office’s website. The Handbook contains useful information for new fellows, including a timeline for the registration process.

How to Apply

Send a letter of interest, updated curriculum vitae and the names of three references Dr. Asaria at the email address below. Personal interviews are encouraged.

The match process is organized through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To All Applicants:
If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at https://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-MPA-Institutions-1.pdf.

Contact Information for Applicants

Jamil Asaria, BSc MD FRCSC
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery University of Toronto
255 Davenport Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5R 1J9

Email: drasaria@facetoronto.com
Tel: 416-479-4244
Fax: 416-920-4244

Current Fellow

  • 2023-24 Dr. Keon Mahmoud

Previous Fellows

  • 2022-23 Dr. Rohan Joshi
  • 2021-22 Dr. Zachary Farhood
  • 2020-21 Dr. Giriraj Sharma
  • 2019-20 Dr. Blake Raggio
  • 2018-19 Dr. Michael Roskies
  • 2017-18 Dr. Nizar Taki