Residents Bowl Matchups Set for PSTM21
Who will unseat the University of Pittsburgh?

PSTM Residents Bowl

Last year’s champion, the University of Pittsburgh, begins its title defense on Oct. 29 with an opening-round matchup against Stony Brook University/Nassau University Medical Center.

This year’s event brings the in-person excitement back to the competition – although there will be a virtual component.

Some teams opted to participate virtually due to travel restrictions tied to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual participants will have their matches prior to the annual meeting, so the majority of teams competing in Atlanta will be in-person. The international component returns this year, with a team of international residents and a team from the University of Genoa in Italy each claiming a spot in this year’s bracket.

The one-of-a-kind competition pits programs against each other as residents answer questions on case studies and the core curriculum of plastic surgery.

After the final round on Sunday morning, the winners are crowned and have their names engraved on a nearly two-foot tall silver trophy – along with earning year-long bragging rights.

Residents Bowl Bracket

Click on the bracket image above to download a PDF version.


Friday, October 29, 2021

  • Opening Round I: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Opening Round II: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Opening Round III: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

  • Round IV: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Round V: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

  • Semi-Finals & Finals: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Here is a look back at how last year's exciting Residents Bowl Championship came to a finish.


Previous Residents Bowl Winners

2020: University of Pittsburgh

Francesco Egro, MD; Walter Joseph. MD; Angela Prescott, MD; Xiao Zhu, MD

2019: Mount Sinai

Michael Ingargiola, MD; Nikki Burish, MD; Paul Shay, MD; Jared Gopman, MD

2018: UT Health San Antonio

Kelly Kafka, MD; Julie Kim, MD; Meg Rajan, MD; Victor Stams, MD

2017: University of Washington

Tamara Kemp, MD; Erin Miller, MD; H. Elise Min, MD; Eugene Oh, MD

2016: Southern Illinois University

Shawn Mendenhall, MD; Ryan Schmucker, MD; Chelsea C. Snider, MD

2015: Ohio State University

John Hulsen, MD; Ibrahim Khansa, MD; Joseph M eyerson, MD; Stephen Poteet, MD

2014: Ohio State University

Tyler Angelos, MD; Joseph Brown, MD; Ibrahim Khansa, MD; Cain Linville, MD

2013: University of Texas Southwestern

Huay-Zong Law, MD; Craig Lehrman, MD; Purushottam Nagarkar, MD; Jacob Unger, MD

2012: University of Texas Southwestern

Bridget Harrison, MD; Michael Lee, MD; Craig Lehrman, MD; Jacob Unger, MD

2011: Stanford University

Aaron Berger, MD, PhD; Ryan Endress, MD; Thomas Satterwhite, MD;

PSTM 2021 Residents Program Supporters

Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company

Mentor, part of Johnson and Johnson companies

Plastic Surgery Center


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