The Department of Plastic Surgery consists of 17 plastic surgeons, making it one of the largest plastic surgery departments in the country. Our specialists have significant experience and expertise in all areas of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, especially in the areas of facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, pediatric craniofacial surgery, upper extremity surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. Each staff demonstrates a further refined area within plastic and reconstructive surgery as reflected in clinical work, education and research.
As a team, our plastic surgeons collaborate with physicians from other medical and surgical specialties to give our patients comprehensive care of their aesthetic and reconstructive needs. These include specialists in Otolaryngology (ENT), Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Dermatology.
The Department of Plastic Surgery holds significant experience and large patient volumes in a number of specialties, and is especially strong in the areas of:
Clinical research is critical to advancing our specialty. The Department of Plastic Surgery has ongoing clinical research projects in a large number of areas. This includes the most diverse national experience in the FDA Inamed Cohesive Gel Breast Implant Multicenter effort; significant enrollment (more than 200 patients) in the Inamed/Mentor/FDA Silicone Breast Implant prospective study; a variety of clinical studies to minimize postoperative pain and numerous studies investigating the enhancement of wound healing.