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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

For people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to a congenital condition, or as an aftereffect of surgery or trauma, the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers innovative treatments delivered with compassionate care.

Whether you are seeking to address issues arising from cancer, traumatic head injuries or conditions such as cleft lip and palate, Bell’s palsy or Dupuytren’s contracture, we have a specialist who can help improve function, mobility, appearance and overall quality of life. Our surgeons treat both adults and children. They also specialize in the most advanced reconstructive transplant procedures, including arm, hand and face transplants.


Featured Videos

Shaping a Century: Johns Hopkins History of Plastic Surgery

The role of Johns Hopkins in plastic surgery's history in America is described, from John Staige Davis to other surgeons of today who continue to make incredible advances in the field.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery - DIEP Flap

At Johns Hopkins, the DIEP Flap reconstruction is an important option offered to mastectomy patients. This animation shows and describes this advanced surgical procedure.

What's New

New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation
The CAPE system is the first of its kind and may help improve the form, appearance and function of facial transplantation. More

Setting the Stage for Excellence
Meet the longtime faculty member who sparked the genesis of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. More


Our Locations

We offer services at 4 convenient locations in and around Baltimore, Maryland:
   • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
   • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
   • Green Spring Station
   • Odenton
   • White Marsh

Get maps and directions.


Meet the Surgeons

Dr. Chad GordonOur experts specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Meet our surgical teams.


Residencies and Fellowships

Specialized education programs for medical students and residents. Learn more and apply.



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