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Douglas Lee Forman, M.D.
Chief of Surgery, Suburban Hospital
Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years), Adolescents (12-18 years)
Expertise: Abdominoplasty, Botox, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift , Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Chin Implants, Facelift, Injectibles, Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty ...read more
Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington
Appointment Phone: 301-881-7770
11210 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 map
Dr. Douglas L. Forman was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his undergraduate studies, and then he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University, where he won numerous awards. His training culminated with a subspecialty fellowship in Breast and Aesthetic Surgery at Georgetown University.
Dr. Forman received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. As a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Georgetown University he is involved with the training of tomorrow’s plastic surgeons.
He previously was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He was recently elevated to be the Chief of Surgery at Suburban Hospital.
Dr. Forman was the first President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2010-2012 and remains active in state issues that impact the safety of patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures. On a national level, he is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he serves on various committees within each society, including the highly selective ASPS Ethics Committee starting in the fall of 2013.
Dr. Forman offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments in order to achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance. His specialty in aesthetic surgery enables him to provide a wide array of facial rejuvenation as well as, breast and body contouring procedures. Eyelid surgery, face and neck lift procedures, breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, breast reconstruction, Vaser ultrasonic assisted liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and body contouring after massive weight loss are just a sampling of the procedures that Dr. Forman performs on a regular basis. He and his attentive, highly trained staff will individualize a patient’s care to help them achieve their desired goals in a safe and caring manner.
Injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and Radiesse complement other procedures performed or can offer a separate, non-surgical means to creating or sustaining a refreshed facial appearance. Laser treatments and Ulthera are non-surgical treatments that help to rejuvenate the skin of the face, neck and chest regions with little to no downtime.
Dr. Forman has been recognized consistently as a Top Physician in Plastic Surgery by Washingtonian, Bethesda, Northern Virginia, and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazines. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington was selected as the Best of Bethesda Top Cosmetic Surgery Practice for 2013 and again for 2015. In addition, he has been honored as a Top Doctor in Washington Post Magazine in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 and a Super Doctor by Castle Connolly for the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia region. US News and World Report have selected Dr. Forman as a Top Doctor for several consecutive years.
Dr. Forman regularly lectures on new developments and procedures in plastic surgery. He has particular interests relating to emerging technologies in plastic surgery, patient safety advocacy issues and leadership topics. He has been the Medical Director for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2006.
- Chief of Surgery, Suburban Hospital
Departments / Divisions
- Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Surgery at Suburban Hospital
- MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1990)
- Mount Sinai Hospital / General Surgery (1995)
- Yale-New Haven Hospital / Plastic Surgery (1997)
- MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center / Breast Surgery (1997)
- American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (1999, 2009)
Activities & Honors
- First President, Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2010 - 2012
- Top Physician in Plastic Surgery, Washingtonian, Bethesda, Northern Virginia, and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazines
- Top Doctor, Washington Post Magazine
- Super Doctor, Castle Connolly for the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia region
- Top Doctor, US News and World Report
- The Best of Bethesda Top Cosmetic Surgery Practice, 2013
- Chair of Surgery, Suburban Hospital
- ASPS Ethics Committee
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)