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Damon Sean Cooney, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center


Breast Reconstruction, Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap, Hand Surgery, Hand Transplant, Head and Neck Reconstruction After Cancer, Lymphedema Surgery, Lymphovenous Bypass, Microvascular Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction After Cancer, Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Reconstructive Transplants, Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap, Superior Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap

Research Interests

Composite Tissue Allotransplantation


Dr. Cooney performs all types of general plastic surgery but specializes in microvascular reconstruction (free flaps). He completed additional fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh to become an expert in microsurgical techniques for reconstructing the extremities, trunk, breast, and head and neck following traumatic and/or oncological defects. Dr. Cooney earned a PhD from Ohio State University Department of Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology. A particular focus of his clinical practice is improving the functional and aesthetic results of head and neck reconstruction.

His research centers on composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) both clinically and in the laboratory. He is a member of the CTA team at Johns Hopkins and helps conduct human hand and face transplantation trials. His laboratory work includes engineering human tissues for reconstructive purposes, nerve regeneration, microsurgical education, and inducing tolerance in order to reduce or eliminate the need for systemic immunosuppression in transplantation patients.

Dr. Cooney has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in addition to being a reviewer for plastic surgery journals.


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Member, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Member, Plastic Surgery Research Council
Founding Member, American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation

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    • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Norman OK ) (2003)
    • Ohio State University (Columbus OH ) (2001)


    • St John's Hospital - SIU School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (Springfield IL ) (2009)


    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Microsurgery (Pittsburgh PA ) (2010)


    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2012)
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    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Damon Cooney

    Dr. Damon Cooney is a general plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in microsurgery, for a variety of conditions such as oncologic reconstruction and hand surgery. Dr. Cooney's research focuses on reconstructive transplantation and lymphedema.

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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    8th Floor Plastic Surgery Clinic
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-9473
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
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