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How Your Gift Helps Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has an extraordinary team of medical faculty, fellows, and residents devoted to performing life-enhancing surgeries for patients with reconstructive and aesthetic needs. Our team of plastic and reconstructive surgery experts has the advantage of participating in one of the most specialized and thorough medical training programs and practice in the world. With a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary environment, creative, groundbreaking research and cooperative educational opportunities are limitless.

Types of Gifts

There are multiple ways to support the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through charitable giving.

  • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Collin DeWitt
    Associate Director of Development
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    550 North Broadway, Suite 726B
    Baltimore, MD 21205

    Phone: 410-955-6649

  • Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to continue our ongoing efforts as a leader in compassionate care and innovative research for patients and their families. Gifts made with a check or credit card, providing immediate support to the Department.

    Contributions to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. Gifts can also be designated to support a specific doctor. Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special in your life.

    Gifts can be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years.

  • Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, your employer will match it either dollar for dollar, two dollars to one dollar, or, in more generous cases, three dollars to one dollar. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Public Affairs Department. Complete the section designated for employees and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.

  • There are many opportunities to commemorate family members, friends, or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion. Gifts can be made to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in honor of a special physician, for example, who has played a significant role in your health. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families.

  • Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A development director from the Department and the Johns Hopkins Institutions, Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial, and philanthropic results. Learn more about gift planning.

  • Thank you for your thoughtfulness and interest in designating a gift in memory of a loved one or friend to the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Memorial gifts can be designated to support a specific doctor's research or research into a specific area.

    Memorial Gift Language

    The suggested format for designating in lieu of flowers gifts is as follows:

    In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of _____________ may be directed to support ______________ at the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of _____________ to the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Suite 722, Baltimore, MD 21205 or made online.

    If you are designating memorial gifts to the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in lieu of flowers, please contact the Development Office at (443) 287-7953. This contact will allow the Development Office to track all memorial gifts in honor of your loved one and provide you with names and addresses of those who made gifts.

  • Giving stock and other appreciated securities directly to Johns Hopkins offers an appealing mix of tax benefits and direct support for Johns Hopkins.

Why Donate to the Department of Plastic Surgery?

Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery areas of expertise such as hand transplantation, burn wound healing, nerve regeneration, cleft lip and palate repair and breast reconstruction all require continuous, dedicated research in order to advance the science and improve patient care and outcomes. Such investigations have been made possible through the generosity of our patients and donors. Charitable giving allows our physicians and scientists to maintain and accelerate the research that leads to new therapies and surgical techniques. Your support allows our laboratories to exist, provides the resources to staff them, and funds the programs to educate surgeons of tomorrow. Contributions can be made in support of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or can be restricted to benefit the work of a specific surgeon or unrestricted to the Department. With your help, we can continue to make major strides in advancing our research and providing a better quality of life for the world. 

Thank you for your partnership.

Methods of Payment

We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Make a fast and secure gift using our online donation form.

By Phone

Call us at 410-955-6649. We're available M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Mail

Download and print the form to make a contribution by mail.

Via Stock

Giving stock offers an appealing mix of tax benefits and direct support for Johns Hopkins.

The Residents Education and Training Fund

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Johns Hopkins Medicine has a proud history of leadership and innovation in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This legacy was further enhanced in 2010, when Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery moved from being a division in the Department of Surgery to an independent department.

As one of the first such departments at a major academic institution, we are uniquely poised to marshal greater resources and further new opportunities for advances in the field. The Residents Education and Training Fund, formerly known as the Four Chiefs Fund, encourages these opportunities for advancement.

We would like to thank the following department leaders and alumni for their generous contributions and we hope you will consider joining them in their support of the department’s training programs: Adam L. Basner, M.D.; Steven Bonawitz, M.D.; William A. Crawley, M.D.; M. Felix Freshwater, M.D.; Dr. and Mrs. John E. Hoopes; Randolph M. Howes, M.D., Ph.D.; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Jabaley; Ramon A. de Jesus, M.D.; W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.; Edward A. Luce, M.D.; Paul N. Manson, M.D.; Bernard L. Markowitz, M.D.; Dr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Morgan; Richard J. Redett, M.D.; Ernesto J. Ruas, M.D.; Justin M. Sacks, M.D.; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Serletti.

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