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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.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Our experts specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Meet our surgical teams.

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Reconstructive Surgery

See how our team approach helps restore appearance, functionality and mobility. Learn more.



Learn more about our innovative residency and fellowship programs. View our educational opportunities.

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The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Outside the traditional confines of academic disciplines, technological innovation and entrepreneurship are defining characteristics of the department. Read more »

Innovations in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction and Pain Management

The thinking behind placement of tissue expanders for postmastectomy breast reconstruction has come full circle, says Gedge Rosson, director of breast reconstruction. Read more »

Johns Hopkins Focused on Finding Medical Breakthroughs

Dr. Justin Sacks helps heal hundreds of patients each a day, but it's inside the lab where he's hoping to make a global impact. Read more »

Novel Surgical Technique Spurs Clinical Innovation in Craniofacial Reconstruction

A unique collaboration between neurosurgeon Judy Huang and craniofacial plastic surgeon Chad Gordon has given rise to a revolutionary technique, known as pericranial-onlay cranioplasty. Read more »