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Eliana Ferreira Ribeiro Duraes, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.Sc.

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  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages: English, Portuguese


Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0886 | Fax: 410-550-8161


Eliana Ferreira Ribeiro Durães is an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in burn surgery, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgeries and body contouring.

Hailing originally from Brazil, Dr. Durães joined Johns Hopkins in 2018 as a clinical fellow in burn surgery, followed by a year performing microsurgery and plastic and reconstructive procedures at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation before returning to Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Durães was board-certified by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery after completing her residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery. She worked as a plastic surgeon focused on cosmetic surgery, body contouring, and aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery in Brazil for eight years before moving to the U.S. to conduct her doctoral research on breast reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic.

Since 2013, her basic and clinical research has explored breast reconstruction surgery, preservation of amputated limbs and advanced microsurgery.

Dr. Durães has presented at multiple plastic surgery meetings and seminars on a range of topics, and her manuscripts have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She has been awarded research grants for her work in breast reconstruction and microsurgery for using extra-corporeal perfusion techniques to keep extremities viable after detachment from the body.

Dr. Durães speaks fluent Portuguese and English, and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, and walking her dog in her free time. more


  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1999)


  • General Surgery; Instituto de Previdencia dos Servidores do Estado (2002)
  • Plastic Surgery; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2005)


  • Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery; Cleveland Clinic (2020)
  • Burn Surgery; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Plastic Surgery)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

DURAES, EFR; SCHWARZ, GS; SOUSA, JB; DURAES, LC; MORISADA, M; BAKER, T; DJOHAN, R; BERNARD, S; MOREIRA, AA. Factors Influencing the Aesthetic Outcome and Quality of Life after Breast Reconstruction – A Cross-sectional Study. Annals of Plast Surg 2020 2020 Feb 5. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002157. [Epub ahead of print]

CUMMINS, A; SUREK, C; DURAES, EFR; SCOMACAO,I; ZINS,J. Facelift Surgery Following Superficial Parotidectomy: Is it Safe? Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 Jan 24 doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01608-x. [Epub ahead of print]

SUREK CC, KOCHUBA AL, SAID SA, CHO KH, SWANSON M, DURAES E, MCBRIDE J, DRAKE RL, ZINS JE. External Approach to Buccal Fat Excision in Facelift: Anatomy and Technique. Aesthetic Surg J 2020 Jan 22 pii: sjaa015. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa015. [Epub ahead of print]

SCHWARZ GS ; KNACKSTEDT RW, GATHERWRIGHT J, ATAYA D, DURAES EFR. Reply to "Fat Grafting and the Palpable Breast Mass in Implant-Based Breas Reconstruction: Incidence and Implications". Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Jan 13. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006705. [Epub ahead of print]

HASHEM, AM; COUTO, RA; DURAES, EFR; ÇAKMAKOĞLU, Ç; SWANSON, M; SUREK, C; ZINS JE. Facelift Part I: History, Anatomy, and Clinical Assessment. Aesthet Surg J. Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Jan 1;40(1):1-18. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjy326]

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