Salih Colakoglu, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages: English, Turkish


Abdominoplasty, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Body Contouring, Botox, Brachioplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Tissue Expander, Brow Lift, Burns, Chest Trauma Surgery, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Cutaneous Oncology, Diabetic Foot Reconstruction, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Face Transplant, Facelift, Facial Fracture, Facial Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Free Muscle Transfer, Headache, Hernia Repair, Implant Based Breast Reconstruction, Liposuction, Liver Transplant, Lower Extremity Trauma, Lymphedema, Lymphedema Surgery, Lymphovenous Bypass, Melanoma, Microsurgical Nerve Repair, Microvascular Reconstruction, Migraine, Mohs Surgery, Nasal Reconstruction, Neck Lift, Oncoplastic Breast Conservation Surgery, Pelvic Reconstruction, Reconstruction of the Limbs and Trunk, Reconstructive Transplants, Revision Breast Reconstruction, Stem Cell Transplants, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, Transplant Surgery, Trauma and Post Traumatic Reconstruction, Tummy Tuck, Upper Extremity Reconstruction, Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT), Ventral Hernia Reconstruction more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Salih Colakoglu is a microvascular plastic and reconstructive surgeon with clinical interests in lymphedema surgery, breast reconstruction, trunk and extremity reconstruction, and general plastic surgery. A graduate of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Colakoglu completed general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Queens, plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Colorado, and a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This breadth of training ensures that Dr. Colakoglu can tailor personalized solutions to even the most complex reconstructive challenges. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Colakoglu is an accomplished researcher. He is a former Peter Jay Sharp Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and has published several book chapters and over 50 primary articles examining technique and outcome in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Colakoglu’s goal is to develop, examine, and integrate the best thinking in the field to deliver superior outcomes for his patients more


  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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  • MD; Istanbul University - Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (2008)


  • General Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital (2013)
  • General Surgery; New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2017)
  • General Surgery; University of Arizona College of Medicine (2015)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; University of Colorado School of Medicine (2020)


  • Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (2022)

Additional Training

  • Peter Jay Sharp Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Colakoglu S, Tebockhorst S, Freedman J, Douglass S, Siddikoglu D, Chong TW, Mathes DW. CT Angiography prior to DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. (In press)

Colakoglu S, Johnson A, Anderson J, Mathes DW, Chong TW. Changes to Venous Flow Coupler Signal During DIEP Flap Inset Can Be Predictive of Poor Clinical Outcomes in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Mar 15

Colakoglu S, Tebockhorst S, Mathes DW. Is Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplantation Experimental or an Accepted Surgical Procedure – Results from a National Survey. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Jan 27

Colakoglu S, Tebockhorst S, Chong TW, Mathes DW. Patient Safety in Microvascular Plastic Surgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Nov;35(9):631-639

Colakoglu S, Khansa I, Curtis MS, Ogunleye A, Tobias AM, Lee BT. Impact of Complications on Patient Satisfaction in Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1428-36

Activities & Honors


  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons
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