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Salih Colakoglu, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages: English, Turkish



  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (2008)


  • General Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (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 Denver and Health Sciences (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Plastic Surgery)

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


  • South Eastern Mediterranean Sea - Project Competition, UNESCO, 2001 - 2002
  • Editor’s Choice Highlight, June 2017 issue (Tas S, Colakoglu S, Lee BT. Nasal Base Retraction: A Treatment Algorithm. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Feb 7.), Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2018
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons 5th Annual Meeting, 2020


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
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