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Justin Michael Sacks, M.D.

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4.5 out of 5
83 Ratings
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Blepharoplasty, Botox, Brachioplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Implants, Breast Lift , Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Surgery, Breast Tissue Expander, Carpal Injuries, Cervical Lymph Node Dissection, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap, Dermal Fillers, Dermatologic Surgery, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Flaps, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction , Fracture surgery , General Reconstruction, Genital Reconstruction, Hand Fractures, Head and Neck Reconstruction After Cancer, Hidradenitis, Injectibles, Keloids, Liposuction, Lymphedema, Lymphedema Surgery, Male Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Microsurgery, Microsurgery/Microsurgical Reconstruction , Microsurgical Free Tissue Transfer, Microsurgical Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Nasal Reconstruction, Oncoplastic Breast Conservation Surgery, Pelvic Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery, Post-Traumatic Reconstruction, Reconstruction After Cancer, Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancers, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Transplants, Revision Breast Augmentation, Revision Breast Reconstruction, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Sarcoma, Scars, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Graft, Skin Lesions , Skull Base Surgery, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Squameous Cell Carcinoma, Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap, Superior Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap, Tendon Surgery, Tendonitis of the Hand and Wrist, Thighplasty, Transverse Upper Glacilis Flap, Traumatic and Surgical Defects of the Trunk, Trigger Finger, Tummy Tuck, Upper Extremity, Upper Extremity Reconstruction, Ventral Hernia Reconstruction, Wrinkle Therapy, Wrinkle Treatment more

Research Interests

Modalities to induce donor-specific tolerance in composite tissue constructs, such as face and hand; Laser perfusion for free flaps to improve transplant outcomes; Vascular Composite, including laser angiography more

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Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6607


Dr. Justin Sacks is an associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sacks is an expert in head-to-toe reconstructive surgery of the body, including the head and neck, breast, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. Among his specialties is reconstructive surgery following post-traumatic injury and oncologic surgery.

Dr. Sacks earned his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residencies in plastic surgery and general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He performed fellowships in microsurgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Sacks comes to Johns Hopkins from a faculty appointment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

His research interests involve modalities to induce donor-specific tolerance in composite tissue allograft constructs, such as the face and hand.

Dr. Sacks is certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is an associate fellow member of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery Research Council. Dr. Sacks is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation.

Dr. Sacks was recently selected as a 125 Living the Hopkins Mission Honoree. more


  • Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
  • Director, Oncological Reconstruction
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (1998)


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center / General Surgery (2001)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center / Plastic Surgery (2004)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Plastic Surgery (2007)
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center / Microsurgery (2008)

Research & Publications


The Mao Research lab focuses on novel approaches for engineering self-assembled nanoparticles for delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics, and developing biomimetic nanofibers for stem cell culture and tissue regeneration.

Read about one of their most recent translational research endeavors.

Lab Website: The Mao Research Group

Clinical Trials

Human Upper Extremity Allotransplantation

Activities & Honors


  • 2017 Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors
  • 125 Living the Hopkins Mission Honorees, 2018


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation (Founding Member)
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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