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Our Plastic Surgery Experts

UPMC’s Department of Plastic Surgery is proud to be one of the largest academic plastic surgery departments in the country. Our expert team of full-time academic faculty members is complemented by numerous community voluntary faculty who significantly contribute to the education of our residents.

Our faculty includes six current or past chairmen in plastic surgery, as well as nationally and internationally known experts in every subspecialty of plastic surgery, providing a great wealth of educational endeavor and experience to care for patients with plastic and reconstructive surgery needs across a broad spectrum.


Peter Rubin

J. Peter Rubin, MD
Chair, UPMC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Rubin is board-certified in plastic surgery and is co-director of the UPMC Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center. The founder and director of UPMC’s Life After Weight Loss program, a unique program that combines body contouring with lifestyle and nutritional counseling in a supportive environment, Dr. Rubin is a national leader in the field of body contouring.

He lectures extensively in the United States and throughout the world about contouring surgery and is the lead author of a body contouring medical textbook for plastic surgeons. Dr. Rubin is a past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for young researchers.

Learn more about Dr. Rubin.

Tahsin Oguz

T. Oguz Acarturk, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Devra Becker

Devra Becker, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Alexander Davit

Alexander J. Davit III, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery, Surgery, and Surgery of the Hand

 


Carolyn De La Cruz

Carolyn De La Cruz, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Bloodless Medicine

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Michael Gimble

Michael Gimbel, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Jesse Goldstein

Jesse A. Goldstein, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Lorelei Grunwaldt

Lorelei Grunwaldt, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery and Surgery

 


Jeffrey Gusenoff

Jeffrey A. Gusenoff, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery, Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Joseph Losee

Joseph E. Losee, MD, Vice Chair

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Ernest Manders

Ernest K. Manders, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery and Surgery

 


Vu Nguyen

Vu Nguyen, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


James Russavage

James M. Russavage, MD, DMD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Lindsay Schuster

Lindsay Schuster, DMD, MS

Specialty: Dentistry, Pediatrics
Subspecialty: Orthodontics, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Dentistry-Orthodontics

 


Ken Shestak

Kenneth C. Shestak, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 


Mario Solari

Mario G. Solari, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 

 


Alexander Spiess

Alexander M. Spiess, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand

 

 


Guy Stofman

Guy M. Stofman, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology

 

 


Jignesh V. Unadkat, MD

Jignesh V. Unadkat, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 

 


Dawn Wang, MD

Dawn J. Wang, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified in Plastic Surgery

 

 


Certified Aesthetician

Lori Stofman

Lori Stofman

  • IPL services – vascular or pigmented malformations
    • Vascular: Rosacea, angiomas, hemangiomas, broken capillaries, and port wine birthmarks
    • Pigmented lesions: age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and evening out skin tones
  • Permanent eye makeup
  • 3-D nipple tattoos
  • Chemical peels
  • Skin consultations

Life After Weight Loss Team Members

Barbara Chakurda – Program coordinator/surgery scheduler
Vicki March, MD – Bariatric internist

Researchers

Gregory Cooper, PhD

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