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Divisions: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

We are an internationally recognized group of plastic and reconstructive surgeons and researchers with extensive training and experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our commitment to the patient involves thorough patient care from the initial consultation through comprehensive post-operative care and follow up.

Our group addresses not only Aesthetic and Cosmetic surgical procedures but also patients who need reconstructive surgery as a result of disease, congenital malformation, or tragic accident. Our Center for Craniofacial Care offers multidisciplinary care for patients with craniofacial birth anomalies and our Wound Healing Center offers comprehensive care for individuals suffering from non-healing wounds.

In addition, the Evans-Haynes Burn Center serves as a regional resource for the care of acute burns as well as the reconstructive needs of burn survivors and has the capacity to provide care for people injured as a result of fire, chemicals, scalds, or electrical injuries.

The decision to have surgery is not a minor one. Every effort is made to ensure that each of our patients is comfortable with his or her decision to undergo cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. Not every consult will lead to surgical intervention and alternatives, when appropriate, will be discussed.

Clinical Programs and Patient Care

Burn Unit |  Evans-Haynes Burn Center
Cosmetic Surgery |  VCU Plastic Surgery
Breast Reconstruction |  VCU Massey Cancer Center/Breast Reconstruction
Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery |  Center for Craniofacial Care
Facial Reconstruction
Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Wound Healing |  Wound Healing Center
Body Contouring (after weight loss surgery) |  VCU Plastic Surgery

Our entire staff believes in preserving and improving the quality of human life through improved self esteem, enhanced appearance, and restoration or improvement of physical functioning. Our success is measured in your satisfaction.

Research Programs

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has an active research program with emphasis on wound healing, microsurgery, nerve physiology, craniofacial growth and fetal wound healing, and new innovations in burn care.

Training Programs

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia Campus prides itself on having one of the best, well-balanced three-year Plastic Surgery Residency programs available.

The areas of trauma, craniofacial surgery, maxillofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, and pediatric plastic surgery (with an international traveling component) comprise this very diverse program.

Rotations include those at VCU's MCV Hospitals, the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Hospital (MVAMC), a joint hand rotation between plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery, utilizing the expertise of all those doing hand surgery in the Richmond community, and a community plastic surgery rotation, which includes the Children’s Hospital.

Intern applicants will be considered for a combined program of general and plastic surgery, which will lead to board eligibility in plastic surgery with a training period of six years. An option will exist for a resident to spend an additional two years in our laboratory of tissue repair.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program


Andrea L. Pozez, MD, Leroy Smith Professor & Division Chair
Michael J. Feldman, MD, Director, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
Santosh Kale, MD, MBA
Ivette Klumb, MD, McGuire VA Hospital
Daniel Luppens, MD, Director, VCU Plastic Surgery at Forest
Jennifer Rhodes, MD; Director, Center for Cleft & Craniofacial Care
Dorne R. Yager, PhD (Research)
Lesley Coots, FNP
Valentina S. Lucas, NP, PhD
Shannon R. Davidson, NP

Contact Info

Location/Delivery Address:
West Hospital
, 16th Floor, North Wing
1200 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 980154
Richmond, VA 23298-0154
Phone: (804) 828-3033
Fax: (804) 828-0489


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last updated: 01/14/2015