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Alexander F. Au, MD

Alexander F. Au, MD Physician

Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, Virtua Memorial Hospital (Mount Laurel, NJ) Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Au is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Hand Transplant
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Microsurgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thigh Lift
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Au is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Hofstatter EW, Horvath S, Dalela D, Gupta P, Chagpar AB, Wali VB, Bossuyt V, Storniolo AM, Hatzis C, Patwardhan G, Von Wahlde MK, Butler M, Epstein L, Stavris K, Sturrock T, Au A, Kwei S, Pusztai L: Increased epigenetic age in normal breast tissue from luminal breast cancer patients Clinical Epigenetics 10 (1): 112,2018.

Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Grover R, Nelson P, Au A, Serletti JM, Wu, LC: Intraoperative vasopressors and thrombotic complications in free flap breast reconstruction Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 51 (5): 336-341,2017.

Zhu VZ, Shah A, Lentz R, Sturrock T, Au AF, Kwei SL: A comparison of superomedial versus inferior pedicle reduction mammaplasty using three-dimensional analysis Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 138 (4): 781e-783e,2016.

Shah A, Sun A, Sumpio B, Zhu V, Philpotts L, Au A, Melendez M: Oncologic imaging in patients undergoing breast reduction Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 4 (6): e756,2016.

Zhu VZ, Tuggle CT, Au AF: Promise and limitations of big data research in plastic surgery Annals of Plastic Surgery 76 (4): 453-458,2016.

Shah A, Sawh R, Wills A, Walker C, Au A: Novel penile splint and its use in microsurgical penile replantation Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 135 (6): 1082e-1083e,2015.

Shah A, Rowlands M, Au A: Barbed sutures and tendon repair: A review Hand (New York, N.Y.) 10 (1): 6-15,2015.

Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Grover R, Mirzabeigi MN, Nelson P, Wes AM, Au A, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Intraoperative perfusion management impacts postoperative outcomes: an analysis of 682 autologous breast reconstruction patients Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 68 (2): 175-183,2015.

Tuggle CT, Patel A, Broer N, Persing JA, Sosa JA, Au AF: Increased hospital volume is associated with improved outcomes following abdominal-based breast reconstruction Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 48 (6): 382-328,2014.

Travieso R, Patel A, Au AF: Industry-sponsored research in plastic surgery: Implications and considerations Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134 (5): 858e-859e,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 14th Fl. South PCAM

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)