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Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS

Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS Surgeon

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Henry Royster-William Maul Measey Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Serletti is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Joseph M. Serletti

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Aesthetics
  • Aging Skin Treatment
  • Ankle Liposuction
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Fat Injection
  • Body Lift
  • Body Liposuction
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Grafting for Jaw Augmentation Surgery
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • BOTOX Therapy for Wrinkles
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery with Tissue
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Surgery
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Buttocks Liposuction
  • Cheek Augmentation (Malar Augmenation)
  • Cheek Contouring Surgery
  • Cheek Liposuction (Malar)
  • Chemical Peel for Wrinkles
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Collagen Implant Injections
  • Congenital Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Coronal Incision Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Implants
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Dermal Fat Grafting for Wrinkles
  • Dermal Fat Grafting Lip Augmentation
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Cancer
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
  • Endoscopic Liposhaving
  • ENT Melanoma
  • Excessive Body Hair
  • Eye Lift
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fat Injection
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Nerve Rejuvenation
  • Facial Peels
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fat Grafting
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hip and Lower Extremities Liposuction
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fractures (Mandible and Maxilla Fracture)
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction - Bone Grafts
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee Liposuction
  • Laser Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing for Wrinkles
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Reduction Surgery (Cheiloplasty)
  • Love Handles Liposuction
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery (Canthoplasty)
  • Lower Jaw Augmentation (Mandibular Augmentation)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Male Chest Implants
  • Male Pectoral Implants
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Lymph Node Mapping
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Airway Problems
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lesions
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple and Areola Pigmentation Tattoo
  • Non-Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Oral Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Orbital Trauma
  • Pediatric Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Saggy Upper Arm
  • Stomach and Abdomen Liposuction
  • Temporal Fascia Augmentation
  • Thighs and Knees Liposuction
  • Tissue Grafts
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Wound Complications
  • Zyderm Collagen Implantation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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 Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Association of Plastic Surgeons , National American Board of Plastic Surgery, National American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons , National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, National Meigs Medical Society, Local Monroe County Medical Society, Local New York State Medical Society, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Robert Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons (Pennsylvania), Local Rochester Academy of Medicine, Local Rochester Surgical Society, Local Society of Plastic Surgeons of Upstate New York, Local Society of Plastic Surgeons of Upstate New York, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Serletti 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.


Selected Publications:

Alkon JD, Smith A, Losee JE, Illig KA, Green RM: Management of complex groin wounds with preferred use of the rectus femoris muscle flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. : 2005.

Losee JE, Jiang S, Long DE, Kreipe RE, Caldwell EH: Macromastia as an etiologic factor in bulimia nervosa: 10-year follow up after treatment with reduction mammaplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 52 (5): 452-457,2004.

Moran SL, Salgado CJ: Free tissue transfer in patients with renal disease Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 113 (7): 2006-2011,2004.

Serletti JM, LeTourneau PR, Smith A, Coniglo JU, Popat S: Transverse lag screw fixiation in midline mandibulotomy: A case series revisited Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 114 (1): 178-185,2004.

Moran SL, Nava G, Behnam AB, Serletti JM: An outcome analysis comparing the thoracodorsal and internal mammary vessels as recipient sites for microvascular breast reconstruction: A prospective study of 100 patients Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 111 (6): 1876-1882,2003.

Behnam AB, Nguyen D, Moran SL: TRAM flap breast reconstruction for patients with advanced breast disease. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 50 (6): 567-571,2003.

Losee JE, Selber JC, Arkoulakis N: The cleft lateral lip element: Do traditional markings result in secondary deformities? Annals of Plastic Surgery. 50 (6): 594-600,2003.

Arkoulakis NS, Angel CL, DuBeshter B: Reconstruction of an extensive vulvectomy defect using the gluteus maximus fasciocutaneous V-Y advancement flap Annals of Plastic Surgery 49 (1): 286-292,2002.

Losee JE, Selber J, Vaga S, Hall C, Scott G: Primary cutaneous mucormycosis: Gudie to surgical management Annals of Plastic Surgery 49 (4): 385-390,2002.

Salgado CJ, Smith A, Kim S, Higgins J, Behnam A, Herrera HR: Effects of late loss of arterial inflow on free flap survival. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 18 (7): 579-584,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
South Pavilion, 14th Floor
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 360-0645
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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