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Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS

Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS Physician

Chief, Penn Medicine 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 by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, and 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reinnervation
  • Breast Revision
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chin Lift
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Circumferential Liposuction of the Calves and Ankles
  • Cleft Lip Surgery
  • Cleft Palate Surgery
  • Collagen Injection
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Congenital Anomaly of Eyelid
  • Coolsculpting
  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Disorder of Ear Lobe
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Exoderm Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Lesion
  • Facial Nerve Graft
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Genioplasty
  • Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Jaw Bone Graft
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laceration
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipedema
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Cheek
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of the Chin
  • Liposuction of the Face
  • Liposuction of the Lower Extremity
  • Liposuction of the Neck
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mole Excision
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroma
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nipple Reinnervation
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Occipital Mass
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pectoral Augmentation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Removal of Buccal Fat Pads
  • Restylane
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar on Neck
  • Scar Revision
  • Sensory Reinnervation
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • Trichophytic Brow Lift
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • 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
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester
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.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have 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:

Alkon JD, Smith A, Losee JE, Illig KA, Green RM, Serletti JM.: 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, Serletti JM.: 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, Serletti JM: 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, Losee JE: 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, Behnam AH: 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, Serletti JM.: 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, Serletti JM.: 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, Serletti JM: 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, Serletti JM: 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, Serletti JM.: 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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