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Joshua Fosnot, MD

Joshua Fosnot, MD Physician

Program Director, Penn Plastic Surgery Residency Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Fosnot is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2014
  • Surgery, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Melanoma
  • Microsurgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • 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 Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons (ACS), National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS), National American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (ASRM), National Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fosnot 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:

Nelson JA, Tecci MG, Lanni MA, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Selber JC, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Function and strength after free abdominally based breast reconstruction: A 10-year follow-up Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 143 (1): 22e-31e,2019.

Azoury, Saïd C.; Kozak, Geoff M.; Stranix, John T.; Colen, David L.; Piwnica-Worms, W.; Fosnot, Joshua.; Serletti, Joseph M.; Kovach, Stephen J.: The Independent Plastic Surgery Match (2010 to 2018): Applicant and Program Trends, Match Predictors at Top-Ranked Programs and Future Directions AAPS and ACAPS Podium Presentation : 2019.

Sameer Shakir, MD; Geoffrey M. Kozak, MD; Shelby Nathan, MS; Cutler Whitely, BS; Harrison Davis, BS; Robyn B. Broach, PhD; Joshua F. Fosnot, MD: Improving Autonomy Without Sacrificing Safety - The Value of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic AAPS Abstract : 2019.

Carney Martin J, Weissler Jason M, Tecce Michael G, Mirzabeigi Michael N, Wes Ari M, Koltz Peter F, Kanchwala Suhail K, Low David W, Kovach Stephen J, Wu Liza C, Serletti Joseph M, Fosnot Joshua: 5000 free flaps and counting: A 10-year review of a single academic institution's microsurgical development and outcomes Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 141 (4): 855-863,2018.

Fosnot J, Serletti J: Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment, 4th Edition : 665-676,2018.

Fosnot J, Serletti J: Secondary procedures following breast reconstruction Plastic Surgery, 4th Edition 5 : 418-425,2018.

Basta Marten N, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail K, Serletti Joseph M, Tchou Julia C, Kovach Stephen J, Fosnot Joshua, Fischer John P: Reliable prediction of postmastectomy lymphedema: The Risk Assessment Tool Evaluating Lymphedema American Journal of Surgery 213 (6): 1125-1133.e1,2017.

Weissler, Jason M. MD; Carney, Martin J. BS; Tecce, Michael G. D.O.; Wes, Ari M. BS; Fosnot, Joshua MD; Kanchwala, Suhail K. MD; Low, David W. MD; Kovach, Stephen J. MD; Wu, Liza C. MD; Serletti, Joseph M. MD: A single institutional analysis of 5,000 flaps: An evaluation of microsurgical free flap salvage predictors and take-backs following microvascular compromise American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Austin, TX : 2017.

Tecce, Michael G. D.O.; Bae, Alison B.S.; Familusi, Olatomide T. M.D.; Lanni, Michael A. B.S.; Weissler, Jason M. M.D.; Carney, Martin J. B.S.; Serletti, Joseph M. M.D.; Fosnot, Joshua M.D.: Exparel versus the On-Q pump: A head to head comparison in breast reconstruction American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Austin, TX : 2017.

Koltz, Peter F. M.D.; Weissler, Jason M. M.D.; Carney, Martin J. B.S.; Guajardo, Isabella B.S.; Kovach, Stephen J. M.D.; Au, Alexander M.D.; Fosnot, Joshua M.D.; Kanchwala, Suhail K. M.D.; Serletti, Joseph M. M.D.; Wu, Liza C. M.D.: Should nerve coaptation be routine? Breast sensation following mastectomy +/- reconstruction American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Austin, TX : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 14th Floor South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

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

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