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Liza C. Wu, MD

Liza C. Wu, MD Physician

Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Wu is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Liza C. Wu

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

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.

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, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Anterolateral Thigh Flap
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Augmentation Mastopexy
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • 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 Revision
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fat Grafting
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Free Tram
  • Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Latissimus Flap
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Microneurovascular Free Muscle Transplantation
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mini Abdominoplasty
  • Muscle-Sparing Tram
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Post-Pregnancy Body Restoration
  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radial Forearm Flap
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Restylane
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scalp Reconstruction
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Tap Flap
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • TUG Flap
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Vertical Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap
  • Wound Complications
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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 Chicago
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, ACAPS, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Plastic Surgery, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Ivy Society, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Local Oral Board Examiner for Plastic Surgery, National Women Academic Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National Women's Microsurgeons Group, National World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wu 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.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd
14th Floor, South Pavilion

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

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