My plastic surgery practice includes both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The overarching principle that guides how I deliver care is treat people the way you would want you or your family members to be treated. I believe that there is not a one size fits all solution to most health problems so the best way for a doctor to deliver the best care is to listen carefully to each patient and get a sense of their unique needs and preferences.
Internationally renown plastic surgeon, Michael R. Zenn, M.D., has practiced in the Triangle for more than 20 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zenn received his medical degree from Cornell University. He then completed a five-year General Surgery residency at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City followed by a two-year Plastic Surgery residency at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Finally, he completed a prestigious fellowship in breast and facial surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Zenn moved to North Carolina to begin his career as faculty at UNC Chapel Hill/Memorial Hospital in 1995. Five years later, in 2000, Duke University recruited him to the Division of Plastic Surgery, where he held multiple titles, most recently, Tenured Professor of Plastic Surgery and Vice-Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. For a decade, Dr. Zenn served as Director of the Duke Plastic Surgery Residency Program, responsible for training and mentoring the Duke plastic surgery residents, many of whom practice in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/Cary area presently. Additionally, he serves as a national board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. While his plastic surgery roots are in North Carolina, Dr. Zenn is regularly invited to lecture to plastic surgeons around the world. Furthermore, he has written plastic surgery text books, invented and patented surgical procedures, published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, and created an iphone App for use by plastic surgeons. Dr. Zenn is proud to be a Past President of the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zenn is recognized as a compassionate and masterful surgeon by both his patients and peers. Furthermore, he is known and respected for his attention to detail and commitment to excellence. He brings his years of experience to each surgery while using the latest state-of-the-art techniques.