Dr. Michael Zenn, MD

Dr. Michael Zenn, MD

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Plastic Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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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.Read more

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Internationally renown plastic surgeon, Michael R. Zenn, M.D., has practiced in the Triangle for more than 20 years. He is...Read more

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Dr. Zenn is a talented and dedicated reconstruction/micro surgeon. His skill and patient care has far exceeded my expectations. He is truly devoted to his craft by teaching around the world and providing outstanding patient care through skill and dedication. He has been expedient answering questions and his staff is caring, courteous and very knowledgeable as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Zenn, he has made my breast reconstruction experience a very pleasant process.
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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.

Dr. Zenn's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Zenn says...

He spent 16 years on staff at Duke University where he served as Tenured professor, Vice Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Zenn literally "wrote the book" on reconstructive surgery that is currently used to teach plastic surgery residents around the world. He is frequently an invited international guest lecturer, and will often take residents and young attending surgeons into the operating room to teach them the latest plastic surgery techniques. He loves what he does and has spent years perfecting his craft.

Dr. Zenn specializes in breast and facial surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic. He has a boutique private practice in Durham, NC.

Dr. Zenn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    NY Hosp Cornell MC

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1995

    Ny Hosp & Meml Sloan-Kettering Canc Ctr

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1984

  • Other Education
    Duke Fuqua School Of Business Mba

    Completed in 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect