Dr. Michael Zenn, MD

Dr. Michael Zenn, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Michael Zenn, MD is a plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1988 and specializes in plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

7920 Acc Blvd Ste 110

Raleigh, NC 27617

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Breast Reconstruction
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Lift Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Zenn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zenn "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zenn "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."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

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

18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • NY Hosp Cornell MC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • NY Hosp & Meml Sloan-Kettering Canc Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke Fuqua School of Business MBA
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zenn's Reviews

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12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Zenn's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My experience with Dr. Zenn was exceptionally fantastic. I was unsure of what to expect but his professional manner, willingness to listen and completely answer my questions, established a trust and ease so we could move forward. I was not just "another" patient. The medical care he gave me...more
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Dr. Zenn is a very compassionate surgeon who does work like an artist.
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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...more
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