Statement from the Chief
On behalf of the faculty, residents, fellows, and staff of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
of the Keck School of Medicine, I want to welcome you to our website. This website is the virtual
convergence of our three integrated goals of world class patient care, surgical education, and research.
At USC, we are fortunate to have 10 full-time faculty surgeons and over 30 affiliated faculty providing expertise
in every facet of plastic surgery. This includes breast reconstruction, extremity reconstruction, hand surgery,
pediatric plastic surgery including craniofacial and cleft lip and palate, burn injury and reconstruction, and
cosmetic surgery. This, in combination with our location in the heart of the vibrant City of Los Angeles has
allowed us to become a recognized center of excellence in plastic surgery.
So, whether you are a patient, medical student, or interested supporter, our website should allow you to virtually
explore USC Plastic Surgery. We thank you for visiting.
Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS
Audrey Skirball-Kenis Chair and Chief
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Former graduate Morad Askari, M.D. is now on the faculty of the University of Miami following his Hand Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.