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Dennis Hurwitz, MD

  • Clinical Professor

Dennis Hurwitz, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), former director of the UPMC Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, and founder of the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, now Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery. For each of 25 years, he has been recognized as one of America’s Top Physicians for plastic surgery referrals by the Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Hurwitz has innovated new techniques with incredible results in facial rejuvenation and body contouring surgery, and as such he is sought by patients worldwide for his Vertical Facelift and Total Body Lift surgery.

Having fully trained in general and plastic surgery at prestigious universities, Dr. Dennis Hurwitz passed in 1979 American Board of Plastic Surgery examinations and has voluntarily re-examined for maintenance of ABPS certification in 2005 and 2015. He is a member and leader of numerous professional organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Aesthetic Society, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the exclusive American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He founded the University of Pittsburgh Craniofacial Center and is past medical director of the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Center. This over 40-year experience provides special skills and experience in facial and body surgery. A longtime contributor to his community, he is past chairman of the JF Maimonides Society, and president of Allegheny County Medical Society

He has lectured extensively throughout the world on an impressive range of plastic surgery and body contouring procedures, focusing recently on the centrality of his innovative Oblique Flankplasty in artistically reshaping the entire torso. During the recent Covid-19 crisis he has provided hourlong keynote lectures for the national aesthetic plastic surgery societies in Brazil, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.  He has published over 200 scientific articles and book chapters on procedures such as facelift, lipoaugmentation, body contouring and total body lift, ultrasonic liposuction, and reconstructive surgery. Experienced plastic surgeons from London England, Cairo Egypt, Mexico City Mexico, Brasilia Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil, Hannover Germany, Tel Aviv Israel, and Shandong China have spent weeks to many months learning his approach in his operating room and clinic.