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Dennis Jay Hurwitz, MD, FACS

Dennis HurwitzOccupation: Plastic Surgeon; Director
Born: Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1946

Education:
Fellowship, Craniofacial Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico City (1977)
Resident, Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1975-1977)
Resident, General Surgery, Mary Hitchcock Hospital (1972-1975)
Resident, Surgery, Yale University Hospital (1971-1972)
Intern, Yale University Hospital (1970-1971)
MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (1970)
BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (1966)

Certifications:
Certified, Medical Board of Pennsylvania (1976-Present); American Board of Plastic Surgery Voluntary Maintenance of Certification Re-certification (2015); Certified, The Medical Board of California (2007-2012); American Board of Plastic Surgery Voluntary Maintenance of Certification Re-certification (2005); Certified, American Board of Surgery (1976-1987); Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (1979)

Career:
President, Director, The Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA (1984-Present)
Clinical Professor, Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (2000-2012)
Medical Director, Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1996-2004)
Professor, Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1996-2000)
Visiting Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1994-1996)
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1983-1984)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1977-1983)
Attending Surgeon, Magee-Women’s Hospital, UPMC
Attending Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC

Career Related:
Founder, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, University of Pittsburgh (1995); Founder, Craniofacial Surgery Program, University of Pittsburgh (1978); Visiting Speaker, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Military:
Captain, U.S. Army Reserves (1972-1980); Lieutenant, U.S. National Guard (1970-1972)

Civic:
Director, Maimonides Division, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (2016-Present); Director, Physician Division, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (2000-2001); Director, Medical Division, Israel Bonds, Development Corporation for Israel (1997-1998); Vice President, Zionist Organization of America (1995); Board Member, Jewish Education Institute (1993-1995); Treasurer, Zionist Organization of America (1992-1995); Vice President, Zionist Organization of America (1988-1992); Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (1987-1990); President, Young Leadership, Israel Bonds, Development Corporation for Israel (1986-1987); Board Member, Community Day School (1982-1986)

Creative Works:
Author, “Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice” (2016); Clinical Editor, “Aesthetic Surgery Journal” (2007-2014); Author, “Total Body Lift” (2005); Author, More than 170 Scientific Papers; Contributor, Chapters, Books; Section Editor, Body Contouring Surgery, “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal”

Achievements:
Developing a total body lift for massive weight loss patients; Pioneering L-Brachioplasty; Pioneering spiral flap breast reshaping; Pioneering J-toroplasty upper body lift; Pioneering Oblique Flankplasty; Pioneering Gluteal Thigh flap

Awards:
Honoree, Best Attending Presentation, 34th Annual Meeting of the Northeaster Society of Plastic Surgeons (2017); Recipient, Top Doctor Award, Castle Connolly (2001-2017); Recipient, Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (2005); Honoree, Walter Scott Brown Lectureship, University of Illinois Medical School

Memberships:
Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons; Member, Alpha Omega Alpha; Charter Member, American Alpine Work in Plastic Surgery; Charter Member, Royal and Ancient Society of Plastic Surgeons; Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon; President, Allegheny County Medical Society; President, Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgery Society; President, Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; President, Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; Member, American Cleft Palate Association; Member, Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgery Society; Member, The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; Member, American College of Surgeons; Member, Lipoplasty Society of North America; Founding Member, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Religion:
Jewish

Family:
Son of Howard C. Hurwitz and Minna S. Posner
Married: Linda F. Furst (6/8/1969)
Children: Jeffrey; Julia; Karen

Hobbies:
Golf; Skiing

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)

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