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Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS

Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS Surgeon

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Henry Royster-William Maul Measey Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Serletti is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Joseph M. Serletti

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008 and 2009 - 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1992

Conditions & Treatments:

  • aesthetics
  • aging skin treatment
  • blepharoplasty - laser
  • body lift
  • bone graft
  • bone infections
  • Botox therapy - wrinkles
  • Botox therapy (non-cosmetic)
  • brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Breast Cancer
  • breast enlargement/augmentation
  • breast implants
  • breast reconstruction with implants
  • breast reconstruction with tissue
  • breast surgery - non-cosmetic
  • brow lift - coronal incision
  • burn reconstruction
  • canthoplasty - correct eye angle
  • canthoplasty - droopy eye
  • cheek augmentation
  • cheek contouring - bone grafts
  • cheek contouring - implants
  • cheiloplasty - decrease lip size
  • cheiloplasty - fuller lips
  • chemical peel - wrinkles
  • chest implants
  • chest implants - pectoral
  • chin implants
  • cleft lip repair
  • cleft palate repair

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, National Monroe County Medical Society, Local New York State Medical Society, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Rochester Academy of Medicine, Local Rochester Surgical Society, Local Society of Plastic Surgeons of Upstate New York, Local


Dr. Serletti is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Alkon JD, Smith A, Losee JE, Illig KA, Green RM, Serletti JM.: Management of complex groin wounds with preferred use of the rectus femoris muscle flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. : 2005.

Losee JE, Jiang S, Long DE, Kreipe RE, Caldwell EH, Serletti JM.: Macromastia as an etiologic factor in bulimia nervosa: 10-year follow up after treatment with reduction mammaplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 52 (5): 452-457,2004.

Moran SL, Salgado CJ, Serletti JM: Free tissue transfer in patients with renal disease Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 113 (7): 2006-2011,2004.

Serletti JM, LeTourneau PR, Smith A, Coniglo JU, Popat S, Losee JE: Transverse lag screw fixiation in midline mandibulotomy: A case series revisited Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 114 (1): 178-185,2004.

Moran SL, Nava G, Behnam AB, Serletti JM, Behnam AH: An outcome analysis comparing the thoracodorsal and internal mammary vessels as recipient sites for microvascular breast reconstruction: A prospective study of 100 patients Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 111 (6): 1876-1882,2003.

Behnam AB, Nguyen D, Moran SL, Serletti JM.: TRAM flap breast reconstruction for patients with advanced breast disease. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 50 (6): 567-571,2003.

Losee JE, Selber JC, Arkoulakis N, Serletti JM.: The cleft lateral lip element: Do traditional markings result in secondary deformities? Annals of Plastic Surgery. 50 (6): 594-600,2003.

Arkoulakis NS, Angel CL, DuBeshter B, Serletti JM: Reconstruction of an extensive vulvectomy defect using the gluteus maximus fasciocutaneous V-Y advancement flap Annals of Plastic Surgery 49 (1): 286-292,2002.

Losee JE, Selber J, Vaga S, Hall C, Scott G, Serletti JM: Primary cutaneous mucormycosis: Gudie to surgical management Annals of Plastic Surgery 49 (4): 385-390,2002.

Salgado CJ, Smith A, Kim S, Higgins J, Behnam A, Herrera HR, Serletti JM.: Effects of late loss of arterial inflow on free flap survival. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 18 (7): 579-584,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
10th Floor, Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-3743
Fax: (215) 615-3397
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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