Thomas Suszynski, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,

Thomas Suszynski

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Chrissy Johnson

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Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Medical School: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Fellowship: Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


My primary focus is to provide the highest-quality and world-class patient care as well as to contribute to our field through advances in cutting-edge surgical techniques, therapeutics, devices, and tissue engineering.


  • Hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery
  • Finger, hand and wrist fracture repair
  • Orthoplastic limb salvage
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Gender surgery
  • Reconstructive transplantation
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Skin care
  • Awards & Recognition

    2020, UT Southwestern Chief Resident Teaching Award 

    2016, Best Research Paper in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal 

    2008-2010, Iacocca Foundation Fellowship recipient

    2005-2006, E. Reuben & Gladys Flora Grant Scholarship recipient

    Professional Associations

    Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

    Elected Member, Cell Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Society 

    Elected Member, The Transplantation Society


    Research Summary/Interests

    Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering 

    Targeted oxygen delivery with therapeutics and devices 

    Bioengineered soft tissue and bone flap design/fabrication for the replacement of diseased or injured tissue