Umar Choudry, MD

Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery

Umar Choudry

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-1933

Fax 612-624-4441

Mailing Address:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Chrissy Johnson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery

Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

M.D., Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Residency, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (General Surgery)

Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Plastic Surgery), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Research), Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan (Research)

I aim to treat my patients like I would my family members: dedicated, professional, current, informative, inclusive, and successful.


I have been lucky to pursue a career that fulfills me personally, professionally and academically. I completed my plastic surgery training from the Mayo Clinic, and am currently an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. My practice encompasses the broad spectrum of plastic surgery, including both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. My clinical interests include breast surgery, facial reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, and cancer reconstruction. I am involved in training plastic surgery fellows and am the Associate Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Fellowship. I am an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and other professional associations, on multiple committees in those societies, and on various educational (PSEN) and journal editorial subcommittees.


  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner, Annual National VA Innovations Award: Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Sores (2013)
  • Nominee, Clinical Excellence Award, Minneapolis VA Medical Center (2008, 2013)

Professional Associations

  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, VA Medical Center
  • Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Executive Council Member, Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons


Research Summary/Interests

  • Clinical research
  • Outcomes research
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Wounds
  • Cancer reconstruction
  • Microsurgery


  • Umar Choudry; Don Harris. Perineal Wound Complications, Risk Factors and Outcome after Abdominoperineal Resections. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Aug;71(2):209-13.
  • Umar Choudry, Barta J, Kim N. Current Trends in Chaperone Use by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Jun;70(6):709-13.
  • Choudry, Umar; Kim, Nicholas. Pre-operative Assessment Preferences and Reported Reoperation Rates for Size Change in Primary Breast Augmentation - A Survey of ASPS Members. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Dec;130(6):1352-9.
  • Choudry U, Hyza, P, Lane J, Petty, P. The Importance of Pre-operative Hemoglobin Evaluation in Large Volume Liposuction: Lessons Learned from Our 15-year Experience. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Sep;61(3):230-4.
  • Choudry U, Moran S. Soft Tissue Coverage and Outcome of Gustilo Grade III-b Mid-Shaft Tibia Fractures – A 15-Year Experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 August;122(2):479-485. 



  • General and Cancer Reconstruction, Post-bariatric surgery body contouring, Cosmetic surgery, Oculoplastics, Elective hand surgery, Facial reconstruction, Skin cancer, Breast surgery, 
  • Facial plastic surgery, Breast cancer

Board Certifications

Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Breast cancer; Breast surgery; Cosmetic surgery; Elective hand surgery; Facial plastic surgery; Facial reconstruction; General and Cancer Reconstruction; Oculoplastics; Post-bariatric surgery body contouring; Skin cancer