Our Surgeons – Elan Reisin, Medical Director MD FACS

Elan Reisin, Medical Director MD FACS2011 Patients' Choice AwardASPS

Elan Reisin, MD FACS is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He belongs to many medical organizations and associations including the National Capitol Society of Plastic Surgeons in Washington, D.C. Dr. Reisin is a published medical authority on breast surgery. The most recently published textbook, Surgery of the Breast, authored by Dr. Reisin’s mentor, Scott L. Spear, M.D., a leading medical authority on breast surgery, includes Dr. Reisin’s co-authored chapter on breast augmentation through the peri-areolar approach. This book is used as a training textbook worldwide for plastic surgery residents and serves as a reference guide for practicing plastic surgeons.

Elan Reisin was named the 1990 Top Hispanic High School Student in the United States for his academic achievements and was also recognized as an accomplished athlete. He was recruited by top universities. He received and accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Michigan and was the recipient of the Michigan Achievement Award.

Dr. Reisin completed his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology at the University of Michigan. After working as a Research Fellow in Genetics for the National Institute of Health, Dr. Reisin then completed both his Masters Degree in Medical Science and his M.D. at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Reisin completed three years of General Surgery training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was accepted by the prestigious Georgetown University Hospital for a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Reisin was Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at the Georgetown University Hospital.

After completing his residency, Dr. Reisin joined the Reisin Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland established by his father, Dr. Jorge Reisin, a world renowned plastic surgeon. Dr. Elan Reisin has performed over 5000 cosmetic procedures and has been recognized with the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. A caring and patient-focused surgeon, he has received the Compassionate Doctor Award in both 2010 and 2011 and is recognized in the “Top Doctors” for the Washingtonian in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Reisin enjoys teaching his colleagues and as an injector specialist and physician trainer, he is often a featured speaker in the art of achieving the maximum results for patients who’ve opted for temporary injectable treatment instead of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Reisin additionally was honored for his service, dedication and mentorship to the residents of the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Training Program for Georgetown University Hospital.

Having spent his childhood summers in Argentina, Dr. Reisin is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and has travelled extensively across Europe and South America. He has volunteered his time to work with children in the Dominican Republic who suffer from birth defects and disfiguring injuries through the Operations Luz Del Sol project.

“Upon my father’s retirement from our plastic surgery practice, I was faced with a decision of staying in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area as a sole practitioner or pursuing the opportunity presented to me to join Star Plastic Surgery as its Medical Director, ” states Dr Reisin. “Because of Star’s unique position as one of the preeminent plastic and cosmetic centers in the United States, and the opportunity to work with a team of highly skilled and respected plastic surgeons, I decided to accept the position. My decision to relocate back to the Metro Detroit area was made easier due to my extensive network of friends and professional associates in Michigan, from the years I spent obtaining my medical training. ” Dr. Reisin currently resides in Birmingham and in his free time, he enjoys reading, working out and martial arts.

Additional Awards and Accolades include:

  • 2014 Consultant to the National Institute of Medicine
  • 2014 National Academy of Plastic Surgery Award of Honor/Lifetime Laureate
  • 2012 Patients’ Choice Award
  • 2012 America’s Top Surgeons
  • 2011 Patient’s Choice Award
  • 2010 Patient’s Choice Award
  • 2009 Patient’s Choice Award
  • 1990 Michigan Achievement Award

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Tracy W. – “I had my procedure on 1/31/13, and I was very nervous. This is something I have wanted to do for years and finally succeeded! It’s only been two weeks today and when I look at myself, I’m amazed! I felt disfigured and Dr. Reisin has given me my life back. The staff at Star and the surgery center were awesome and I would highly recommended them. When I went in for my post-op, I wanted to hug the doctor and cry because he has no idea what this has and will do for me! Thank you all so much!

Amber S. – “I was so impressed by my results and the way the staff and Dr. Reisin have changed my life. I have no regrets and if I could do it all over again, I would!