Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery

The overriding goal of the WVU Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery is to provide the highest quality care to the people of West Virginia and surrounding areas. To achieve this goal we direct our efforts toward three activities – clinical care, education and research. We believe that the people of West Virginia are best served by developing programs to enhance patient access and convenience and provide clinical services offered in a tertiary care setting.

We achieve clinical care excellence by developing and maintaining outstanding specialized programs of plastic surgical services including adult and pediatric general reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction, cleft and craniofacial care, hand surgery, lower extremity salvage, wound care, and cosmetic surgery.

The Division provides a comprehensive education and training (clinical and didactic) program for physicians and learners in plastic surgery that achieves the high standards that support the compassionate, appropriate and effective treatment of patients with problems relevant to plastic surgery. As part of our educational goals we provide didactic teaching in the realm of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery to students of medicine, dentistry and other ancillary providers.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Division faculty and trainees are dedicated to research into solutions for the meaningful problems which our patients present us with to make a lasting contribution to the body of medical knowledge. We have both basic science and clinical research programs across the spectrum of plastic surgery.

- Kerri Wodberry, MD
Plastic Surgery Division Chief