J. Peter Rubin, M.D., is a general and plastic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is founder and director of UPMC’s Life After Weight Loss, an innovative program dedicated to meeting plastic surgery needs of the bariatric patient after weight loss, with special emphasis placed on nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Rubin also is director of the Adipocyte Biology Laboratory and co-director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center at UPMC.
He received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Iowa and attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rubin completed residency training in plastic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. He has done research on the safety of anesthetic techniques for liposuction, tissue engineering of adipose tissue, xenotransplantation, and other areas.
Board-certified with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Rubin specializes in body contouring following massive weight loss and breast reconstruction. He serves on the American Society of Plastic Surgerys (ASPS) Bariatric Task Force, which develops safety guidelines and educational programs. Recently he was appointed as the first official liaison between the ASPS and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Rubin is assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He frequently lectures at national meetings about liposuction safety and his work with gastric bypass patients. He is published in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Rubin may be reached through this website: lifeafterweightloss.upmc.com.
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