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Richard L. Dolsky MD,
World Renowned Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Richard L. Dolsky M.D. has a unique reputation in the field of cosmetic surgery – a reputation that has made him one of the regions most sought after doctors.

An internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon, Richard Dolsky, MD, has been interviewed by such high profile figures as Connie Chung, Phil Donahue and Maury Povich. He introduced liposuction to the Delaware Valley and, along with the European surgeons who created the liposuction technique, coauthored Liposuction: The Franco American Experience, a leading medical text referenced by doctors and patients around the world.

As renowned for being a technically skilled plastic surgeon as he is for his artistic results, Dr. Dolsky performs liposuction, facial plastic surgery, breast enhancement and skin rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Dolsky’s appreciation for and understanding of esthetics began with his undergraduate background in art history. Dr. Dolsky subsequently graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. On his path to becoming an esteemed cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dolsky continued his surgical training in residences at The Harvard Surgical Service, Northwestern University and Cleveland Clinic. He is the first surgeon in the United States to achieve triple certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Facial Plastic Surgery), and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Richard Dolsky MD, world renowned plastic surgeon is also the former president of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery.

Outside of his career as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Dolsky is passionate about traveling, golf, and spending time with his wife Laurie and his three children. Contact our Philadelphia area cosmetic surgery practice today to learn more about Dr. Dolsky, a true pioneer in the field of plastic surgery.

Curriculum Vitae

High School:

1964 Newark Academy, Newark, New Jersey, Cum Laude

College:

1968 Dartmouth College, A.B., Cum Laude

Medical School:

1972 Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship:

Surgical Rotating 1972-73
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Residencies:

General Surgery 1973-74
Harvard Surgical Service
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Otolaryngology 1974-77
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1977-79
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

National Board of Examiners:

1973

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, September 23,1977
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 19,1981
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, February 1987

Medical Licenses:

  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Attending Staff, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 2002-Present
  • Courtesy Staff, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2002-Present
  • Attending Staff, Mercy Suburban Hospital, East Norriton, PA, 2003-Present
  • Attending Staff, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mercy Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 1981-2002
  • Attending Staff, Department of Cosmetic Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981-93
  • Attending Staff, Department of Plastic Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993-95
  • Attending Staff, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mercy Surgery Center, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 1998-2003
  • Attending Staff, Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, Havertown, PA, 2003-Present

Appointments:

  • Chairman, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mercy Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 1987-2002
  • Director, Center for Argon Laser Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982-87
  • Director, Center for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981-87
  • Division Chairman for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Inc., 1982-87
  • Editorial Advisory Board, American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 1985-Present
  • Board of Trustees, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, 1985-1990
  • Board of Trustees, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, 1993-1999
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1987-1990
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1993-1999
  • Editor, Video Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 1990-1993
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1993-1994
  • President-Elect, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, 1993-1994
  • Chairman, Liposuction Guideline Committee, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1993-1995
  • President, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1995-1997
  • President, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, 1995-1997
  • Chairman, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Task Force on Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, 1995-1997
  • Board of Trustees, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 1997-Present
  • Medical Advisory Board, Mercy Surgery Center, 1998-2003
  • Board of Directors, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), 2003 - Present

Professional Organizations:

  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Philadelphia Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons-Associate Member
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.

Publications:

Currently totaling 29 scholarly articles published in the following refereed medical journals:

  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology & Oncology
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laryngoscope
  • American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Journal of Dermatological Surge and Oncology
  • Archives of Otolaryngology
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
  • Dermatological Clinics of North America
  • Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck
  • Dermatologic Clinics: Liposuction
  • Cirugia Dermatologica Practica
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Lipoplastia '98

Presentations:

Currently numbering 145 academic presentations, including the following professional organizations:

  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic, Head and Neck Surgery
  • ASPRS Annual Meeting
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Jersey Medical Society
  • Institute for Applied Laser Surgery
  • International Congress of Plastic Surgery
  • Fox Chase Cancer Treatment Center
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgeons
  • Asian Congress of Plastic Surgery
  • First World Congress of Liposuction Surgery
  • Boston Eye Research Institute
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • New York University
  • American Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • World Conference on New Vistas in Liposuction Surgery
  • International Meeting on Controversial Issues in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • World Congress on Body Contouring Surgery
  • World Congress on Liposuction, Lipotransplants, and Lipocollagen
  • New Jersey Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Academy of Aesthetic Surgery
  • International Congress on Aesthetic Medicine
  • European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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