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Plastic surgery is a combination of art and science. Cosmetic plastic surgery in particular requires meticulous technique, basic surgical principle and the surgeon's tasteful creativity combined to result in the ultimate pleasing outcome.

Cosmetic surgery is never an easy choice, but our physicians will take the time to consult with you, answer all of your concerns and most importantly strive to make you look and feel your very best.


 

Bram R. Kaufman, M.D.

Bram R. Kaufman, M.D.

Dr. Bram R. Kaufman M.D. | Plastic Surgeon | Cleveland OH
Dr. Bram R. Kaufman M.D. | Plastic Surgeon | Cleveland OH

Dr. Bram R. Kaufman received his medical degree in 1987 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed his residency in General Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Kaufman completed Fellowships in Plastic Surgery and Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kaufman is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, attained a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (CAQHS), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Dr. Kaufman is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Dr. Kaufman is the current Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Kaufman’s special interests include cosmetic breast surgery, microsurgical breast reconstruction, body contouring, melanoma treatment, lower extremity limb salvage, and hand surgery.

For more information on Dr. Kaufman, please click here to access his site.


Ali Totonchi, M.D.

Ali Totonchi, M.D.

Ali Totonchi, M.D.

Dr. Ali Totonchi M.D. | Plastic Surgeon | Cleveland O.H.

Ali Totonchi, M.D. Plastic Surgeon Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Ali Totonchi received his medical degree in 1996 from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He then completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Totonchi completed fellowships in Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic surgery at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland and Facial Cosmetic Surgery in University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He joined MetroHealth Medical Center in 2010. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Totonchi is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association

Dr. Totonchi is the medical director of the Craniofacial Deformities Clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Dr. Totonchi's special interests include cosmetic surgery, non-surgical enhancement including laser treatment and injectables,  migraine surgery, pediatric plastic surgery including treatment of congenital nevus, craniofacial surgery (cleft lip & palate, ear reconstruction, craniosynostosis repair), and post-oncologic reconstruction.

For more information on Dr. Totonchi, please click here to access his site.


Kyle J. Chepla, M.D.

Kyle J. Chepla, M.D.

Kyle Chepla, M.D.

Dr. Kyle Chepla M.D. | Plastic Surgeon | Cleveland O.H.

Ali Totonchi, M.D. Plastic Surgeon Cleveland, Ohio

 

Dr. Kyle J. Chepla received his medical degree in 2007 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He completed his integrated residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University Hospitals-Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Chepla then completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at MetroHealth in August of 2014.

He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chepla is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (affiliate member)

Dr. Chepla’s special interests include surgery of the hand and wrist, peripheral nerve surgery, and aesthetic surgery of the face and breast.

For more information on Dr. Chepla, please click here to access his site.


David Rowe, MD

Dr. David RoweDr. Rowe received his Bachelors of Science as well as his Masters of Science at the University of New Hampshire in nutritional sciences and cellular physiology.  He received his MD degree from Albany Medical College and graduated in the top of his class.  Dr. Rowe went to the Medical College of Wisconsin for Plastic Surgery Residency and received additional training at Case Western University where he completed a facial aesthetic surgery fellowship. Dr. Rowe is a member of multiple local, regional and national plastic surgery committees and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology.

Dr. Rowe is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Kyle Chepla M.D. | Plastic Surgeon | Cleveland O.H.

Ali Totonchi, M.D. Plastic Surgeon Cleveland, Ohio

 


Andrea E. Gallup, C.N.P.

ANDREA E. GALLUP, C.N.P. | Certified Nurse Practitioner | Cleveland OH

Andrea E. Gallup, C.N.P. joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at MetroHealth in September of 2004. Andrea received her B.S.N. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. She earned her master's degree from and completed the Family Health Nurse Practitioner program at Gannon University (Erie, PA) in 2001.

Andrea participates in all patient care activities including in-patient/out-patient care, patient education, and perioperative services.


Sharon Clark, R.N.

Sharon Clark, RN

Sharon received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1989 from the University of Akron. She worked in the Burn Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department at MetroHealth from 1989 to 1997. Sharon rejoined the MetroHealth Department of Nursing in 1999 providing care in the out-patient clinics working with plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and dermatology services prior to coming to the Division of Plastic Surgery in 2014. Sharon assists with pre- and post-operative care, patient education, and provides clinical support to our office staff.