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Albert Losken, MD, FACS

Albert  Losken, MD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Dr. Losken is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the Hamm Professor of Surgery and Program Director in Emory University’s Division of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Dr. Losken earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, where he graduated with the highest honors, and completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at Emory University.

He is former chief of Plastic Surgery at the Atlanta VA Hospital and currently Chief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. He is voted by peers as one of “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” and has received “Teacher of the Year” award at Emory on numerous occasions. He is a member of local and national plastic surgery societies and is an annual speaker at numerous plastic and reconstructive surgery meetings. His contributions to the field include more than 100 scientific articles on all aspects of plastic surgery and numerous book chapters focusing on breast reconstruction. He has edited books on breast reconstruction and abdominal wall reconstruction.


Plastic Surgery (Board certified since 2003)
Facial Plastic Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest:

lower extremity reconstruction, maxillofacial reconstruction, melanoma, microsurgery, microvascular surgery, neuropathic pain, skin cancer, skin cancer surgery, wound care, endoscopy, eye trauma, facial surgery, facial rejuvenation, hernia, head & neck cancer, laser surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, abdominoplasty, aesthetics, weight loss reconstruction, body contouring, breast reconstruction, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery


Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA

InternshipEmory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

ResidencyEmory University, Atlanta, GA Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Organizational Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgery

Georgia Surgical Society

Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery

Southeastern Surgical Society

Major or Recent Publications:

Losken A, Dugal CS, Styblo TM, Carlson GW. A Meta-Analysis Comparing Breast Conservation Therapy Alone to the Oncoplastic Technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Mar 13

Losken A, Duggal CS, Desai KA, McCullough MC, Gruszynski MA, Carlson GW. Time to completion of nipple reconstruction: What factors are involved? Ann Plast Surg. 2013 May;70(5):530-2

Losken A, Zenn MR, Hammel JA, Walsh MW, Carlson GW. Assessment of zonal perfusion using intraoperative angiography during abdominal flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Apr;129(4):618e-24e

Moyer HR, Losken A. Predicting mastectomy skin flap necrosis with indocyanine green angiography: the gray area defined. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May;129(5):1043-8

Duggal CS, Metcalfe D, Sackeyfio R, Carlson GW, Losken A. Patient Motivations for choosing post mastectomy breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 May;70(5):574-80


Teacher of the Year
Emory Division of Plastic Surgery, 2003

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