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Kunle I. Elegbede, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Plastic Surgeon

Kunle Elegbede, M.D., Ph.D., is a highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in treating a wide range of complex conditions. His areas of focus include complex breast reconstruction, trunk reconstruction, extremity reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, lymphedema surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face and body.

Dr. Elegbede has specialized experience and training in microsurgery, which involves working with delicate instruments under a microscope to redirect or reconnect small structures like blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves.

He is experienced in the DIEP flap and PAP flap procedures for breast reconstruction, as well as microsurgery for general reconstruction. He also offers lymph node transfer and lymphovenous bypass surgery for lymphedema.

Dr. Elegbede's approach to care involves working with patients to understand their individual goals and concerns, and then together they establish a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan designed to deliver the best long-term results.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Elegbede is also devoted to research that focuses on improving outcomes and quality of life for plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.

Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Elegbede earned his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Lagos. His extensive post-graduate training took place in the United States, including earning his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University and his medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He then completed a craniofacial surgery research fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  1. Breast cancer-related lymphedema
  2. Breasts asymmetrical
  3. Lymphedema
  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Breast reconstruction
  3. Breast reconstruction with breast implants
  4. Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
  5. Cosmetic surgery
  6. Lymphovenous bypass
  7. Microvascular reconstruction
  8. Microvascular surgery
  9. Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery
  10. Peripheral nerve graft
  11. Reconstructive surgery
  12. Tummy tuck
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction and restoration
  • Aesthetic surgery of the face and body
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Trunk reconstruction
  • Lymphedema surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Extremity reconstruction
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Clinical outcomes research
  1. 2023
    Fellowship - Microvascular Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. 2022
    Residency - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Integrated)Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland
  3. 2018
    Fellowship - Craniofacial Surgery ResearchR Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  4. 2015
    MDCleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  5. 2008
    PhD - Pharmaceutical SciencesNorth Dakota State University
  6. 2003
    BA - BPharm, PharmacyUniversity of Lagos

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Lietman Global Travel AwardJohns Hopkins Center for Global Health
  2. 2021
    Resident Clinician of the YearDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 2017
    Finalist, Fulbright AwardAfrica Regional Research Program
  4. 2015
    Alfred Manschke AwardCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  5. 2010
    Dean's ScholarshipCleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  6. 2007
    Doctoral Dissertation Assistantship AwardEstablished Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - present
    MemberSoutheastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  3. 2021 - present
    Grant ReviewerSouth African Medical Research Council
  4. 2021 - present
    Peer MentorAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)/Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) SHARE
  5. 2016 - present
    Peer MentorAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons