Dr. Elan Reisin is a board certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Reisin has been a practicing physician since 2000 and has helped countless patients as a general surgeon and plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He completed his bachelor’s degree in neuropsychology from the University of Michigan, before moving on to his master’s degree in basic medical science at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 1996, he began working on his medical doctorate at Wayne State University School of Medicine, which he received in 2000. He then began a residency in general surgery at the Henry Ford Hospital. “Dr. Reisin went on to complete a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the esteemed Georgetown University Hospital.
Beyond his formal education, Dr. Reisin has continued to receive ongoing certifications to keep him up-to-date on the latest advancements in plastic surgery. He has been published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Surgery of Breast text book and coauthored a chapter on periareolar augmentation mammoplasty widely used worldwide by plastic surgery residents. In 2004, Dr. Reisin worked in the Molecular Biology Lab at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland as a Research Fellow. He travels to Europe and South America on annual basis to remain on the cutting edge of global Plastic Surgery techniques at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conferences.
Dr. Reisin has been honored with several awards and recognitions, including:
- Michigan Achievement Award
- Hour Detroit Magazine’s Top Doc
- Patient’s Choice Award
- America’s Top Surgeon’s Award
- Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors Award
One of the defining moments of Dr. Reisin’s career was when he met a 16-year-old boy who was experiencing repeated episodes of numbness and tingling in his arm. The boy had been seen by more than a dozen other doctors, and nobody could properly diagnose his condition. Dr. Reisin recognized that it was because of a hole in the boy’s heart. This spot on diagnosis prevented a life-ending stroke or potential loss of extremities.
Dr. Reisin has volunteered as a surgeon in the Dominican Republic, working on burn victims and repairing cleft palates and clef lips in children. He has also performed reconstructive surgeries for traumatic injuries of the face, hand and body and congenital deformities. Dr. Reisin is on the Medical Advisory Board with the Tiger Lilly Foundation of Breast Cancer.
Is in his personal life, Dr. Reisin is an avid reader of historical fiction. He enjoys the works of Ayn Rand. He also enjoys playing soccer, and was an All-State goalie in high school. He was offered a scholarship to West Point for his athletic abilities, but chose to attend the University of Michigan on academic scholarship instead. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Natalie and his two children, Eden and Elijah, swimming, playing chess, music, sports, working out and martial arts.