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William M. Kuzon, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
William M. Kuzon, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Reed O. Dingman Professor of Surgery

Practicing at:
2130 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340
Telephone: 734-998-6022
Fax: 734-763-5354


Dr. William M. Kuzon, Jr. is the Reed O. Dingman Professor of Surgery in the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He served as the Section Head for Plastic Surgery from 2001 to 2012. Dr. Kuzon directed the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Michigan from 2001-2010 and he continues to the present as associate director of the program.

Dr. Kuzon received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his Ph.D. in Community Health from the University of Toronto. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 1991 and received additional training in hand surgery and in microvascular reconstruction in Toronto and at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery in 1992. Dr. Kuzon has an active research program related to skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve physiology as it relates to reconstructive surgery. His current focus of interest is the biomechanical pathophysiology of ventral hernias. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals on a wide spectrum of plastic surgery topics and has given keynote lectures at many universities and scientific meetings.

Dr. Kuzon is a member of many national specialty societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (currently serving on the Board of Directors), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (past-president), The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (past-president), The Plastic Surgery Research Council (currently serving as Historian), the American Society for the Peripheral Nerve (past president), and the Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons (past president), the American Surgical Association, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is currently a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and serves as chair of the ABPS Oral Examination Committee.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Kuzon performs a wide array of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, including the reconstruction of patients with facial paralysis, the management of difficult wounds, the management of patients after weight loss, and the management of defects resulting from the excision of sarcomas and other forms of cancer.. Dr. Kuzon is also the director of surgical services for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Gender Services Program and has performed a large number of gender-related procedures.


  • 1983-1991 – University of Toronto Department of Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; F.R.C.S.(C) in Plastic Surgery
  • 1984-1990 – University of Toronto Department of Community Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Ph.D.
  • 1982-1984 – University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science, Toronto, Ontario; M.Sc.
  • 1978-1981 – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY; M.D.
  • 1973-1977 – University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; B.A. in Chemistry

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1981-1982 – Straight Surgical Internship, Toronto General Hospital; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1981-1991 – Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Toronto Gallie Program; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1991 – Microvascular and Hand Surgery Fellowship; University of Toronto; Toronto Ontario, Canada (07/1/91 - 12/21/91)
  • 1992 – Microvascular and Hand Surgery Fellowship; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (01/1/92 - 06/30/92)

Certification and Licensure

  • 1981 – Medical Licensure, Ontario
  • 1991 – Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Plastic Surgery)
  • 1991 – Medical Licensure, Pennsylvania
  • 1992 – Michigan Licensure, Michigan
  • 1994 – American Board of Plastic Surgery Certification