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Faculty - Plastic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown

Scott L. Spear, MD
Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Spear received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, and completed post-graduate training in general surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and in plastic surgery at the University of Miami. He later completed a senior surgical fellowship at Guy's Hospital in London, and a craniofacial fellowship at L'Hopital d'Enfants Malades in Paris. Dr. Spear's focus of interest is in breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, and rhinoplasty.


Plastic Surgery Faculty

Christopher E. Attinger, MD
Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery Director, Wound Healing Clinic

Dr. Attinger received his medical degree from Yale University College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his plastic surgery residency at New York University. In addition, Dr. Attinger completed a hand surgery fellowship at New York University. Dr. Attinger's special interests include microvascular reconstructive surgery, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, reconstruction of orthopaedic cancer defects, treatment of hand injuries, treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, treatment of difficult wounds, including osteomyelitis, treatment of hemifacial paralysis, hand surgery and limb preservation surgery.

Stephen Baker, MD, DDS
Professor
Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Director
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Baker received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his dental degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He completed residencies in oral/maxillofacial and plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Philadephia. His special interests include reconstructive surgery of the head and face for congenital anomalies, trauma, and tumors; cosmetic surgery of the face; rhinoplasty; pediatric plastic surgery; cosmetic and reconstructive abdominal surgery; and breast augmentation and reduction surgery.

John Barbour, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Barbour graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia and completed his medical school training at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed training in General Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, with a heavy emphasis on advanced breast surgery and breast cancer reconstruction techniques. Following his plastic surgery training, he received additional fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction, complex peripheral nerve reconstruction and subspecialty training in hand surgery at the prestigious Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in Saint Louis. In addition to his position at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, he currently serves as the acting Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. His scope of practice includes cosmetic breast surgery, breast reconstruction following mastectomy, microvascular surgery, hand surgery, management of nerve injury, complex soft tissue defects, post-oncological reconstruction of the head and neck, and extremity reconstruction following trauma.

Karen K. Evans, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Karen Evans earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, pursuing residency training in General and Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital.  She is actively involved in the plastic surgery clerkship for medical students and wound and limb service teaching for plastic surgery residents.  Dr. Evans’ interests are in wound healing and reconstructive surgery.

Paul Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Associate Professor
Director of Research 
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kim received his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State and completed his residency training at INOVA Fairfax.  In addition, he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University.  Dr. Kim is a leader in clinical research and serves as an investigator on several grant-funded trials and research projects including work on diabetic foot ulcers and compression therapy.  Dr. Kim is particularly interested in anatomic and pathophysiologic studies of the Achilles tendon and limb salvage.

Maurice Nahabedian, MD
Professor
Vice Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery

Maurice Nahabedian, MD is currently an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University. His undergraduate and medical degrees were from the University of California at Irvine. He completed his residencies in General Surgery at the University of California Irvine in 1992 and his plastic surgical residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995. Following a brief period in private practice, Dr. Nahabedian joined the prestigious faculty at Johns Hopkins where he served from 1996-2005. At Johns Hopkins, he was the Director of the Center for Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He has performed over 1,300 breast reconstructions using flaps as well as prosthetic devices. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Nahabedian has published 70 scientific manuscripts, 15 book chapters, edited 3 textbooks, and delivered over 400 presentations on topics related to plastic surgery of the breast. Dr. Nahabedian also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and the Breast Journal.

Katherine M. Raspovic, DPM
Attending Podiatrist
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Raspovic is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage and Charcot reconstruction. She completed her foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she was actively involved in resident training and research. Prior to fellowship she also completed her podiatric surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Raspovic received her medical degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University.  Her interests include Charcot reconstruction as well as the impact of Charcot neuroarthropathy and diabetes on patient quality of life.

John S. Steinberg, DPM
Associate Professor
Program Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Program Director, Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship,MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Steinberg is a fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon specializing in diabetic limb salvage and wound healing.  He received his DPM from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida and residency training in podiatric surgery from the Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program in Fairfax.  Dr. Steinberg completed a fellowship in Diabetic Foot-Limb Salvage at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  His interests include limb salvage, treating the diabetic patient and podiatric education.