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Dr Douglas Forman Plastic Surgeon Washington DC

Dr. Douglas L. Forman was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his undergraduate studies, then he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University, where he won numerous awards. His training culminated with a subspecialty fellowship in Breast and Aesthetic Surgery at Georgetown University.

Dr. Forman received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. As a Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University and an Assistant Professor, Part-Time, in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, he is directly involved with the training of tomorrow’s plastic surgeons.

He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in North Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to that he was the Chief of Surgery and is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Suburban Hospital.

Dr. Forman has a vibrant, state of the art practice that offers the full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures for discerning women and men. Cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring, facial plastic surgery, mommy makeover and contour shaping following massive weight loss surgery are his specialties. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington provides a wide array of non-surgical modalities including skin care, laser treatments, skin tightening and fat removal procedures. Dr. Forman regularly lectures on new developments and procedures in plastic surgery. He has been the Medical Director for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2006.

Dr. Forman was the first President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2010-2012 and remains active in state issues that impact the safety of patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures. On a national level, he is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he serves on various committees within each society to help promote safe patient care in an ethical manner.

Dr. Forman has been recognized consistently as a Top Physician in Plastic Surgery by Washingtonian, North Bethesda, Northern Virginia, and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazines. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington has been selected as the Best of North Bethesda Top Cosmetic Surgery Practice. In addition, he has been honored as a Top Doctor in Washington Post Magazine and a Super Doctor by Castle Connolly for the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia region. US News and World Report has selected Dr. Forman as a Top Doctor for several consecutive years.


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