Ronald P. Bossert, M.D.

Ronald P. Bossert, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1000
Fax: (585) 276-1985

Professional Bio

Ronald Patrick Bossert, M.D. has joined the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Bossert earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Bossert completed his internship and residency in plastic surgery at URMC. He then spent an additional year as a fellow in body contouring surgery following massive weight loss at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania prior to returning to URMC.

Currently, Dr. Bossert is the Director of the URMC Life After Weight Loss Program, a leading center for plastic surgery after weight loss. This program specifically combines his specialized surgical expertise with lifestyle and nutritional counseling. Dr. Bossert also collaborates with the Highland Hospital Bariatric Center to provide safe and effective surgical options that meet each patient's goals and expectations.
Dr. Bossert is licensed to practice medicine in New York state. He board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.
In addition to being the recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Office of Medical Education (OME) Research Grant Award, Dr. Bossert has authored a wide variety of publications in plastic surgery. His special interests include plastic surgery following massive weight loss, surgery of the breast, hand surgery, wound care and general reconstructive surgery.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Junior Resident Research Award, Division of Plastic Surgery | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2008 - 2008
Best Intern as Teacher Award | University or Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2007 - 2007
Office of Medical Education (OME) Research Grant Award 2003 - 2003
Arronson Fellowship Award Recipient | Harverford College | Haverford, PA 2001 - 2001
Archibald MacIntosh Award for leading scholar-athlete | Haverford, PA 1999 - 1999

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Oct
Katzel EB, Nayar HS, Davenport MP, Bossert RP, Rubin JP, Gusenoff JA. "The influence of preexisting lower extremity edema and venous stasis disease on body contouring outcomes." Annals of plastic surgery. 2014 Oct; 73(4):365-70.
Bossert, RP, Rubin, JP. "Evaluation of the weight loss patient presenting for plastic surgery consultation". Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2012; .
Bossert, RP, Dreifuss, S, Coon, D, Wollstein, A, Clavijo-Alvarez, J, Gusenoff, JA, Rubin, JP. "Liposuction of the arm concurrent with brachioplasty in the massive weight loss (MWL) patient: Is it safe?". Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2012; .
2009 Nov
Vega, SJ, Sandeen, SN, Bossert, RP, Perrone, A., Ortiz, L, Herrera, H. "The gracilis myocutaneous free flap in autologous breast reconstruction". Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124(5): 1400-1409.
Bossert, RP, Girotto, JA. "Blindess following facial fracture: treatment modalities and outcomes". Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction. 2009; 2(3/4): 117-124.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery (SMD) - Primary


Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2006
BA | Biology | Haverford College2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Plastic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Residency in General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/26/2007 - 06/25/2009
Internship at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007