Leader in Medicine

Mark S. Granick

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Mark S. Granick, MD, FACS

Mark S. Granick, MD, FACS

Dr. Mark S. Granick, Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Medical Director of the University Hospital Wound Care Center has been recognized as a “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Granick utilizes his four decades of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery in his role as the Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School prides itself on educating students, physicians, and scientists to meet society’s current and future healthcare needs through patient-centered education; pioneering research; innovative clinical, rehabilitative and preventive care; and collaborative community outreach.

As the Professor of Surgery and Medical Director of the University Hospital Wound Care Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School between 2001-2018, Dr. Granick’s day-to-day responsibilities include research, teaching and clinical plastic surgery. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications, edited 9 textbooks, and has written over 50 book chapters. Dr. Granick is a founder and co-editor-in-chief of ePlasty, the first open access journal of surgery. He has received NIH grant funding on biofilm research.

Following graduation with his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1977, Dr. Granick pursued a residency in surgery at the New England Deaconess Medical Center in 1978. He went on to complete a residency in otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1982. Dr. Granick completed a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1984. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Though initially interested in ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) because of the wide-ranging spectrum of the head and neck pathology, Dr. Granick opted for the field of plastic surgery because the nature of plastic surgery is to use the principles of surgery in a creative fashion to individualize treatment for each patient. Looking back, he measures his success by the number and competence of residents he has trained. Dr. Granick attributes his personal success to continuously learning, outstanding training opportunities, and persistence.

Dr. Granick maintains a membership with The American Association of Plastic Surgery, The New Jersey Society Plastic Surgeons, The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and The Wound Healing Society.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Granick has been honored with The Global Live-Wire Medical Award for Best Clinician in the United States, the Best of New York/Best of New Jersey – 25+ times by Castle Connolly, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marquis WHo’s Who and has been named the 2016 and 2017 Top Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey by the International Association of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, The faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School honored him with the DIstinguished Career Award.
Considering the future, Dr. Granick hopes to expand the clinical practice and continue to improve the residency training program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School

  • The Division of Plastic Surgery is strongly committed to excellence in patient care and cross-disciplinary research that brings current medical developments into clinical practice.
  • Our team of faculty surgeons provides thorough evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including Craniofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Hand Surgery in children and adults.
  • Our training, clinical experience, and scientific research are driven by a sincere dedication to excellent medical care. Each patient is treated as a unique individual, as physical, psychological, and philosophical differences may affect treatment choices. We encourage patients to discuss these factors and any other concern with us.
  • The Division of Plastic Surgery is committed to training the best of the future’s plastic surgeons. Our goal is to train independently-thinking plastic surgeons who will become leaders in their field and communities.
  • The Plastic Surgery Residency program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – is a 6-year integrated program under the cooperation of the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Surgery.


  • A Single-Center Review of Radiologically Diagnosed Maxillofacial Fractures: Etiology and Distribution. 2017. PubMed
  • Shift toward Mechanical Isolation of Adipose-derived Stromal Vascular Fraction: Review of Upcoming Techniques. 2016. PubMed
  • Disproportionate Availability Between Emergency and Elective Hand Coverage: A National Trend.2016. PubMed
  • The Role of Telemedicine in Wound Care: A Review and Analysis of a Database of 5,795 Patients from a Mobile Wound-Healing Center in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. 2016. PubMed
  • Fat Grafting for Gluteal Augmentation: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis .2016. PubMed
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Antiseptic Hand Hygiene Methods in an Outpatient Surgery Clinic. 2015. PubMed