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Dennis Hurwitz, MD

Suite 500
3109 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
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Our practice values your trust in plastic and cosmetic surgery. We strive to provide the most sophisticated technology and solutions to our patients, and are committed to providing you with all the options and information available.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Laser Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery
The Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgical services developed and advanced over the past 25 years. We are an experienced team of a senior Plastic Surgeon assisted by experienced plastic surgical nurses, medical aesthetician and financial adviser. Our focus is cosmetic, cleft lip and palate, and reconstructive surgery after injuries or cancer treatment. Dr. Dennis J. Hurwitz has an international reputation for clinical excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, which was recently recognized in the Castle Connelly Guide to the Best Doctors. While clinical care is his prime focus, Dr. Hurwitz is involved in academic and organized medicine. He is an invited lecturer on subjects such as facelift, lipoaugmentation, body contouring and cleft lip repair. He has taught hundreds of medical students and fellows in plastic surgery, and for his contributions, research and teaching he was promoted to professor of surgery in 1996. He has published over 90 articles in journals and books on such subjects as facelift, lipoaugmentation, body contouring, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, body and head and neck reconstruction, vascular malformations, and cleft lip repair.

Dr. Hurwitz is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and was elected membership to the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons, in 1987. He is medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Center. He has been president of city, state and regional plastic surgery organizations, as well as the Allegheny County Medical Society.

Office Operating room certified by AAAASF (American Association for Accredidation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) in 2010 and recertified through on site inspection June 2013. MOst self pay cosmetic procedures are performed in our operating room by experienced and dedicated staff.

In August 2001 our private practice relocated to the penthouse suite of the Forbes Allies Center in Oakland, affording greater comfort and privacy. Centrally located in Pittsburgh, the office is easily reached from any direction via Forbes Avenue, the Boulevard of the Allies, and routes 376 and 279. There is free parking. Major procedures are performed at nearby UPMC Health System's Magee Women's Hospital where dedicated nurses and anesthesiologists offer courteous professional care, under the safest conditions and over night care.

  • 1963-1966 B.S. - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 1966-1970 M.D. - University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD
  • 1970-1971 General Surgery - Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 1971-1972 General Surgery - Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 1972-1975 General Surgery - Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, NH
  • 1975-1977 Plastic Surgery Resident - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 06/1977-09/1977 Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship - University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • 1977-1983 Assistant Professor of Surgery - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1983-1994 Clinical Associate - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1994-1996 Visiting Professor - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1996-Present Professor of Surgery - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1979
  • American Board of Surgery 1977
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Magee Women's, Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Select Blue/Keystone
  • Keystone
  • Security Blue
  • Health America/Health Assurance
  • Aetna-US Healthcare
  • UPMC
  • Preferred Blue