Art With Science
Dr. Dufresne's expertise and interest in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery includes cosmetic surgery as well as cancer and congenital reconstruction, which has won him critical acclaim and several awards.


Dr. Dufresne is Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown and Virginia Commonwealth Universities. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University, completed his general surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions, and his plastic surgery training at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / New York University Medical Center. He received fellowship training in craniofacial and microvascular surgery at New York University Medical Center.

His major research interests are in craniofacial surgery and fat and bone grafting. Dr Dufresne has delivered over 180 presentations and exhibits, written over 100 papers and book chapters, received grant funding for and conducted several research projects, and supervised and mentored many residents and students. He has been appointed to academic and institutional positions and visiting professorships at the US National Institutes of Health and various institutions in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

Dr. Dufresne is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and several other medical societies. He has served as or is currently a committee or board member of many of these societies.

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  • “Dr. Dufresne is by far the most caring/professional Dr. I have ever know his work is unsurpassed,his knowledge as well I was so blessed to have found him on 20/20 during an documentary. I will be coming back for a visit soon . Thanks for everything you do.”

  • “I love Dr. Dufresne! He takes his time with his patients, and if he doesnt feel like you will get a great result, he will recommend another option for you. I highly recommend seeing him, you will not be disappointed.”

  • “I absolutely loved my doctor. At first I wanted to have both upper and lower eyelid surgery but he convinced me not to have the upper eyelid surgery just yet. He is not only an excellent plastic surgeon, he’s also an amazing reconstructive surgeon.”

  • “Dr. Dufresne and his staff are so caring and charismatic; I have never felt more comfortable in a doctors office. Dr. Dufresne gives you his undivided attention during the consultation. He answers all of your questions no matter how silly they may be and gives you an honest answer.”

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