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Ronald Bossert, MD

Ronald Bossert, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the body, with particular expertise in plastic surgery following weight loss, as well as reconstructive surgery.


Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Bossert graduated cum laude from Haverford College with a BA in Biology. He received his medical training at the University of Rochester where he was awarded the prestigious OME grant for basic science research. Upon graduation he was selected to be one of less than 100 national graduates to pursue dedicated plastic surgery training at the University of Rochester’s integrated plastic surgery residency program. Following this five year training program, he was chosen to serve as a fellow in body contouring surgery after weight loss at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This prestigious year-long fellowship selects one graduate nationally each year to serve under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Rubin, MD. He brings the knowledge and experience gained at UPMC to Charleston to serve as the region’s only plastic surgeon with this level of advanced training in body contouring surgery following weight loss.


After advanced fellowship training, he joined the University of Rochester’s Division of Plastic Surgery where he served as staff plastic surgeon for eight years. While there, he served as Director of the Life After Weight Loss Program, a specialized program dedicated to the surgical care of patients who have lost a significant amount of weight (through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise). In that time he fostered his other academic passions including complex reconstruction, for which he has pioneered new surgical techniques for reconstruction of the body. He was selected to serve as Residency Program Director which helped further his desire to teach young plastic surgeons. As a result, he was awarded the prestigious Joseph Losee Teaching Award two consecutive years followed by the Vincent F. Reale Mentorship Award the following year. Patient safety has always been a priority for Dr. Bossert, for which he was recognized across the University of Rochester enterprise with the University of Rochester Medical Center Board Excellence Award for designing a simulated patient safety curriculum.


Over the course of years of plastic surgical practice in a major academic institution, Dr. Bossert has had the opportunity to hone the skills required to treat the complexities encountered in