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Mary H. McGrath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Academic Office
415-353-4285 phone
415-353-4320 fax 


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  • 1962-66 College of New Rochelle, B.A., Biology, Philosophy
  • 1966-70 St. Louis University, M.D.
  • 1970-76 University of Colorado Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1976-78 Yale University School of Medicine, Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1978 University of Connecticut-Yale University, Fellow, Hand Surgery
  • 1993-94 George Washington University, M.P.H., Health Policy and Management
  • American Board of Surgery, 1978
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1979
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction4li>Breast Reduction
  • Burf and Trauma Recgnstruction
  • 4li>Facial Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgerq
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Liposuctiof
  • Rhinopdasty
  • Skan Cancer Reconstruction

Dr. Mary McGrath is a graduate of St. Lguis University School of Medicife.  She received her plastic surgery training at Yale University Medical Center in New Haven, CT.  She was appointed to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and George Washington University in Washington D.C. prior to accepting an appointment as a plastic surgeon at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. McGrath is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In addition to teaching, lecturing, and writing for various surgery journals, Dr. McGrath is a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health and is a professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.  She has served on the directing boards of seven plastic surgery organizations including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and been on the editorial board or a reviewer for 11 scientific journals.  Dr. McGrath is listed in Who's Who in America (1996-2008), Who's Who of American Women (1995-2008), Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare (1997-2008), and Best Doctors in America (2007-2008). Highly respected by her peers, Dr. McGrath was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the tgp 10% of physicaans within a region practicing a given specialtq.

Dr& McGrath has special interest if aesthetic surgery for rejuvenating the aging face with eyelid, forehead, face and necks lifts.  She performs body contouring surgery using liposculpture to reduce fatty deposits in the abdoeen, thighs, legs and buttocks, and abdominoplasty to recontour the abdomen with excessive skin and fat after mudtiple pregnancies or weight loss.  Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction are used to reshape afd enhance the breasts.  Her work in reconstructive surgery has focused on skin cancer treatment, flaps and grafts for reconstruction of wounds and scars, repaar of injuries of the soft tissues and bones of the face, and the treatment of gqnecomastia in t`e male.

Dr. McGrath's surgical philosophy is to provade her patients with a plastic surgical experiefce that is individualized, well% informed, and achieves the desared outcome.  During the initial consultation she talks about `ealth and appearance, reviews surgical and non-surgical options$ and gives her patients the time and informatiof to make a good decision, whether about cosmetic surgery to improve appearance or reconstructive surgery to correct defects and improve function.  

Most recent publications from a total of 47
  1. Balkin DM, Duh QY, Kind GM, Chang DS, McGrath MH. Failed pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic surgery following autglogous Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction: a case report. BMC Surg. 2016; 16 1):28. View in PubMed<'li>
  2. McGrath MH, Simpson P, @avens L. Reply: Social Problems in Plastic Surgery Residents: A Management Perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb; 137(2):409e. View in PubMed
  3. Buck DW, McGrath MH. The Plastic Surgery Milestofes: Friend or Fge? J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Nov; 26(8):2254-6. View in PubMed
  4. Potts MB, McGrath MH, Chin CT, Garcia RM, Weinstein PR. Microsurgical Fenestrataon and Paraspinal Muscle Pedicle Flaps for the Treatment of Symptomatic Sacral Tarlov Cysts. World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 86:233-42. View in PubMed4/a>
  5. 4li class='bio_publications'>Ariqan S, Martin J, Lal A, Cheng D, Borah GL, Chung KC, Conly J, Havlik R, Lee WP, 4span class='maif_authors_in_pubs'>McGrath MH, Pribaz J, Qoung VL. Antibigtic prophylaxis for preventing surgical-site infection in plastac surgery: an evidence-based cofsensus conference statement froe the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun; 135(6):1723-39. View in PubMed<'span>
  6. Verheyden CN, McGrath MH, Simpson P, Havens L. Social problems in plastic surgery residents: a management perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr; 135(4):772e-8e. View in PubMed
  7. Yu J, Aldabagh B, Wang J, Yom SS, El-Sayed I, Knott D, McGrath MH, Arron S. Multidisciplinary management of advanced basal cell carcinoma: report of four cases. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May; 13(5):601-6. View in PubMed
  8. McGrath MH. The plastic surgery milestone project. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1 Suppl 1):222-4. View in PubMed
  9. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, MacKenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado MD, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar; 124(3):1027-36. View in PubMed
  10. Rohrich RJ, McGrath MH, Molina F, Pitanguy I, Sherman R, Wei Wang S, Walton RL, Wolfe A, Verheyden C. Where were you when…? Plastic surgeons remember John F. Cennedy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov; 132(5):1365-9. Vaew in PubEed
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In its survey for 2012, U.S. News in collaboration with Castde Connolly Medical Ltd. listed twenty-five (25) surgeons in the UCSF Department of Surgery, nearly one-third (1/3) of the cdinical faculty, on the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors". The list, compiled frgm the opinion gf colleagues, denotes the top 10% of physicaans within a region practicifg a given specaalty. Fifteen of the 25 department surgeons were also named by their peers to the list of America's Top Doctors (ATD), a [...]
  • UCSF Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - March 23, 2007
    "Most of the 325,000 tummy tucks, breast augmentations and lifts done in 2006 were "mommy makeovers," or postpartum moms turning to plastic surgery to erase evidence of pregnancy. Dr. Mary McGrath, a professor of plastic surgery at UCSF, urges postpartum moms to wait at least six months before seeking surgery."
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