University of Nebraska Medical Center

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The UNMC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery comprises a world-class group of surgeons and education professionals dedicated to the advancement of plastic surgery and complex care in the Great Plains states. 

Our division centers around two plastic surgery training programs, the six-year integrated residency and the three-year independent residency. Both programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In addition to our primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, the program has partnerships with other area hospitals.

Each institution affiliated with our residency programs contributes a different practice setting, research opportunities and a specific clinical focus to the overall mission of the education of the residents. Together they will afford the plastic surgery resident training in all aspects of the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program is designed to fulfill the requirements outlined in the ACGME program requirements for plastic surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The mission of each of our programs is to provide the highest quality of education in all aspects of plastic surgery to ensure our graduates meet the requirements to enter into independent practice and become board certified in plastic surgery. Additionally, residents are provided opportunities in research and other scholarly activities, locally, regionally and nationally. As part of our academic curriculum, our residents will participate in numerous simulation labs throughout the academic year. The Davis Global Center on our main campus is a state-of-the-art facility that provides traditional labs and simulated surgical suite space for surgical simulation courses, noninvasive simulation procedures and standard simulated surgical procedures. 

Perry J. Johnson, MD, Division Chief

Dr. Johnson initiated our division's residency training program, receiving full ACGME accreditation in 2003 and served as the program director from 2003 to 2011. His focal areas include breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast surgery, skin cancer reconstruction and facial aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Perry Johnson

Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery