Project Description

Asher Schusterman, MD


Dr. Schusterman was raised in Houston, Texas, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Business from Texas A&M University in 2009. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and received his medical degree in 2013. He then accepted a position as an Integrated Resident in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UPMC and elected to work as Post-Doctoral Associate in the Adipose Stem Cell Center for an additional year during his residency.

Why Pitt?

Pitt Plastic Surgery has an extremely rich tradition of excellence and has remained on the forefront of plastic surgery for decades. The wide clinical experience coupled with the depth of research opportunities creates a uniquely diverse educational experience that consistently produces fearless plastic surgeons.


  • George Manstein MD, FACS Award – Best Overall Paper at the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2017)
  • Best Poster (Co-Author), Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2016)
  • Pilot Research Grant Recipient, Plastic Surgery Foundation (2016)
  • Best Resident Breast Reconstruction Presentation (Co-Author), Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (2016)
  • Herman A. Barnett Memorial Award, UTMB (2013)
  • Best Poster in Surgery, National Student Research Forum, UTMB (2012 & 2013)
  • Henry Glenn Wallace Presidential Scholarship, UTMB (2011)
  • Ronald and Candace Rust Memorial Scholarship, UTMB (2011 & 2012)
  • University and Foundation Honors, Texas A&M University (2009)


Dr. Schusterman has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and has over 40 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. His research focuses primarily on breast reconstruction, lymphedema surgery, and hand surgery.