Project Description

Francesco Egro, MD


Dr. Egro was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He pursued his Bachelors of Science with Honors in Microbiology and his Medical Degree from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. While only a general medicine and surgery intern in the UK, Dr. Egro passed the exams to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and pursued his Masters in Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He then served as a research fellow at the Division of Plastic Surgery at Emory University under the mentorship of Dr. Albert Losken, where he conducted his research on breast oncoplastic surgery. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh recognized Dr. Egro’s research achievements and awarded him the Lister Medal Prize.

Dr. Egro is currently a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the American Burn Association, where he also serves on their Education Committee.

Dr. Egro has trained in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and the United States giving him an internationally diverse academic and scientific background. As of July 1, 2014, Dr. Egro accepted an integrated plastic surgery residency position with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Why Pitt?

My main reasons for choosing Pitt Plastic Surgery are the breadth and depth of clinical training, unique research opportunities (including working with leaders in adipose-derived stem cells), and long history of training plastic surgery leaders.

Despite being a large program and an academic and clinical power, Pitt Plastic Surgery has managed to maintain the family feel of a small program leading to a high level of collegiality and support. Furthermore, the breadth of clinical and research opportunities makes it very easy to pursue whatever interest you may have.


  • Best Basic Science Paper awarded by the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons at the 60th Annual Meeting in 2017
  • Student/Resident Research Award awarded by the Texas Public Health Association and the Texas Department of State Health Services at the Texas HIV/STD Annual Conference in 2016
  • Best Clinical Paper awarded by the Robert H. Ivy Society at the 62nd Annual Meeting in 2016
  • Lister Medal Prize awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013
  • Highly Commended Hackett Memorial Prize awarded by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2011
  • Best Clinical Paper Prize awarded by the British Burn Association at the Annual Conference 2010
  • Shine! The International Student Award, South West Winner awarded by the British Council in 2010
  • Aungshuk Ghosh Prize awarded by the University of Bristol in 2010
  • Best Oral Presentation awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2009
  • Michele Petrone Prize runner-up awarded by the University of Bristol in 2009
  • Erasmus Bursary awarded by the European Commission and the British Council in 2006


Dr. Egro has over 35 published scientific articles and abstracts, and over 70 scientific research presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. Dr. Egro is currently part of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Resident Advisory Committee and the Plastic and Aesthetic Research Journal Editorial Committee. He is also a reviewer for the journals: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, Burns, Plastic and Aesthetic Research, and British Medical Journal Case Reports.


Areas of Interest

Dr. Egro’s clinical and research interests include microsurgery, burns, surgical education, and adipose-derived stem cells.