Project Description

Joanna Ng-Glazier, MD


Dr. Ng was born and raised in Honolulu, and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Sociology and Biology at Boston University. She then matriculated into Boston University School of Medicine, and completed a General Surgery Residency at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. Following this, Dr. Ng moved to Pittsburgh with her husband and two daughters, and is excited to begin her Independent Plastic Surgery Residency at Pitt.

Why Pitt?

I chose Pitt for several reasons, including its historical legacy, exceptional educational and operative experience, cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine, and genuinely caring and supportive nature.


  • Commencement Speaker, Department of Sociology, Boston University (2016)
  • Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Basic Science Pilot Grant (2014)
  • Joseph E. Murray Resident Basic Science Research Award, Best Podium Presentation, Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Selected Resident Judge, Medical Student Program Poster Session, American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Joseph E. Murray Award, Best Podium Presentation, New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (2013)
  • Junior ABSITE Award, Boston Medical Center Department of Surgery (2011)
  • William J. McNary, Jr. Leadership and Service Award, Boston University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Boston Magazine – Boston’s Top Doctors in Progress (2009)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2009)
  • Commencement Speaker, Department of Sociology, Boston University (2006)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta American Sociological Honor Society (2006)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (2004) 


Dr. Ng has authored and contributed to over 10 published scientific articles, abstracts, and a book chapter, and has presented her work at over 25 regional, national, and international meetings.