Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC

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Andrea Pusic, a plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction, talks about advances in reconstructive surgery techniques and in measuring quality of life for patients after surgery.


I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstruction after cancer surgery. I have a strong interest in breast reconstruction and perform a wide range of techniques, including DIEP flaps and ‘direct to implant’ surgery.  I am also involved in a number of advocacy, outreach, and education initiatives for breast cancer survivors.

My main research interest lies in assessing health-related quality of life among oncology patients. With grant support from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, I have developed a questionnaire, the BREAST-Q, which measures satisfaction and quality-of-life outcomes among breast reconstruction patients. This questionnaire examines body image and psychological, social, sexual, and physical function, as well as satisfaction with the process of care.

Clinical Expertise

Breast Reconstruction (with microvascular flaps, pedicled flaps, and implants); Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction with Microvascular Tissue Transfer; Pelvic and Vaginal Reconstruction; Extremity Reconstruction; Pediatric Cancer Reconstruction

Languages Spoken
English; French

MD, University of Calgary (Canada); MHS, The Johns Hopkins University


Dalhousie University (Canada); McGill University (Canada)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery

Publications by Andrea L. Pusic
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