Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS


As a world renowned, Houston Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schusterman has established his reputation through his research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques in the aid of head, neck and breast cancer patients. The associated challenges have endowed him with considerable knowledge and understanding of the human body and have finely honed his surgical skills, particularly when it comes to plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Working with people in crisis, such as cancer patients, takes special people skills – empathy, compassion and caring. The spirit and emotions of the patient need as much attention as the body for the healing to be a complete success. Dr. Schusterman has learned those skills and applies them to his plastic and cosmetic surgery patients today.

“To truly make a body and face more beautiful, a plastic surgeon has to understand and skillfully work with the structure of the human body, down to microscopic blood vessels, muscles and nerves. In addition, the surgeon has to understand that the patient’s experience during the process also needs special care – technical skills are not enough. The surgeon has to provide reassurance and support all the way through the process, managing the patient’s anxiety and expectations.” – Dr. Schusterman

A graduate of Emory University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Schusterman is in private practice in Houston, Texas, where his office is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.


Dr. Schusterman has held many distinguished academic and professional appointments. His major tenure was at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he held the prestigious Charles M. McBride Professorship in Surgical Oncology. He has served as a visiting professor at the Catholic University in Rome, The Cleveland Clinic, Duke University in North Carolina, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Hospitals in New York, and Tata Hospital in Bombay, to name a few.

As an educator, Dr. Schusterman remains current on the latest techniques and technologies in plastic and cosmetic surgery. His teaching experience includes lectures and scientific presentations at more than 200 educational symposia.

Today, Dr. Schusterman is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. You can download his complete academic and professorial credentials below.


imagesAs an esteemed and requested author, Dr. Schusterman has written more than 160 scientific articles and book chapters, including Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Cancer Patient.

Since 1994, Dr. Schusterman has been selected by his peers to be included in the prestigious listings of:

  • The Best Doctors in America, published annually by Woodward/White, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctor, published annually by Woodward/White, Inc.

Dr. Mark Schusterman is Double Certified: Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and Board Certified in General Surgery.

Credentials & Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations

  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Columbia Women’s Hospital
  • St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital
  • Park Plaza Hospital
  • First Street


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Surgical Society

Honors & Awards

  • Best Research, Society for Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Second Godina Memorial Lecturer, by The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Inclusion for 5 consecutive years in The Best Doctors in America, published by Woodward & White

Downloadable Credentials