Faculty Profile

Albert Losken, MD

Albert Losken, MD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

William G. Hamm, MD, Professor of Surgery

Program Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief, Plastic Surgery Services, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Telephone: 404.686.1230

Email: alosken@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2002


Dr. Losken was an early advocate and practitioner of breast oncoplastic surgery, a method for breast cancer surgery in which surgical oncologists and plastic surgeons work together to remove the lesion and preserve and reconstruct breast tissue. He has also contributed to the development and refinement of body contouring after weight loss surgery.

Dr. Losken is a respected and sought after speaker at national meetings; has served as editor for the books Advances in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (2012), Innovations in Plastic Surgery: Acellular Dermal Matrices in Breast Surgery (2010), and New Techniques in Partial Breast Reconstruction: The Oncoplastic Approach (2008); is associate editor of the breast surgery section of Annals of Plastic Surgery and on the editorial board of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal; and has been consistently named one of Atlanta's Top Doctors by Atlanta magazine.


View Dr. Losken's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Aesthetic Surgery Center at Paces

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center


  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Class of 1996
  • General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residencies, Emory, 1996-2002

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons: ASPS/AACPS Curriculum Committee; Breast Education and Self Assessment Program Organizing Committee; PSF Post Bariatric Clinical Fellowship Committee; Inservice Question Committee, Writer

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons: Annual Meeting Program Committee, Residents Committee, ACCME Workshop Committee, Research and Grants Committee

  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery

  • Georgia Plastic Surgical Society

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Associate Section Editor (Breast), Annals of Plastic Surgery

  • Annals of Plastic Surgery

  • Editorial Board, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Clinical Tutor, University of Edinburgh, 2012

  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Plastic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2002, 2008, 2012

  • Founders Award for Outstanding Member Paper, SESPRS Meeting, 2011-2013

  • Visiting Professor, Plastic Surgery Foundation, 2015

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2010-2019

Clinical Interests

  • General and reconstructive plastic surgery with an emphasis on breast and head and neck reconstruction

  • Pediatric plastic surgery

  • Trauma

Research Interests

  • Reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery

  • Body contouring following weight loss

  • Identification of more effective educational tools for plastic surgery, such as online modules, interactive text, and video formats