Faculty Profiles

Mark Walsh, MD

Mark D. Walsh, MD

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

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

Chief, Plastic Surgery Service, Atlanta VA Medical Center






American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Walsh completed his general surgery training at the University of Colorado followed by plastic surgery training at Duke University. He is the author of multiple scientific articles and book chapters in the field of plastic surgery. He has also presented at several national and international meetings, including award winning presentations on the topics of rhinoplasty and wound healing. His interests include breast surgery, body contouring, facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, and rhinoplasty.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center


  • MD, Class of 2000, Boston University 

  • General Surgery Internship, University of Colorado, 2000-2001 

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Colorado, 2001-2003 

  • General Surgery Research Fellowship, University of Colorado, 2003-2005 

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Colorado, 2005-2007 

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Duke University, 2007-2010 

Honors and Awards

  • Rollin Daniel Award for Best Resident Presentation, Rhinoplasty Society, 2010

  • Nicholas Georgiade Award for Best Resident Paper, North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2009

  • Research Grant, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2008

  • American College of Surgeons Research Award, 2004

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery: Residency and Research Committee

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Microsurgery

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Breast surgery

  • Body contouring after weight loss

  • Mohs surgery reconstruction

  • Aesthetics

  • Cosmetic surgery

  • Eyelid rejuvenation

  • Facial plastic surgery

  • Facial rejuvenation

  • Facial surgery

  • Hand surgery

  • Liposuction

  • Maxillofacial reconstruction

  • Nasal surgery

  • Ocular plastics

  • Otoplasty

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Scar revision

Research Interests

  • Keloids and pathologic scarring

  • Mandible reconstruction with virtual surgical planning

  • Breast aesthetics

  • Quantification of mechanical forces and spine loading in macromastia and enlarged pannus

  • Assists in obtaining tissue for study of lymphatic smooth muscle cells in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology