Faculty Profile

Robert Fang, MD

Robert C. Fang, MD

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

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Grady Memorial Hospital






American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Fang did his general surgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, his plastic surgery research fellowship and residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Fang's clinical interests include hand surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, Mohs reconstructive surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, scar revision, limb salvage, and peripheral nerve surgery, while his research focuses on chronic wound healing and obstetric brachial plexopathy. As the director of the plastic and reconstructive surgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital, he developed an integrated plastic/hand surgery and hand therapy clinic to improve the delivery of ambulatory care for patients with hand trauma at Grady.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


  • MD, Medical College of Georgia, Class of 2003

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2003-2006

  • Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2006-2008

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2008-2011

  • Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, MCW Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 2011-2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Hand and microsurgery

  • Wrist surgery

  • Peripheral nerve surgery

  • Congenital hand surgery

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Breast surgery

  • Body contouring after weight loss

  • Microsurgery

  • Mohs surgery reconstruction

  • Aesthetic and cosmetic surgery

  • Eyelid rejuvenation

  • Facial rejuvenation

  • Liposuction

  • Maxillofacial reconstruction

  • Nasal surgery

  • Otoplasty

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Scar revision

  • Limb salvage

Research Interests

  • Reconstructive surgery and hand surgery, particularly improving the outcomes of abdominal wall reconstruction and surgery for significant hand trauma.