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Mary H. McGrath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Clinical:
415-353-4389 appointments
415-353-4330 fax

Academic:
415-353-4285 phone
415-353-4320 fax

Email: Mary.McGrath@ucsf.edu 

 

Education

  • 1962-66 College of New Rochelle, B.A., Biology, Philosophy
  • 1966-70 St. Louis University, M.D.

Residencies

  • 1970-76 University of Colorado Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1976-78 Yale University School of Medicine, Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1978 University of Connecticut-Yale University, Fellow, Hand Surgery
  • 1993-94 George Washington University, M.P.H., Health Policy and Management

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1978
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1979

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Burn and Trauma Reconstruction
  • Facial Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Wound Healing

Research Interests

  • Biology of Aging
  • Clinical Fillers & Devices

Biography

Dr. Mary McGrath is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.  She received her plastic surgery training at Yale University Medical Center in New Haven, CT.  She was appointed to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and George Washington University in Washington D.C. prior to accepting an appointment as a plastic surgeon at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. McGrath is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


In addition to teaching, lecturing, and writing for various surgery journals, Dr. McGrath is a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health and is a professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.  She has served on the directing boards of seven plastic surgery organizations including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and been on the editorial board or a reviewer for 11 scientific journals.  Dr. McGrath is listed in Who's Who in America (1996-2008), Who's Who of American Women (1995-2008), Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare (1997-2008), and Best Doctors in America (2007-2008). Highly respected by her peers, Dr. McGrath was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty.

Dr. McGrath has special interest in aesthetic surgery for rejuvenating the aging face with eyelid, forehead, face and necks lifts.  She performs body contouring surgery using liposculpture to reduce fatty deposits in the abdomen, thighs, legs and buttocks, and abdominoplasty to recontour the abdomen with excessive skin and fat after multiple pregnancies or weight loss.  Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction are used to reshape and enhance the breasts.  Her work in reconstructive surgery has focused on skin cancer treatment, flaps and grafts for reconstruction of wounds and scars, repair of injuries of the soft tissues and bones of the face, and the treatment of gynecomastia in the male.

Dr. McGrath's surgical philosophy is to provide her patients with a plastic surgical experience that is individualized, well- informed, and achieves the desired outcome.  During the initial consultation she talks about health and appearance, reviews surgical and non-surgical options, and gives her patients the time and information to make a good decision, whether about cosmetic surgery to improve appearance or reconstructive surgery to correct defects and improve function.  

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 40
  1. Yu J, Aldabagh B, Wang J, Yom SS, El-Sayed I, Knott D, McGrath MH, Arron S. Multidisciplinary management of advanced Basal cell carcinoma: report of four cases. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May 1; 13(5):601-6. View in PubMed
  2. McGrath MH. The plastic surgery milestone project. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1 Suppl 1):222-4. View in PubMed
  3. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, Mackenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado MD, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3; 124(3):1027-36. View in PubMed
  4. Rohrich RJ, McGrath MH, Molina F, Pitanguy I, Sherman R, Wei Wang S, Walton RL, Wolfe A, Verheyden C. Where were you when…? Plastic surgeons remember john f. Kennedy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov; 132(5):1365-9. View in PubMed
  5. Peled AW, Stover AC, Foster RD, McGrath MH, Hwang ES. Long-term reconstructive outcomes after expander-implant breast reconstruction with serious infectious or wound-healing complications. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Apr; 68(4):369-73. View in PubMed
  6. Lin G, Albersen M, Harraz AM, Fandel TM, Garcia M, McGrath MH, Konety BR, Lue TF, Lin CS. Cavernous nerve repair with allogenic adipose matrix and autologous adipose-derived stem cells. Urology. 2011 Jun; 77(6):1509.e1-8. View in PubMed
  7. Streu R, McGrath MH, Gay A, Salem B, Abrahamse P, Alderman AK. Plastic surgeons' satisfaction with work-life balance: results from a national survey. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr; 127(4):1713-9. View in PubMed
  8. Boyd JB, McGrath MH, Maa J. Emerging trends in the outsourcing of medical and surgical care. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):107-12. View in PubMed
  9. McGrath MH. Round-trip service: commentary. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2010 Aug; 95(8):16-9. View in PubMed
  10. McGrath MH. The difficult or disruptive surgical patient: practical strategies for diagnosis and management. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2010 May; 95(5):10-1. View in PubMed
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