Justin Sacks, MD, MBA

Justin Sacks, MD, MBA

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Surgery, Sydney M. and Robert H. Shoenberg Chair, Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Sacks is committed to providing cancer patients with exceptional plastic and reconstructive surgery care. Learn more about how Dr. Sacks and Siteman approach breast reconstruction surgery and other types of reconstructive surgery.

Research Interest

Vascularized composite allotransplantation, tissue engineering and vascular perfusion assessment


  • 1998: MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, New York


  • 2001 - 2004: General surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • 2004 - 2006: Plastic surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • 2006 - 2007: Fellow, hand and upper extremity and microsurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
  • 2007 - 2008: Fellow, microsurgery cancer reconstruction, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Board Certification

  • 2009: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Selected Research Publications

From Augmented to Virtual Reality in Plastic Surgery: Blazing the Trail to a New Frontier.
  • Sullivan J, Skladman R, Varagur K, [...] Sacks JM
  • J Reconstr Microsurg 2024
Biosensors: An Upcoming Wave of Innovation.
  • Skladman R, Kinney B, Jeffers L, [...] Sacks JM
  • Plast Reconstr Surg 2024
Predictors and Consequences of Intraoperative Anastomotic Failure in DIEP Flaps.
  • Chen J, Varagur K, Xun H, [...] Sacks JM
  • J Reconstr Microsurg 2023
The Insurance Landscape for Implant- and Autologous-based Breast Reconstruction in the United States.
  • Boyd LC, Greenfield JA, Ainapurapu SS, [...] Sacks JM
  • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2023
Adipose Tissue in Lymphedema: A Central Feature of Pathology and Target for Pharmacologic Therapy.
  • Burton JS, Sletten AC, Marsh E, Wood MD, Sacks JM
  • Lymphat Res Biol 2023

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • West St. Louis County

    Medical Office Building 2, 10 Barnes West Drive
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  • St. Charles County

    150 Entrance Way
    St. Peters, MO 63376

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