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Mary McGrath, M.P.H., M.D.

Plastic surgeon

Dr. Mary H. McGrath is a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance. Her areas of interest in cosmetic surgery include eyelid surgery, facelift and forehead lift, facial implants and injections, rhinoplasty, protruding ear surgery, liposuction and sculpture, breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), male breast reduction and scar revision. Her expertise also includes reconstructive procedures such as breast reduction, breast reconstruction, skin cancer treatment and repair, pressure sore repairs and wound care.

McGrath trained in general surgery at the University of Colorado Medical Center and in plastic surgery at Yale University Medical Center. She earned a master's degree in Public Health in Health Policy and Management at George Washington University. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. At UCSF, she is a professor of surgery in plastic and reconstructive surgery and conducts research on the genetic changes that accompany the aging of human skin.


Plastic and Reconstructive (Cosmetic) Surgery
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 509
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201
Fax: (415) 353-4622

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plastic and Reconstructive (Non-Cosmetic) Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-655
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201
Fax: (415) 353-4330

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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St. Louis University School of Medicine 1970


University of Colorado Medical Center, Surgery 1976
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Plastic Surgery 1978


Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hand Surgery 1978

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ariyan S, Martin J, Lal A, Cheng D, Borah GL, Chung KC, Conly J, Havlik R, Lee WP, McGrath MH, Pribaz J, Young VL. Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing surgical-site infection in plastic surgery: an evidence-based consensus conference statement from the american association of plastic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun; 135(6):1723-39.
  2. Verheyden CN, McGrath MH, Simpson P, Havens L. Social problems in plastic surgery residents: a management perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr; 135(4):772e-8e.
  3. 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; 13(5):601-6.
  4. McGrath MH. The plastic surgery milestone project. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1 Suppl 1):222-4.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Boyd JB, McGrath MH, Maa J. Emerging trends in the outsourcing of medical and surgical care. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):107-12.
  11. McGrath MH. Round-trip service: commentary. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2010 Aug; 95(8):16-9.
  12. McGrath MH. The difficult or disruptive surgical patient: practical strategies for diagnosis and management. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2010 May; 95(5):10-1.
  13. Rohrich RJ, McGrath MH, Lawrence WT, Ahmad J. Assessing the plastic surgery workforce: a template for the future of plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb; 125(2):736-46.
  14. McGrath MH. A plastic surgeon comments on smoking. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov; 94(11):26-7.
  15. Schultz D, McGrath MH, Murray TH, Greenberg RK, Fogarty TJ. New surgical devices and ethical challenges: a collection of perspectives and panel discussion. Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Nov; 75 Suppl 6:S74-81; discussion S82-4.
  16. Rohrich RJ, McGrath MH, Lawrence TW. Plastic surgeons over 50: practice patterns, satisfaction, and retirement plans. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr; 121(4):1458-74; discussion 1475-7.
  17. McGrath MH. The psychological safety of breast implant surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7 Suppl 1):103S-109S.
  18. Noone RB, Goldwyn RM, McGrath M, Spear S, Evans GR. 50th Anniversary Plastic Surgery Research Council Panel on the Future of Academic Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Nov; 120(6):1709-21.
  19. Chang DS, McGrath MH. Management of benign tumors of the adolescent breast. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jul; 120(1):13e-19e.
  20. Gibbs VC, McGrath MH, Russell TR. The prevention of retained foreign bodies after surgery. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2005 Oct; 90(10):12-4, 56.

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