Dr. William M. Kuzon, Jr. is the Reed O. Dingman Professor of Surgery, in the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He was the Section Head for Plastic Surgery from 2001 to 2012 and was the director of the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Michigan from 2001 to 2009.
Dr. Kuzon received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his Ph.D. in Community Health from the University of Toronto. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 1991 and received additional training in hand surgery and in microvascular reconstruction in Toronto and at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery in 1992. Dr. Kuzon has an active research program related to skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve physiology as it relates to reconstructive surgery. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals on a wide spectrum of plastic surgery topics and has given keynote lectures at many universities and scientific meetings.
Dr. Kuzon is a member of many national specialty societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (currently serving on the Board of Directors), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (currently serving as the president-elect), The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (currently serving as vice-president), The Plastic Surgery Research Council (currently serving as Historian), the American Society for the Peripheral Nerve (past president), and the Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons (past president), and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is also a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Kuzon performs a wide array of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, including the reconstruction of patients with facial paralysis, the management of difficult wounds, the management of patients after weight loss, and the management of defects resulting from the excision of sarcomas and other forms of cancer. Dr. Kuzon, along with Dr. Michael Franz from the Section of General Surgery at Michigan, run a program for the reconstruction of complex incisional hernias. Dr. Kuzon is also the director of surgical services for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Gender Services Program and has performed a large number of gender-related procedures.