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Charles A. Karcutskie, MD


Dr. Charles Karcutskie grew up in a small town outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degrees from the distinguished Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with two majors and two minors focusing on Chemistry, Physics, and Philosophy of Science. He then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, and returned home to Scranton to attend Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. After obtaining his medical doctorate, he completed a seven year residency in general surgery at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital; one of the largest hospitals in the country. Known for an expansive breadth of surgical disease, Dr. Karcutskie’s time at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital exposed him to all facets of surgery, including extensive training in one of the busiest trauma and burn centers in the world. During this time, he spent two dedicated years conducting clinical research in the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns and became nationally known for his work on hypercoagulability and prevention of thromboembolism. In those two short, but prolific, years, he amassed over 60 presentations at regional and national meetings, as well as around 30 peer reviewed publications in some of the field’s highest impact journals. His research has brought much understanding into the development of thromboembolism after trauma and has even influenced hospital protocols for preventative measures.


Furthermore, Dr. Karcutskie was also involved as a surgical instructor for the United States Army Trauma Training Center in Miami, FL, where he was responsible for assisting Army medical teams with development of strategies for handling mass casualty situations in combat. He was involved in training every medical Army team that was deployed over that two year period.


In addition to this work, he was a first responder physician at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, working with several world-renowned athletes. He still maintains a relationship with the Olympic medical team and has plans to be involved in future games.


His success during these 7 years helped earned him a coveted fellowship position with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is consistently ranked as one of the best plastic surgery training programs in the world. In Pittsburgh, he participated in a large volume of both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery cases. In his final year, he spent much of his time perfecting his aesthetic techniques, becoming proficient in this field.

Working with leaders in the fields of both general and plastic surgery, Dr. Karcutskie has gained a unique training experience that is built for success. He quickly developed an interest in aesthetic surgery and spent his final years of training learning from some of the most well-known aesthetic plastic surgeons in the world. Through these experiences, he has developed his own unique philosophy, approach, and techniques to allow for the best results. He believes that every patient has unique goals, and his focus is to individualize each patient experience to meet those goals.

Dr. Karcutskie’s practice focuses on all aspects of aesthetic surgery, including the face, body, and breasts. He has special training in advanced facial aesthetics, such as the high SMAS deep plane facelift; body contouring; and fat transfer surgery. He also has an extensive background in hair restoration and transplantation.  He is currently board certified in general surgery, and board eligible in plastic surgery (certification in progress).

Dr. Karcutskie is married to his wife Shireen, a corporate immigration attorney, and they have two sons, Charlie and Jude, with their first daughter due in August of 2024. He is an avid runner, but his true passion lies with any activity involving his family.


Medical School

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Scranton, PA


Residency, General Surgery

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami, FL


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Burns

University of Miami

Miami, FL


Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA


Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, 2021

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2023 (board eligible, certification in progress)

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