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 Experts of the Life After Weight Loss Program


J. Peter Rubin, MD
Director, UPMC Life After Weight Loss Program
Chief and Endowed Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Rubin is board certified in plastic surgery and is co-director of the UPMC Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center. The founder and director of UPMC’s Life After Weight Loss program, a unique program that combines body contouring surgery with lifestyle and nutritional counseling in a supportive environment, Dr. Rubin is a national leader in the field of body contouring.

He lectures extensively in the United States and throughout the world about body contouring surgery and is the lead author of a body contouring medical textbook for plastic surgeons. Dr. Rubin is a past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor for young researchers.

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Jeffrey A Gusenoff, MD
Co- Director, UPMC Life After Weight Loss Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gusenoff is the co-director of the Life After Weight Loss program, as well as the director of the Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Fellowship and Medical Student Education in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gusenoff’s special interests including post weight loss plastic surgery combined with lifestyle and nutritional counseling to maintain weight loss. Dr. Gusenoff has authored numerous publications and was a two-time recipient of the Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Resident Award for Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery. 

  • Khalid Almutairi
    2012 – 2013 Body Contouring Fellow
  • Barbara Chakurda – Program coordinator/surgery scheduler
  • Vicki March, MD – Bariatric internist
  • Wendy Wakefield Nurse practioner
  • Rulene "Cookie" Tuscano – Aesthetician

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