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Meet Dr. Paul Glat


If you would like to enhance your confidence and appearance with facelift, breast augmentation, or other rejuvenating procedures, it’s important to remember that the most successful results can only be achieved by a surgeon who is specially trained and experienced in the field of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Paul Glat is indeed well-versed in the art and science of surgical aesthetic enhancement, and his qualifications and talent ensure that your treatment will be performed with care and expertise. Dr. Glat offers plastic surgery for men and women as well as reconstructive procedures for children. We invite you to visit our office serving the greater Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia area to meet skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Glat.

Education and Background

Dr. Paul Glat, Philadelphia PAA New York City native, Dr. Paul M. Glat grew up in White Plains, New York. After graduating cum laude from Princeton University in 1984, Dr. Glat attended medical school at New York University (NYU) where he served as class president and went on to complete extensive post-graduate training in general surgery. Dr. Glat then received advanced training at NYU’s Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, considered to be one of the finest organizations of its kind in the world. Part of this training took place at Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital which provided him additional opportunities to learn from and work with some of the foremost leaders in the field of plastic surgery.

Dr. Glat then expanded his focus and expertise to include reconstructive surgery for children. Upon completing a craniofacial surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Glat joined the staff at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and began leading the Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Glat has been the Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Director of the Burn Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital since 1998, where he has taken care of over 3,000 burned children. He has become an internationally renowned burn and wound care expert, having done extensive clinical research and published many papers on burns and burn care, and is sought after as a speaker on many topics. Dr. Glat’s experience led to him being asked to take over and coordinate the John A Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium every February in Maui, Hawaii.

Dr. Glat is consistently in demand as a guest lecturer at plastic and reconstructive surgery meetings and has presented his original work all over the United States as well as in South America, Europe, India and Australia. Dr. Glat is a Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine where he teaches residents and medical students, and his writings and research have appeared in several major plastic surgery textbooks and over 50 plastic surgery publications. Dr. Glat has also been featured on ABC and NBC News.

We invite you to contact our Bala Cynwyd practice, near Philadelphia, to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Glat.

Board Certification

Dr. Paul M. Glat is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The rigorous certification process is separate from medical school and includes five years of additional surgical training, a plastic surgery residency program, and challenging written and oral exams. Most states do not restrict doctors from calling themselves cosmetic surgeons, even if they have never received formal training in the field. Therefore, it’s extremely important to find a board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon to ensure that his or her qualifications and credentials have been verified and approved.

Honors and Recognition

Dr. Paul Glat’s surgical proficiency and talent have been recognized by several outlets, both locally and nationally. He has been voted Philadelphia Magazine‘s “top plastic surgeon” of the year multiple times, and Main Line Magazine has featured him as one of the best plastic surgeons in the area. He has also been honored as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, a leading healthcare firm that selects the top 1 percent of medical specialists in the country based on peer review.

Contact Our Bala Cynwyd Plastic Surgeon

Based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, plastic surgeon Paul M. Glat provides outstanding care and beautiful results to patients throughout the entire northeast. To discuss your cosmetic goals with our award-winning doctor, contact our plastic surgery practice today. 

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. May 28, 2014