John P. Brosious, MD
Dr. John Brosious, an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, had the highest score in the country when he took the written exam to become certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine, he frequently handles cancer reconstruction and trauma patients, but he is often called on to apply his skill to cosmetic cases from facelifts to liposuction. Proceeds from the procedures enable school of medicine surgeons to focus on demanding reconstruction and complex trauma cases.
Dr. Brosious, who has a research interest in microsurgery training models, did a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine and practiced for two years in Pittsburgh, PA prior to returning to Nevada in 2016.
“The reason I really love plastic surgery is that it’s so diverse,” he says, citing a caseload that includes breast reconstruction, burns, extremity/limb salvage after trauma, hand surgery, cosmetic surgery, head and neck cancer, chronic wounds, and congenital deformities.
Many of his patients’ surgeries require creative resolutions.
“A lot of the surgeries I do have multiple possible solutions,” he says. “I really like reconstructive surgery because it allows me to be a creative problem solver.”