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Curtis L. Cetrulo, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Lab
  • Attending Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital


Accepting New Patients



Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Vascular malformations
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic|Residency, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
  • Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research

One of Dr. Cetrulo’s primary goals is to develop a protocol for tolerance of hand and face transplantation to eliminate the need for immunosuppression. Transplant tolerance has been achieved in kidney, lung, combined heart-kidney transplantation in large animal research at the Center for Transplantation Sciences (CTS) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he is currently a Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Laboratory. This tolerance protocol has been successfully translated to kidney transplant patients in the Transplant Unit at MGH. Dr. Cetrulo intends to modify this protocol to apply it to VCA. As a reconstructive plastic surgery attending at the MGH, he is also in an ideal situation to see this research translated directly from bench to bedside.

News & Events


MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Wang 435
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-7294

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