About Heather Faulkner, MD, MPH

Dr. Faulkner was born and raised in NYC. She attended University of Southern California for college, medical school and general surgery residency, and is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During residency, Dr. Faulkner spent 2 years in Boston, and earned a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard School of Public Health, and was a Harvard Medical School plastic surgery research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Faulkner attended plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, followed by fellowship at Mass General Hospital, specializing in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.

Dr. Faulkner is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She is Chief of Plastic Surgery at North Shore Medical Center. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and a candidate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS),  and member of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Association of Academic Surgery, and other national professional organizations. She has authored publications (under her maiden name Rosen and married name Faulkner) on pediatric and adult plastic surgery. She has given research presentations at national and international plastic surgery meetings. Her clinical areas of interest include breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring after weight loss/childbirth/aging, labiaplasty, and the use of Botox and fillers for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Dr. Faulkner is committed to excellence in patient care and attention to detail.

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MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Fax: 978-882-6850

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Fax: 978-882-6850

Virtual Visit
Dr. Faulkner offers virtual visits (visits using your own computer from your own home or office) for patients located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Please call her office number for more information.

Medical Education

  • MPH, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • MD, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Southern California
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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


  • Faulkner HR, Colwell AS, Liao EC, Winograd JM, Austen WG Jr. Thermal Injury to Reconstructed Breasts from Commonly Used Warming Devices: A Risk for Reconstructive Failure.

    Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Webb ML, Faulkner HR, et al. Psychological impact of breast asymmetry on adolescents: a prospective case-control study.

    Ganske I, Verma K, Rosen H, et al. Minimizing complications with the use of acellular dermal matrix for immediate implant-based breast reconstruction.

    Chun YS, Verma K, Sinha I, Rosen H, et al. Impact of prior ipsilateral chest wall radiation on pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction.

    Rosen H
    , Webb ML, et al. Adolescent gynecomastia: not only an obesity issue.

    Rosen H, Saleh F, Lipsitz SR, Rogers SO Jr, Gawande AA. Downwardly mobile: the accidental cost of being uninsured.