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Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., M.D.

Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., M.D.

Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., M.D., is a plastic surgeon on the consulting staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. He is the senior investigator and head of the Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Laboratory at the Transplantation Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He graduated from Stanford University in 1992 and Tufts University School of Medicine in 1999. Following completion of his plastic surgery residency training, Dr. Cetrulo practiced reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles where he performed pediatric reconstructive microsurgery, burn reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, and pediatric hand surgery.

In 2009, Dr. Cetrulo joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at MGH and the staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston.


  • Medical Degree, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic
  • Residency, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
  • Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center

Board certifications:

  • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery