Dr. Hakan Usal is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a skilled microsurgeon, dedicated to offering his patients innovative breast reconstruction procedures following breast cancer. In addition to his expertise in breast reconstruction, Dr. Usal specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.
Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Usal graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. He began his medical career as a practitioner at the Russian border of Turkey at Mount Ararat where Noah’s Ark was lost. He furthered his surgical expertise by completing training in general surgery at hospitals in Istanbul and Ankara.
After additional training in general surgery and plastic surgery in Aberdeen, Scotland, he moved to the United States, where he continued his general surgery training at Staten Island University Hospital. Upon finishing a fellowship in microsurgery at the prestigious NYU Department of Plastic Surgery, he went on to complete his training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
He is the Director of the Microsurgery Division in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health and the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. He is also the designated plastic surgeon for the Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP) team at Hackensack University Medical Center and is part of a board-certified microsurgery team based in Rockland County, offering innovative breast reconstruction procedures for breast cancer patients.
As an internationally recognized plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Usal has contributed to numerous articles, chapters and textbooks. He’s been invited to give lectures on the latest techniques in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. He has also been invited as a guest faculty member at the International Masters Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) in Paris, France. He holds visiting professorship at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
One of Dr. Usal’s favorite leisure activities is ocean sailing. In 2009, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and has been recognized for successfully completing the U.S. Coast Guard approved curriculum for Upgrade Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels to Master 100 Tons. As watch captain for two-consecutive years, he won in his division at the Marion to Bermuda Race in 2005 and at the Newport Bermuda Race the following year.