Dr. Pravin Puri

Pravin Puri, MD, is a board certified plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon in private practice in Troy, Michigan and an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Oakland University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Puri serves as an attending surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital-Troy, William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and Crittenton Hospital.

Dr. Puri earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1991. He completed both a general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed board certifications in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, but limits his practice to Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Oakland County Medical Society. He consistently receives the Patient’s Choice Award and has been in The Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons and The Guide to America’s Top Surgeons on multiple occasions.

In addition to board certification and ASPS membership, Dr. Puri participates in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery (MOC-PS®) Program. There are four components in this program:

  • Licensure and Professional Standing. Verification occurs of an unrestricted state medical license, hospital privileges, accreditation of all outpatient surgery centers, submission of advertising material, peer evaluations and active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment. The Board verifies continuing medical education requirements have been met assuring that surgeons stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies.
  • Cognitive Expertise. Periodic examinations have to be passed.
  • Practice Assessment. The board periodically reviews data from operations performed to make sure that the outcomes conform to the high standards of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

By participating in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery Program, Dr. Puri is allowed to use the following symbol:

Faculty Appointments:

Assistant Professor Oakland University School of Medicine

Board Certified (by 2 medical specialty boards):

The American Board of Surgery
The American Board of Plastic Surgery

How important is board certification? The intent of the certification of physicians is to provide assurance to the public that a physician has completed an approved training program and an evaluation process assessing their ability to provide quality patient care. It is also important to know which board certified your physician. Some physicians advertise themselves as “cosmetic surgeons” or “plastic surgeons” and state that they are “board certified”. Patients will be under the false impression that they are board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is not always the case. To assess if a physician is board certified and by which board, The American Board of Medical Specialties


Undergraduate – University of Michigan (Graduate of the honors program with distinction)
Medical School – University of Michigan (Ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the country)
Internship (1 yr.) – Rush University – Chicago, IL
Residency in General Surgery (5 yrs.) – Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI
Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (2 yrs.) – Wayne State University with cosmetic training at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Honors and Awards:

Graduated from the University of Michigan with distinction
Graduated undergraduate from the Honors College
James B. Angell Scholar Award (University of Michigan)
Class Honors (University of Michigan)
Chief Resident – Department of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital
Chief Resident – Department of Plastic Surgery, Wayne State University
Physicians Recognition Award – The American Medical Association
Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons
Patient’s Choice Award
“Top Doc” in the field of Plastic Surgery by Hour Detroit Magazine 2015
“Top Doc” in the field of Plastic Surgery by Hour Detroit Magazine 2017
“Top Doc” in the field of Plastic Surgery by Hour Detroit Magazine 2018

Professional Societies:

Active member – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow – The American College of Surgeons
Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners
University of Michigan Alumni Association
Detroit Surgical Association
Michigan State Medical Society
Oakland County Medical Society

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