Geoffrey Hespe

Geoffrey Hespe, MD

House Officer 5, Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency

Biography

Geoffrey was born and raised in New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Richmond obtaining a B.S. in Biology with Honors followed by a doctor in medicine from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During medical school, Geoffrey completed a 2-year research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the mentorship of Dr. Babak Mehrara investigating the pathophysiology of lymphedema. During his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Michigan, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the basic science labs of Drs. Benjamin Levi and Stephen Weiss investigating muscle fibrosis and the role of matrix metalloproteases in secondary lymphoid organs funded by a Plastic Surgery Foundation Grant. Geoffrey’s basic research interests are lymphatic biology, muscle fibrosis and matrix metalloproteases. His clinical research interests are patient reported outcomes in plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and microsurgery.

In his free time, he enjoys golfing, running, reading, and traveling.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Richmond
  • Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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