Dr. Julia MacRae

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Dr. MacRae likes to see Plastic Surgery as an opportunity to help people feel confident and productive in their lives. In reconstructive surgery, whether due to trauma, cancer, or other causes, the benefits are clear and the results gratifying. Similarly, cosmetic surgery can be helpful for the patient who wants their appearance to reflect the way they feel inside. Too often, patients say “People always ask me why I’m tired, or angry. But inside I feel just great! I just want to look as good as I feel.”   That is the perfect reason to consider plastic surgery.

Dr. MacRae offers daytime and evening office hours, in order to best suit your schedule.  She is also happy to serve our Latino community, as she speaks Spanish (La doctora habla español).

Be sure to ask for a surgeon who is board certified specifically in Plastic Surgery, the only specialty recognized by the American Medical Association to have expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  The circle logo on our home page can only be displayed by board certified Plastic Surgeons.


1997-2002: University of Virginia Department of Plastic Surgery Residency Program
1993-1997: Yale University School of Medicine. M.D.
1986-1990: Haverford College. B.A. in Molecular Biology.
University of Costa Rica (fall 1989)

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 2004

Medical Licenses

State of Delaware (current)
State of Virginia


2000-2004: “Human Adipocyte Viability Testing”. Presented at the annual Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, April 2002, Las Vegas, NV and at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons meeting, June 2002, Hilton Head Island, NC.

2000-2004: “Evaluating Signs of Sun Damage Using Ultraviolet Photography”. Accepted for presentation at the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting, March 2003, San Francisco, CA.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

May 31, 2003: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons’ Outstanding Resident Award

June 22, 2002: Raymond F. Morgan Award for Resident Research in Plastic Surgery. University of Virginia

June 4, 2002: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons’ Outstanding Resident Award

Nov. 2001: Dean’s Office/General Clinical Research Center Award for Excellence in Resident Research. University of Virginia

July 1, 2001- June 30, 2002: Grant awarded from Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (Aesthetic Society)

Jan., 1994: Wilbur Down’s Fellowship (Yale School of Medicine)


2004: “Cryopreservation of Human Adipocytes” Annals of Plastic Surgery (publication in progress)

July/August 2003: “Human Adipocyte Viability Testing” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Vol 23, No 4 pp.265-269. Authors: MacRae J.W., Tholpady S.S., Gampper T.J., Katz A.J.,Ogle R.C., Morgan R.F.

October 2001: “Alloplastic Malar & Midface Implants”, chapter written for Emedicine; Plastic Surgery. Author Julia MacRae, co-author Thomas Gampper.

Accepted for publication: “Alloplastic Facial Implants in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery” MacRae J.W., Gampper T.J., Hoard M.A. Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants.

Submitted for publication: “Bilateral Coronoid Hyperplasia” (case report and review of the literature). Authors: Nava G, MacRae JW, Gampper TJ, Hoard MA.

Submitted for publication: “Evaluating Signs of Solar Damage using Ultraviolet Photography”. Authors: Julia W. MacRae, Sunil S. Tholpady, Mark A. Russell, James W. Patterson, Harry L. Parlette, John M. Hiebert, Raymond F. Morgan, and Roy C. Ogle.

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