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Dr. Oren Tessler

Dr. Oren Tessler

Oren Tessler, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon serving the Phoenix area. He is proficient in multiple plastic surgery techniques, including breast reconstruction surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, migraine relief surgery, cosmetic surgery, body contouring, hand surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. His uniquely broad experience lets him see the big picture and achieve optimal results for his patients. Beyond attentive, personalized care and an empathetic bedside presence, Dr. Tessler believes patients want to be treated like the intelligent, knowledgeable individuals they are. He also believes patients appreciate receiving all the information they need to make educated decisions about their care. Dr. Tessler’s surgical accomplishments and techniques have been presented at over 40 national and international conferences, and he has served as an invited lecturer and visiting professor around the world. He has authored over 30 papers in leading plastic surgery journals, earning national media acclaim. Dr. Tessler’s publications are among the most often-cited in the field of plastic surgery. When he’s not in the operating room, Dr. Tessler contributes to leading plastic surgery journals and serves on the editorial and review boards of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Curriculum Vitae

Oren Tessler, MD


Postgraduate Training

  • Residency – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Fellowship – Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Medical Education

  • MD/MBA – McGill University, Montreal, QC


  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – McGill University, Montreal, QC


  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Elite Plastic Surgery, Phoenix, AZ
  • Associate Clinical Professor at Louisiana State University and Tulane University, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA
  • Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Associate Program Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
  • Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Sherbrooke
  • Attending Physician, Charles-LeMoyne Hospital, Montreal, QC
  • Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
  • Attending Physician at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

Notable Accomplishments

  • Nominated among 10 national experts to be a part of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ National Autologous Breast Reconstruction Performance Measures Workgroup – 2016
  • Collaborated with experts to hone a revolutionary technique in migraine surgery, earning national acclaim
  • Founded the largest migraine surgery center in the southeast U.S., at Louisiana State University
  • Member of the surgical team that performed the first complete hand transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member in good standing:
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
  • Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons