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Kevin J. Cross, M.D.

Kevin J. Cross, M.D. photoDr. Kevin J. Cross’ expertise is founded in his background. Having returned to Philadelphia from New York City where he completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan, and Columbia University on the upper west side, Dr. Cross is proud to include as his mentors some of the giants in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. His aesthetic surgery background stems not only from his experience in the Park and 5th Avenue offices of his professors, but also through his training at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, long felt to be two of the epicenters for cosmetic surgery. He brings with him both the classical as well as the newest and most advanced techniques in aesthetic surgery ranging from surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation to body enhancement and body contouring procedures. His reconstructive background was developed at the university hospitals of Cornell and Columbia.

Dr. Cross is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and achieved board scores that put him in the top 3% nationwide.

Prior to his general and plastic surgical training, Dr. Cross graduated as an AOA honors society member from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then spent time as a research fellow at Northwestern University where he studied how skin ages and what allows it to heal faster and better. Dr. Cross later became the primary investigator for the Tissue Regeneration Project at Cornell Medical Center. He has authored 5 textbook chapters and has published extensively on aspects of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and routinely presents at national meetings throughout the country. Recently, he headed a clinical study testing a new device to help minimize scarring during incision healing. Dr. Cross maintains an academic appointment at Cornell University Medical Center.

Dr. Cross’ repertoire of procedures includes face lifting, eyelid rejuvenation, brow and forehead aesthetic surgery, nose surgery, breast augmentation and breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck procedures, arm lifting using a minimal incision approach, body contouring, and hand rejuvenation. He is also well versed in numerous Botox and injectable filling techniques.

Dr. Cross’ philosophy is to develop an individualized treatment plan for each of his patients. He then uses his breadth of experience to ensure that his patients receive long lasting, natural appearing results that reach their aesthetic goals. Not one procedure is appropriate for every patient. Rather, the correct procedure must be chosen based on the needs of the individual. Dr. Cross believes that good plastic surgery means that a patient should not look as if they have had plastic surgery, rather they should look more harmonious and rejuvenated.

National Headlines

Dr. Cross has been featured in several cosmetic text books and medical journals as well as regional and national publications. Below, please find recent featured articles and announcements on our practice and staff.

Media Announcements/Interviews:

  • CBS 3 Philadelphia – Treatment To Rid Of Wrinkles
  • Bringing Together the Top Experts For An Unparalleled Aesthetic Experience in Philadelphia


Dr. Cross has authored multiple chapters in the upcoming cosmetic plastic surgery textbook titled Current Cosmetic Surgery, due for release Winter, 2010:

  • A Highly Visual Guide to Current Practices in Plastic Surgery

A sample of Dr. Cross’ other work including research published in plastic surgery journals and textbook publications include:

  • Spreader grafts in rhinoplasty
  • Comparing a dermal stapler device to standard dermal sutures for incisional closure
  • Practical Plastic Surgery
  • The absorbable dermal staple device: a faster, more cost-effective method for incisional closure.
  • Gene therapy in skin: choosing the optimal viral vector.
  • A novel method for targeted gene therapy in ischemic tissues through viral transfection of an expression cassette containing multiple repetitions of hypoxia response element
  • Platelet-derived growth factor B, but not fibroblast growth factor 2, plasmid DNA improves survival of ischemic myocutaneous flaps.
  • Use of hypoxia-inducible factor signal transduction pathway to measure O2 levels and modulate growth factor pathways.
  • Growth factors in wound healing.


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