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Matthias B. Donelan, M.D.

Matthias B. Donelan, M.D.

Matthias B. Donelan, M.D., is on the active medical staff in plastic surgery for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received an undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard College in Boston and earned a medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Donelan completed his residency in plastic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and a student fellowship in pathology at New England Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Donelan is a widely recognized specialist in the field of burn reconstructive surgery and has developed numerous innovative techniques to enhance the care of burn patients. He has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has written definitive textbook chapters on burn reconstruction. Dr. Donelan has long been an advocate for scar rehabilitation through tension relief and the use of the pulsed-dye laser. He is currently investigating fractional CO2 laser treatment for aesthetic and reconstructive indications in burn and trauma patients. In addition to clinical and scientific activities he is involved in residency training and is on the executive committee of the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Training Program.

Credentials:

  • Medical Degree, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • BA, Biology, Harvard College

Postdoctoral training:

  • Student Fellow, Pathology, New England Medical Center
  • Extern, St. John of God Hospital
  • First Year Resident, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Second Year Resident, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Third Year Resident, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fourth Year Resident, Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fifth Year Resident, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon, Grenfell Mission (Curtis Memorial Hospital), Canada
  • Newfoundland Tutor Specialist, Plastic Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand

Board certifications:

  • Plastic Surgery,  American Board of Plastic Surgery