Lawrence B. Colen, MD
Dr. Lawrence Colen is a plastic surgeon who sub-specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, body, and breast, and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He currently practices in Norfolk just minutes from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
Dr. Colen graduated from Colgate University in 1972, where he was awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society for academic achievement. A graduate of the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1975, Dr. Colen went on to do his residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of California San Francisco from 1975 to 1983. Upon completion of his Plastic Surgery Residency in 1983, he was invited back to Dartmouth Medical School as Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Colen came to the Tidewater Area in the spring of 1990 from Dartmouth to practice with the Horton Adamson Plastic Surgery Group and to assume a position with the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) as Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and residency training program director. While continuing his affiliation with EVMS, Dr. Colen went into practice on his own in 1994.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Colen continues to publish articles in Plastic Surgery professional literature and to contribute to the texts of several medical textbooks. In 1994 he was the first recipient of the National Godina Fellowship Award in Microsurgery. Dr. Colen regularly presents at symposia for plastic surgeons, while he continues to develop his own expertise at the most recent and innovative approaches in plastic surgery.
The emphasis of Dr. Colen’s practice is the pursuit of technical perfection in plastic surgery procedures that is based on classical theory.
Dartmouth Medical School
University of California San Francisco