Dzifa S. Kpodzo, M.D., M.P.H.

Dzifa S. Kpodzo, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. 

Associate Professor Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Phone: (404) 616-1415


Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Paces Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery

Harvard Medical School
Doctor of Medicine

Harvard School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health in Health Policy Management

University of California, Berkeley
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology

Research Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Surgical education

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery


Turner J, Henry D, May E, Flood M, Kpodzo D, Clark C. Adenoma detection rate in colonoscopy: Does the participation of a resident matter? Am Surg. 2018 Jun 1; 84 (6): 1064-1068

Kpodzo DS, Nahai F. McCord CD. Malar mounds and festoons: review of current management. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Feb; 34 (2): 235-48.

Kpodzo DS, Calderwood MS, Ruchelsman DE, Abramson JS, Piris A, Winograd JM, Kotton CN. “Primary subcutaneous Alternaria alternata infection of the hand in an immunocompromised host.” Med Mycol. 2011 Jul; 49 (5): 543-547

Colwell AS, Kpodzo D, Gallico GG 3rd. “Low Scar Abdominoplasty with Inferior Positioning of the Umbilicus.” Ann Plast Surg. 2010 May; 64 (5): 639-644

Hayes TB, Stuart AA, Mendoza M, Collins A, Noriega N, Vonk A, Johnston G, Lui R, Kpodzo D. “Characterization of Atrazine-Induced Gonadal Malformations in African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis) and Comparisons with Effects of an Androgen Antagonist (Cyproterone Acetate) and Exogenous Estrogen (17β-Estradiol): Support for the Demasculinization/Feminization Hypothesis.” Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Apr; 114 (1): 134-41.

Slavotinek AM, Dutra A, Kpodzo D, Turner J, Whiteford M, Biesecker LG., Stratton P. “A female with complete lack of Mullerian fusion, postaxial polydactyly and Tetralogy of Fallot: Genetic heterogeneity of McKusick-Kaufman or a unique syndrome?” Am J Med Genet A. 2004 Aug 15; 129 (1): 69-72

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Modern Muse in Medicine, We Are Onyx
  • 2015 Excellence In Diversity, Golf Women Mean Business
  • 2015 Aesthetic Society Board of Directors and the Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation’s Best Journal Article by a Domestic Author 2014 in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • 2012 Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Academic Award for the Highest In-Service Score
  • 2011 Member of plastic surgery team for a combined full face and bilateral hand composite tissue allotransplant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2011 Member of plastic surgery team for two full face composite tissue allotransplant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2011 Partners in Excellence Award for Teamwork, Face Transplant Team, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2007 American Medical Association Women Physicians Congress Mentor Recognition Award
  • 2006 Hollis L. Albright, MD '31 Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 Harvard Medical School Multiculturalism Award