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I am deeply passionate about my work and take pride in restoring self-confidence by pursuing the best results possible to make my clients the greatest version of themselves.

— Dr. Ran Stark

Training and background

Ran Stark, M.D. is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed over 10 years of training after graduating from medical school, culminating with his one-year Aesthetic Surgery fellowship endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with Dr. Louis P. Bucky.

Dr. Stark, a Philadelphia-area native, received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Delaware, where he graduated summa cum laude. He completed his medical studies at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, where he was awarded the Hillel Nathan Award for Academic Excellence in Anatomy, as well as the Sackler Award of Academic Excellence, given only to the valedictorian of each graduating class.

Pursuing his passion for surgery, Dr. Stark completed six years of general surgery training at the Morristown Medical Center. He was appointed Administrative Chief Resident during his final year and received the prestigious Hughs D. Dougan, M.D. Award for exemplary devotion to patient care, attention to detail, and excellence in surgical technique.

Dr. Stark went on to complete his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, one of the nation’s top training programs in its field. This gave Dr. Stark the opportunity to be mentored by and to work side by side with some of the world’s most innovative and acclaimed plastic surgeons.

This also laid the groundwork for his aesthetic surgery fellowship during which he was privileged to be able to participate in over 1,000 cosmetic surgeries. He has co-authored numerous textbook portions and articles and has been chosen to present his work at regional and national conferences.

Positions and Certifications

Dr. Stark currently holds a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He delivers a unique expertise in plastic surgery focusing on breast,  body and face. His steadfast dedication to cutting-edge research and affinity to the most modern techniques allows him to create the very best aesthetic outcomes in the safest manner possible.

Discover the Stark Difference

In 2019 Dr. Stark earned the Patients' Choice award and in 2018 and 2019, Dr. Stark was honored as a Top Doctor by Mainline Today, recognizing the meticulous care and attention he gives each one of his patients. His Philadelphia area patients rave about his caring nature and bedside manner. He has restored confidence to so many and strives to continue to do so in the most professional, yet personable manner. To explore your options with Dr. Stark, please call our office to schedule a consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center hope this post finds all of our patients safe and healthy. Due to the current COVID-19 situation starting Monday, March 16th, we will limit appointments to those that are necessary only (lacerations or emergencies, post-operative patients needing follow up, etc.). We are still open--feel free to call for questions or to schedule future appointments. Although a difficult decision, we feel this is an important one for the good of our community, our patients and their families. If you are currently scheduled to come in to the office in the next 2 weeks, the office staff will be in touch with you regarding the status of your appointment. For new consultations scheduled in the coming weeks or those of you who wish to schedule in the near future, we are offering video consultations via Skype or FaceTime to get your process started until we see you pre-operatively. Otherwise, you may reschedule your appointments for the soonest we have available after March 31st.

- Your team at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center