Meet Dr. Hart
Board-Certified Surgeon Dr. Alexandra Hart is an integral member of the Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta. With her attention to detail and dedication to her patients, Dr. Hart offers customized treatment plans that allow all of her patients to achieve the best possible aesthetic results. Dr. Hart completed her outstanding medical and clinical education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. For three consecutive years during her training, she achieved the highest score amongst her fellow residents on the annual surgical in-service examination. Dr. Hart has also published numerous clinical and basic science papers detailing concepts and techniques critical to the practice of plastic and aesthetic surgery. The combination of Dr. Alexandra Hart’s extensive education, research, and training guarantee that her patients receive expert-level care.
What Sets Her Apart
Dr. Hart’s fundamental passion for medicine developed at an early age when she participated in two medical mission trips to Costa Rica. There, she witnessed the tremendously positive impact her charitable work had on the indigent population, primarily the women and children in need. These experiences made a lasting impression on Dr. Hart, so much so, she decided to become a doctor. While in medical school, she continued her interest in women’s health and dedicated a significant amount of her time researching methods to improve the quality of women’s lives after breast cancer. Dr. Hart studied the personal journeys of breast cancer survivors, those after total breast removal (mastectomy) - a critical and emotional time when women typically feel the most vulnerable and insecure - versus women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction - the time when women regain their self-esteem and enjoy an improved quality of life, when they feel “whole” again.
It was this research and the impact reconstructive surgery had on her research patients that led to her career in Plastic Surgery.
Skills and Expertise
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, along with her experience in plastic surgery and her interest in aesthetic improvements in the breast, body, and face, Dr. Hart has fine-tuned her artistic approach to both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Proud to call herself an “expert listener,” Dr. Hart uses each patient’s individual story, concerns, and goals to tailor a custom treatment plan that can include state-of-the-art non-surgical injectables, cosmetic laser systems, anti-aging cosmeceuticals, and surgery. Dr. Hart is passionate about the care of her patients, as well as their individual experiences and results. She enjoys informing and educating each step of the way so patients can make the best, most informed decision regarding their treatment options.
A few of the surgical procedures she is most passionate about are breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, reduction, and reconstruction), mommy makeovers (including liposuction, tummy tuck), and facial rejuvenation (eyelid lift, facelift, necklift, injectables, and nonsurgical).
Awards and Honors
Dr. Hart holds many awards and honors for her advancements in the field of research in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hart was selected to represent the entire Southeast for The Glancy Award Resident Paper Competition, exhibiting the highest quality in research and presentation following her work on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols to help reduce postoperative pain with multimodal therapy and decreased narcotics following plastic surgery. Dr. Hart was also chosen at Emory University to receive The Glen Family Research Pilot Grant for her work on breast cancer quality of life outcomes, and is a two-time recipient of the Award for Most Resident Research Activities from the Emory Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency program. In addition, she received the Award for Best Poster at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 31st Annual Meeting for her research on patient’s expected weight loss after breast reduction.
Outside of her demanding schedule in the OR and in Clinic, Dr. Hart enjoys spending time with her husband and children while staying fit with weekly workouts at Orange Theory. Additionally, Dr. Hart holds certifications and licensures from the American Council on Exercise as a certified personal trainer.
She can also be found dining out at her favorite Atlanta restaurants, as cooking is NOT one of her favorite activities.
Dr. Hart is excited to continue adding to her rapidly growing patient-base and is looking forward to meeting you!
Training and Education
- University of Georgia: Undergraduate Degree
- Emory University School of Medicine: Medical Degree
- Emory University Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Emory University School of Medicine: Administrative Chief Resident of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The Annals of Plastic Surgery, Reviewer
- The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Reviewer
- Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Candidate Member and Serves on Committees
- Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons
Publications and Presentations
- Losken A, Hart AM, Hamdi M. Partial Breast Reconstruction. Reconstructive Surgery: A Problem Based Approach. Ed Hanasono, Mardini, St-Cyr. CRC Press.
- Ghareeb P, Hart A, Miotto G, Eaves F. Medial Thighplasty. Plastic Surgery: A practical guide to patient care. Mast Ed, Thiemes, 2015
- Losken A, Hart AM. Partial Breast Reconstruction using Reduction and Mastopexy Techniques. Plastic Surgery 6-Volume set by Peter C. Neligan, Elsevier. 2015
- Losken A, Hart AM. Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Plastic Surgery: A practical guide to patient care. Mast Ed, Thiemes, 2015
- Brown CA, Mercury OA, Hart AM, Carlson GW, Losken A. Secondary Surgeries After Oncoplastic Reduction Mammoplasty. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Dec 1;87(6):628-632. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002872. PMID: 34176899.
- Razavi S, Hart A, Betarbet U, Losken A, The incidence of Occult Malignant and High-risk Pathologic Findings in Breast Reduction Speciments. Plast Recon Surg. 2021 Aug 11. PMID
- Hart A. The Grass Is Always Greener, or Is It? Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2020 Jun 4;2(2):ojaa022. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojaa022. PMID: 33791646; PMCID: PMC7671276.
- Hart A. Commentary on: Professional Burnout in United States Plastic Surgery Residents: Is It a Legitimate Concern? Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Jun 15;40(7):811-813. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz368. PMID: 31999310.
- Urquia LN, Hart AM, Liu DZ, Losken A. Surgical Outcomes in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Apr 23;8(4):e2744. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002744. PMID: 32440414; PMCID: PMC7209837
- Anderson B, Hart AM, Maxwell D, Losken A. The Biosynthetic Option as an Alternative in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Aug;85(2):158-162. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002201. PMID: 32000252
- Hart A, Doyle K, Losken A, Carlson GW. Nipple malposition after bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy with implant-based reconstruction: Objective postoperative analysis utilizing BCCT.core computer software. Breast J. 2020 Jan 10;. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13699. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31925847.
- Maxwell DW, Hart AM, Keifer OP Jr, Halani SH, Losken A. A Comparison of Acellular Dermal Matrices in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Apr;82(4):435-440. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001692. PubMed PMID: 30562207.
- Hart AM, Crowley C, Janis JE, Losken A. Survey Based Assessment of Burnout Rates Among US Plastic Surgery Residents. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Sep;85(3):215-220. doi:10.1097/SAP. 0000000000002353. PMID: 32349078
- Hart A, Doyle K, Carlson, G. Nipple Malposition alter Bilateral Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Implant-Based Reconstruction: Objective Postoperative Analysis Utilizing BCCT.core computer software. The Breast Journal. In Print.
- Merceron TK, Udayan B, Hart A, Nsaiba B, Carlson GW, Losken A. A Comparison of Complications Followir,g Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Using Triple Antibiotic Solution versus Low Concentration Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution. Modern Plastic Surgery, 9, 74-85. https://doi.org/10.4236/mps.2019.94010
- Merceron TK, Hart AM, Gruszynski MA, Pinell-White XA, Duggal C, Yoo J, Losken A. The Utility of Serum Albumin as a Marker for Risk Stratification in Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Am Surg. 2019 Mar1;85(3):e173-e175. PubMed PMID: 30947801
- Maxwell DW, Hart AM, Keifer OP Jr, Halani SH, Losken A. A Comparison of Acellular Dermal Matrices in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Apr;82(4):435-440. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001692. PubMed PMID: 30562207
- Kapadia SM, Reitz A, Hart A, Broecker J, Torres MA, Carlson GW, Styblo TM, Losken A. Time to Radiation After Oncoplastic Reduction. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;82(1):15-18. Doi 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001598. PubMed PMID: 30211738
- Razavi SA, Desai KA, Hart AM, Thompson PW, Losken A. The Impact of Mesh Reinforcement with Compor,ents Separation for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Am Surg. 2018 Jun 1;84(6):959-962. PubMed PMID: 29981631
- Hart AM, Broecker J, Kao L, Losken A. Opioid Usage Following Outpatient Breast Surgery: Are Physicians Part of the Problem? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun 2. Doi 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004636. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29878998
- Losken A1 Hart AM, Chatterjee A. Updated Evidence on the Oncoplastic Approach to Breast Conservation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov;140(5S Advances in Breast
- Reconstruction):14S-22S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003951. PubMed PMID: 29064918
- Moyer HR, Hart AM, Yeager J, Losken A. A Histological Comparison of Two Human Acellular Dermal Matrix Products in Prosthetic-Based Breast Reconstruction. Plas Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Dec 27;5(12):e1576. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001576. eCollection 2017 Dec. PubMed PMID: 29632762; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5889434
- Losken A, Hart AM, Dutton JW, Broecker JS, Styblo TM, Carlson GW. The Expanded Use of Autoaugmentation Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan;141(1):10-19. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004009. PubMed PMID: 28915209
- Broecker JS, Hart AM, Styblo TM, Losken A. Neoadjuvant Therapy Combined With Oncoplastic Reduction for High-Stage Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Apr 27. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001062. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:28452833.
- Losken A, Hart AM, Broecker JS, Styblo TM, Carlson GW. Oncoplastic Breast Reduction Technique and Outcomes: An Evolution over 20 Years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):824e-833e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003226. PubMed PMID: 28350649.
- Hart AM, Duggal C, Pinell-White X, Losken A. A Prospective Randomized Trial of the Efficacy of Fibrin Glue, Triamcinolone Acetonide, and Quilting Sutures in Seroma Prevention alter Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):854e-863e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003213. PubMed PMID: 28350654.
- Liao A, Hart AML, Losken A. The Impact of Medical Students on Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty Procedure Time. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jul;79(1):3-5. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001000. PubMed PMID: 28272150.
- Razavi SA, Desai KA, Hart AM, Thompson PW, Losken A. The Impact of Mesh Reinforcement with Components Separation for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Am Surg. 2018 Jun 1;84(6):959-962. PubMed PMID: 29981631
- Hart A, Desai K, Yoo J, Losken A. Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carrier Status in Patients Undergoing Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Jan;37(1):35-43. PubMed PMID: 27341842.
- Keifer OP Jr, Page EK, Hart A, Rudderman R, Carlson GW, Losken A. A Complication Analysis of 2 Acellular Dermal Matrices in Prosthetic-based Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jul 13;4(7):e800. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000790. eCollection 2016 Jul. PubMed PMID: 27536479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4977128.
- Hart A, Funderburk CD, Chu CK, Pinell-White X, Halgopian T, Manning-Geist B, Carlson G, Losken A. The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Wound Healing in Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Mar;78(3):260-263. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000881. PubMed PMID: 27505449.
- Desai KA, Razavi SA, Hart AM, Thompson PW, Losken A. The Effect of BMI on Outcomes Following Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstructions. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun;76 Suppl 4:S295-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000673. PubMed PMID: 26808768
- Hagopian TM, Vitiello GA, Hart AM, Perez SD, Sweeney JF, Pettitt BJ. Does the amount of time medical students spend in the operating room during the general surgery core clerkship affect their career decision? Am J Surg. 2015 Jul;210(1):167-72. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.10.031. Epub 2015 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 25907851.
- Pinell-White XA, Duggal C, Metcalfe D, Sackeyfio R, Hart AM, Losken A. Patient-Reported Quality of Life After Breast Reconstruction: A One-Year Longitudinal Study Using the WHO-QOL Survey. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug;75(2):144-8. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000065. PubMed PMID: 26165569.
- Hagopian TM, Vitiello GA, Hart AM, Perez SD, Pettitt BJ, Sweeney JF. Do medical students in the operating room affect patient care? An analysis of one institution's experience over the past five years. J Surg Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec;71(6):817-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.04.011. Epub 2014 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 24931415.
- Losken A, Pinell-White X, Hart AM, Freitas AM, Carlson GW, Styblo TM. The oncoplastic reduction approach to breast conservation therapy: benefits for margin control. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Nov;34(8):1185-91. doi: 10.1177/1090820X14545618. Epub 2014 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 25121787.
- Hart AM, Lechowicz MJ, Peters KK, Holden J, Carlson GW. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Jun 17;34(6):884-894. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24938778.
- Hart AM, Pinell-White X, Egro FM, Losken A. The Psychosexual Impact of Partial and Total Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective One-Year Longitudinal Study. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Sep;75(3):281-6. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000152. PubMed PMID: 24727443.
- Hart, A. Lechowicz MJ. Blood. Oct. 21, 2013. Vol. 122. No. 21. 5089.
- Egro FM, Pinell-White X, Hart AM, Losken A. The use of reduction mammaplasty with breast conservation therapy: an analysis of timing and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun;135(6):963e-971e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001274. PubMed PMID: 26017612.
"Dr. Harp is amazing!"
"Dr. Hart was very thorough and approachable. I appreciate her patience and attention to detail. I find so much value working with a female surgeon who is also a mom too . She really listens and understands to what you want!"
"Dr. Hart can is amazing. Great hands, very gentle. The office staff is friendly and very attentive."
"Dr. Alexandra and her staff are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou for making me and my friends and family feel and look GREAT!!!!!!! A++++++++++++ I adore and appreciate you all!!!!!!"
"Always a pleasant experience! Dr. Hart is amazing, attentive, and personable. You are never rushed here and given thorough explanations and first class white glove service ! The staff is also wonderful!! They deliver exceptional service on each visit and tailor to each client!"
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