Cherrie Heinrich, MD
I have been practicing in the Twin Cities since 2008 following completion of my fellowship at the University of Minnesota. I maintain active hospital staff privileges at many of the East Metro hospitals. I developed an interest in plastic surgery while in my first year of medical school where I caught a glimpse of the many changes that can be made through reconstruction.
I believe reconstructive surgery can provide improvement in function and aesthetics to help my patients find a balance to restore them, whether it is after an injury, trauma, post-surgical or after cancer treatment. I am also very excited to be able to provide the newest options for reconstruction, including fat grafting, DIEP flap reconstruction, nipple-sparing breast reconstruction, VASER liposuction, laser treatment for scar management and many other new techniques.
Along with taking care of patients, I hold a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota where I teach residents and students. I also am very active in volunteering with several groups in surgical missions to Third World countries, treating cleft lip, congenital hand deformities and burns. Recent trips were to India and Ecuador. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our Labrador mix who keeps us on our toes. Two of my favorite hobbies are international travel and food/cooking.
Medical School: Loma Linda University 2001
Residency in Plastic Surgery: Loma Linda University Medical Center 2007
Certification: Am Bd of Plastic Surgery
Fellowship in Hand Surgery: University of Minnesota 2008
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 2011
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2008-present
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