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About Marek Dobke, MD

Marek Dobke, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and in facial rejuvenation, as well as in the application of new technologies in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Dobke believes that plastic surgery has multiple facets, and that its scope includes not only restoration of body anatomy or function, but also renewal or improvement of a patient's body image and sense of self-esteem. He advocates the use of telemedicine to provide access to plastic surgery specialists for patients in remote locations.

As a professor in the Department of Surgery and a former head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dobke trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also serves as an advisor and mentor to fourth-year medical students who are interested in a career in plastic and reconstructive medicine.

His research interests include biomaterials, the physiology and pathology of healing processes, scientific foundations and evidence-based aesthetic surgery, and applications of stem-cell based technologies in plastic surgery. He has been the principal and a co-investigator on numerous projects, including one in which he was awarded a grant to study the use of telemedicine for chronic wounds.

Dr. Dobke completed a fellowship in burn research at the University of Texas at Dallas. He did clinical training in general surgery at Texas Tech University and his residency in plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He graduated from the Gdańsk Medical Academy (now Medical University of Gdańsk) in Poland.

In addition to English, he also speaks Polish.

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For more information, see Plastic Surgery.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Gdańsk Medical Academy, Gdańsk, Poland

Fellowship

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Polish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Skin Care
  • Breast Implants
  • Botox
  • Permanent Fillers
  • Tummy Tucks
  • Cosmetic/Reconstructive Revisional Surgery
  • Face Lifts
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Lift
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted