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OUR STORY - A practice dedicated to breast reconstruction


Dr. Theresa Wang and Dr. P. H. Samuel Shih met as general surgery interns at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Their common interest in breast reconstruction and their desire to provide the latest and most demanding microsurgical procedures to women with breast cancer lead to their collaboration in Atlanta breast reconstruction. 


Dr. Wang and Dr. Shih offer pioneering and revolutionary breast reconstruction techniques such as microsurgical free flap reconstruction - DIEP, SIEA, Stacked DIEP, DIEP-DCIA extension, TUG, PAP, SGAP, and IGAP reconstruction. They work closely as a team to provide women with the best, individualized, reconstructive options that meets both their needs and expectations.


Our patients are seen in the same location by both surgeons, allowing for individualized care with simultaneous input from both surgeons. Our staff shares the same care and compassion toward each patient with the highest level of support and attention. They will act as a liaison and advocate for insurance companies, scheduling appointments, and for coordinating care with hospitals and other surgeons.


Dr. Wang and Dr. Shih have the largest DIEP/SIEA practice in the region. They perform over two hundred DIEP/SIEA flaps a year in hospitals across Atlanta. Their success rate is amongst the best in the nation. Not only do they specialize in immediate breast reconstruction and nipple sparing reconstruction, they are routinely consulted for complex reconstructions such as delayed reconstruction following radiation and failed implant based reconstruction.


 We will work diligently for you and your breast surgeon to provide the best care for you. 

Dr. Theresa Wang

Dr. Wang is one of the few fellowship trained plastic surgeons specializing in microsurgical breast reconstruction in the state of Georgia. 


Dr. Wang attended Yale University and received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania, a program with one of the highest volumes of DIEP/SIEA breast reconstructions in the world. This included work at the prestigious Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 


This was followed by additional fellowship in cancer reconstruction and microsurgery at the internationally renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. During her fellowship in New York she received extensive training in breast reconstruction focusing on both implant and autologous methods. 


Well published in plastic surgery journals and textbooks, Dr. Wang has presented her work in every significant plastic surgery society meeting. Dr. Wang is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sam Shih

Dr. Sam Shih founded Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Atlanta with the vision of providing the best reconstructive surgery to patients facing cancer or following traumatic injury.


Born in Hong Kong and educated in Europe, Dr. Shih came to the United States for his surgical training and completed his internship and general surgery residency at prestigious Ivy League institutions - University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College. In addition, Dr. Shih completed a two year research fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery and obtained a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Dr. Shih completed three additional years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Emory University, often regarded as one of the top plastic surgery programs in the country and pioneering facility of autologous breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery. He received extensive training in breast reconstruction focusing on both implant and autologous methods and conducts the most effective of the latest techniques based on the patients needs. 


He has given talks on reconstructive surgery both nationally and internationally, and is well published in journals and text books. Dr. Shih is Board Cerified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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