M. Asher Schusterman II, MD, a board-eligible plastic surgeon, has joined the Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook. Schusterman received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He then completed a six-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, which is currently ranked as the No. 1 plastic surgery training program in the nation by Doximity, an online networking service for medical professionals.


During his residency, Schusterman elected to spend an additional year in the lab, working as a postdoctoral associate in the Adipose Stem Cell Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published several scientific articles and won multiple research awards at local, regional and national conferences. In the final year of his residency, Schusterman was elected by his co-residents and faculty to serve as administrative chief resident and was a visiting scholar at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, a world-renowned program for complex microsurgical reconstruction.


He most recently completed a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center – Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. During this time, he honed his skills in microsurgery – a technique that involves using a microscope to reattach blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic channels, enabling transplantation of tissue from one part of the body to another.


“I am excited to join such a highly regarded institution as Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and work alongside some of the best surgical oncologists in the field,” said Schusterman. “It’s clear to those in the medical profession and the community that the hospital is dedicated to precision and high-quality service.”


Schusterman specializes in a variety of reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures, including microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps and PAP flaps, lymphatic microsurgery, and complex reconstruction of the head and neck, torso, and upper and lower extremities. He also performs several breast and body contouring procedures, including abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction, and fat grafting.


“It’s incredibly important that every individual is able to feel like their true self,” Schusterman said. “Whether they are a cancer survivor, someone who has had a traumatic injury, or they simply want a different aesthetic, I’m honored to be able to help our patients achieve their goals.”


As a member of the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Willowbrook, Schusterman works closely with the hospital’s full suite of oncology and surgical oncology experts to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. This partnership draws on each team member’s expertise to help patients fight cancer in a compassionate, caring and supportive environment.