Dr. Jesse Selber is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Director of Clinical Research, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Selber earned his undergraduate degree in studio art at Brown University, his MD at the University of Rochester, Masters of Public Health at Harvard and completed plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania. After a 1-year microvascular fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, he has remained as a faculty member since 2009.
Dr. Selber’s clinic practice is exclusively complex cancer reconstruction. He is a surgical innovator, developing numerous techniques, including all the existing robotic applications in plastic surgery. He is the Founder and Executive Board Member of the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopy Society (RAMSES). He is director of the Composite Tissue Allotransplantation in the Texas Medical Center and recently performed the world’s first scalp, skull, kidney and pancreas transplant, and the world’s first identical twin transplantation for large scale cancer reconstruction.
Dr. Selber is an accomplished clinical researcher and writer. He has authored over 100 peerreviewed publications, numerous book chapters and other publications, given over 350 national and international presentations and serves on three editorial boards and is an editor for 7 peerreviewed journals. He currently serves as the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Clinic Study Section
Dr. Selber has participated in Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Operation Smile, is a Founding Member of United to Cure a non-profit to extend pediatric oncology care to underserved, vulnerable populations, and is an Executive Board Member of the Schwartz Foundation, a philanthropic group focusing on a diverse set of priorities in underserved children.