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Teresa Buescher, MD

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Teresa Buescher MD Teresa Buescher MD



  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Microvascular breast reconstruction
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Wounds
  • Body contouring
  • Surgical treatment of post mastectomy lymphedema
  • Microvascular breast reconstruction:
    • DIEP
    • TUG
    • PAP
  • Breast reconstruction of the high risk patient: salvage of previous failures
  • Patients with clotting disorders
  • Medical School
    • Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency
    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center - General Surgery
    • Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center - Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Mercy Medical Center - Microvascular Breast Fellowship
Board Certified
  • Plastic Surgery

Dr. Buescher is a 22 year veteran of the Armed Services. After medical school at the  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her General Surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She spent 2 years at the US Army Institute of Research as a Burn/general surgeon, and then after completing a  plastic surgery  residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, served an additional 2 years as a burn/plastic surgeon. While on the plastic surgery  attending staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she focused on burn and  breast reconstruction. After a brief time in private practice, she returned to the military as a naval officer and spent 7 years at the National Naval Medical Center where she primarily performed breast reconstruction and wound care. Deployments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and  Hurricane Katrina. After retiring from the Navy as a Captain, she did a breast microvascular fellowship with Dr. Bernard Chang at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. From there  she went to the University of Kansas, where she developed their microvascular breast reconstruction program. Dr. Buescher is a native of the DC metropolitan area  and has returned home.

Dr. Buescher is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. Her current Board certification is in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Previous certifications, now inactive, include General Surgery and the certificate of Added Competence in Surgical Critical Care.