Eric Desman, MD
Virginia Center For Plastic Surgery
Dr. Desman is truly passionate about plastic surgery. He considers himself to be one of the lucky people that loves what he does for a living. He greatly enjoys getting to know his patients and building an ongoing relationship with them, and he derives tremendous satisfaction out of helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
Dr. Desman is also a top contributor on RealSelf
Education and Experience
Dr. Desman earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University in 1986. He then attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1990. In 1995, he completed his general surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 1997, Dr. Desman finished his plastic surgery training at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. He then moved to Roanoke, VA and joined the largest multi-specialty physician group in Virginia. In order to be closer to his family, he then began practicing plastic surgery in the Northern Virginia area. In 1999, he opened the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery with the goal of providing outstanding medical care and unparalleled levels of personalized service to all of his patients.
Dr. Desman is a board certified plastic surgeon. He received his certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 and was recertified in 2009 and 2019. In order to achieve board certification, Dr. Desman was required to undergo extensive training in the field of plastic surgery and take rigorous examinations evaluating his mastery of the specialty. By working with a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your procedure is being performed by a surgeon with the highest levels of training and experience.
Throughout his career, Dr. Desman has been active in medical community, and he is a member of the following organizations:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Medical Society of Virginia
- National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Desman is also board certified in hyperbaric medicine and serves as medical director of all three INOVA Wound Healing Centers, leading a dynamic team of specialists committed to healing complicated wounds using state-of-the-art treatment options and scientific advances, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).