Michelle Roughton

Assistant Professor
Director of Microsurgery
UNC-Chapel Hill
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Area of Interest

Dr. Michelle Roughton began her career at UNC as an undergraduate student and completed medical school training here as well. She went on to the University of Chicago for her general surgery and plastic surgery training. She specializes in breast reconstruction of all types including both implant-based and autologous techniques. She has a particular interest in oncoplastic surgery as well (reconstruction of partial mastectomy defects). In addition to breast reconstruction, she performs general cancer reconstructions of all areas of the body including chest wall and extremity.Her research interests involve improving access to care for breast cancer patients across North Carolina.

Honors and Awards

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, May 2011 Boston, Massachusetts
“Maintenance of surgical weight loss in body contouring patients: 8-year cohort study”
Best Scientific Exhibit by a Resident
Charles B. Huggins Conference, Department of Surgery Research Day, March 27, 2010
“Optimizing delivery of breast conservation therapy: a multidisciplinary approach to oncoplastic surgery”
Best Resident Clinical Poster
ACMF/Foundations in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Course, November 7, 2009
Best case presentation

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