- Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
- University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
- NYU Department of Plastic Surgery
- Training in general surgery at hospitals in Istanbul and Ankara
- General surgery training: Staten Island University Hospital
The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction participates in a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon NJ Health, Qualcare, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.
Hakan Usal, MD
Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Usal graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. He began his medical career as a practitioner at the Russian border of Turkey at Mount Ararat where Noah’s Ark was lost. He furthered his surgical expertise by completing training in general surgery at hospitals in Istanbul and Ankara. After additional training in general surgery and plastic surgery in Aberdeen, Scotland, he moved to the United States, where he continued his general surgery training at Staten Island University Hospital. Upon finishing a fellowship in microsurgery at the prestigious NYU Department of Plastic Surgery, he went on to complete his training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is the Director of the Microsurgery Division in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health and the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. He is also the designated plastic surgeon for the Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP) team at Hackensack University Medical Center and is part of a board-certified microsurgery team based in Rockland County, offering innovative breast reconstruction procedures for breast cancer patients.
As an internationally recognized plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Usal has contributed to numerous articles, chapters, and textbooks. He's been invited to give lectures on the latest techniques in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. He has also been invited as a guest faculty member at the International Masters Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) in Paris, France. He holds visiting professorship at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. One of Dr. Usal’s favorite leisure activities is ocean sailing. In 2009, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and has been recognized for successfully completing the U.S. Coast Guard-approved curriculum for Upgrade Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels to Master 100 Tons. As watch captain for two consecutive years, he won in his division at the Marion to Bermuda Race in 2005 and at the Newport Bermuda Race the following year.