Meet Dr. Zegzula

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Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Portland since 1999. He has been featured multiple times in Portland Monthly’s annual “Top Doctors” issue, having been selected by his fellow surgeons as one of the top physicians in the area. Dr. Zegzula is one of the few plastic surgeons in Portland – or the entire state – to have trained at the renowned Harvard University School of Medicine. Peers describe his surgical technique as careful and precise, and patients describe his bedside manner as warm and engaging.

To request a consultation with Dr. Zegzula or another surgeon at Portland Plastic Surgery Group, use our convenient online form, or call us directly at  (503) 292-9200.

Training & Accreditation

Dr. Zegzula graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1991 before going on to complete 8 years of residencies, including a plastic surgery residency at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as a clinical fellow in surgery at Harvard University before relocating to Oregon to begin private practice. He has thousands of hours of hands-on plastic surgery training, as well as 20 years in practice here in Portland.

Dr. Zegzula is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zegzula is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, the Oregon Medical Association and the Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Zegzula’s professional résumé shows the depth and breadth of his training and qualifications.

Dr. Zegzula has worked hard to establish his reputation as one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Portland metro area. The personal pride he takes in each procedure is apparent in his beautiful surgical results and his thousands of satisfied patients. His clinical focus is breast and body cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction.

Dr. Zegzula carefully balances work and family time with his wife of 31 years, April, and his daughters Elizabeth and Hillary. He enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family.

Dr. Zegzula’s Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000
Diplomat, American Board of Medical Examiners, 1992

Work History

Portland Plastic Surgery Group, LLC., March 2014 – present
1200 NW Naito Parkway #310
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 292-9200

Portland Plastic Surgery, PC, February 2002 – March 2014

The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery, August 1999 – February 2002

Education and Honors

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114

  • Residency in Plastic Surgery, July 1997 – June 1999

Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon 97201-3098

  • Internship in General Surgery, June 1991 – June 1992
  • Residency in General Surgery, July 1992 – June 1996
  • Chief Resident in General Surgery, July 1996 – June 1997
    • Transplant Surgery Resident Award, 1996

St. Louis University School of Medicine 1987 – 1991
St. Louis, Missouri 63104

  • Doctor of Medicine, May 1991
    • Surgery Award, 1991
    • Student Executive Committee, 1989-90

University of Puget Sound 1983 – 1987
Tacoma, Washington 98416

  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, May 1987
    • Graduated with Honors
    • Dr. Richard A. Slater Memorial Scholarship, 1986
    • Phi Kappa Phi, 1987
    • Phi Sigma, 1985
    • Dean’s List, Fall 1985, Spring 1986

Academic Appointments

Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard University 1997
Assistant in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital 1998

State Licensure

Oregon 1992-present

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2002 – present (FACS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002 – present (ASPS)
Oregon Medical Association, 1997-present
Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1999 – present
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2005 – present


Bilateral reduction mammoplasty in combination with lumpectomy for treatment of breast cancer in patients with macromastia Chang E, Johnson N, Webber B, Booth J, Rahhal D, Gannett D, Johnson W, Franzini D, Zegzula H The American Journal of Surgery 187(5):647-51 May 2004

Treatment of the exposed Achilles tendon using negative pressure wound therapy: a case report. Huegel JR, Parks KS, Christie SS, Pulito JF, Zegzula HD, Kemalyan NA Journal of Bum Care and Rehabilitation 2002 May-June;23(3): 167-71

Infusion port dislodgement of bilateral breast tissue expanders after MR!. Zegzula HD, Lee WP Annals of Plastic Surgery 46(1):46-8, January 2001

Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 and collagen for bone regeneration. Hollinger JO, Schmitt JM, Buck DC, Shannon R, Joh SP, Zegzula HD, Wozney J Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 43( 4):356-64, 1998 Winter

Bone Formation with Use ofrhBMP-2 (Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2). Zegzula H, Buck D, Brekke J, Wozney J, Hollinger J The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 79-A: 1778-1790, December 1997

Poly(D-hydroxy acid) Carrier for Delivering Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 for Bone Regeneration. Hollinger J, Mayer M, Buck D, Zegzula H, Ron E, Smith J, Jin L, Wozney J Journal of Controlled Release 39:287-304

Bone Growth Factors and their Controlled Delivery in Bone Repair. Hollinger J, Smith J, Buck D, Zegzula H, Ron E, Kenley R J of Materials Sciences -in press.

Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Collagen for Bone Regeneration. Hollinger J, Buck D, Schmidt J, Shannon R, Seong- Pil J, ZegzulaH, Wozney J Journal of Applied Biomaterials, -accepted for publication, Special Ed. Summer 1998

Presentations of Abstracts

Bone Growth Factors and their Controlled Delivery in Bone Repair.
Hollinger J, Smith J, Buck D, Zegzula H, Ron E, Kenley R

  • Presented at the 12th European Conference on Biomaterials, September 1995

Bone Regeneration Using Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic
Protein-2. Zegzula H, Hollinger J, Buck D, Seyfer A, Brekke J, Wozney J

  • Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 1995
  • Chosen best basic laboratory research paper at 1995 ACS regional resident trauma paper competition

Anastomotic Leak: A review of risk factors and methods of diagnosis and surgical treatment. Zegzula HD, Ester! RM, Andrus CH, Wade TP.

  • Presented at 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, April 1991

“Needle Free” External Tissue Expander Valves: A Biomechanical Study. Zegzula HD, Rinehart GC.

  • Presented at 31 st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, May 1991

Poster Presentations

The use of a vacuum assisted closure system for the treatment of wound infections in morbidly obese patients following kidney transplantation. Viken Douzdjian, MD, Kevin McEvoy, MD, Daniel Zegzula, MD, William Bennet MD

  • Presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons’ 4th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium January 2004