Diane L. Colgan MD, FACS

Bethesda, MD, US
Diane L. Colgan MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Colgan has been in private practice in the Washington Metropolitan area since 1980 following her career in the United States Navy Medical Corps on active duty for 12 years. She continued as a Naval Reservist for 10 years and ietired from her commission as a Captain in the Medical Corps in 1990.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Colgan offers Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures that include Facelift, Neck Lift, Forehead Lift, Cheek and Chin Implants and Blepharoplasty (eyes).

Additionally, Dr. Colgan is experienced with breast surgeries and reconstructions that include Breast Implants, Breast Lifts and Breast Reductions (including those for males with gynecomastia.)

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery - '1976
American Board of Surgery - 1974
Fellow - American College of Surgeons

Virginia - 1987 - Present
Maryland - 1970' Present
District of Columbia - 1978 - Present
Pennsylvania - 1970 - Present

Professional Background

Dr Diane Colgan is a Board Certified Plastic surgeon and General surgeon, who has been practicing cosmetic surgery, serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area for over 25 years.

She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

After graduation, she began her medical career in the U.S. Navy and subsequently reached the rank of Captain and became Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center.

In 1988 she established her private practice in Potomac, MD to focus on aesthetic cosmetic surgery. While the majority of her patients are from the Washington, DC, MD and VA area, her reputation and experience has resulted in patients traveling from as far away as Texas, New York and Florida to receive their personal surgeries from Dr Colgan.

Her broad knowledge and experience offers you the finest medical care which, when combined with her caring and understanding make her the ideal first choice for your personal surgery.

EMR Liability lssues, Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland - 2014
HIV/AIDS Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals Medstar WHC - 2014
The Aesthetic Meeting New York - 2013
Transitions in Care for Clinicians and Caregivers/Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine - 2012
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Update/Pennsylvania - 2012
48th Annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium ASAPS - 2014
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction/Georgetown University Hospital, 2013
- ASAPS - American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Teaching Appointments

Past Chief of Surgery, Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, MD.
Past Chief of Plastic Surgery, Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, MD.
Past Chief of Plastic Surgery, Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, MD.

Publications and Presentations

During her career in private practice Dr. Colgan has been invited to address diverse groups, including various women's groups, The Cancer Research Foundation Associates' Council and other organizations on some of the following topics:

Patient & Family Centered Care, Suburban Hospiial Board of Trustees, Medical Quality Committee
Cosmetic Surgery Advances
Maintaining a Good Self-lmage in Menopause and Beyond
Current Trends in Cosmelic Surgery
The New You: A Look at Plastic Surgery Just for Women
Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer
Facts & Findings in Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction and Other Aesthetic Procedures in Women
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Men and Women

She has also made guest appearances on various television programs about Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, including WETA-TV, Gable TV & CBS.

Awards & Honors

The Best Doctors in America@ - 1996 - 2004 and 2007 '2010
Top Doctors, WASHINGToNIAN MAGAZINE - 1991 - Present

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Dr Colgan is currently a member of the medical staff and has surgical privileges at:
Suburban Hospital – Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC
Sibley Hospital, Washington, DC

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society oJ Plastic Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Women's Association
Association of Military Plastic Surgeons
Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland
Medical Society of Montgomery County, Maryland

Offices Held

Chair Elect Medical Staff, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2014 -2016
President Medical Staff, Subu:ban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2012-2014
Director, Physician Assistants, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine' Bethesda, MD 2008 - Present
Member, Board of Trustees, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD July 2006 - June 2008
Clinical Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 1986 - Present
Credentials Committee, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Mediclne, Bethesda, MD 2000 - Present
Chair of Plastic Surgery, Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine' Bethesda, MD 2000 - 2003
Chair of Plastic Surgery, Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD 1986 - 2010
Credentials Committee, Montgomery General Hospital, Olney' MD 2004 - Present
Chair, Plastic Surgery Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 1977 - 1979

Your Consultation

Dr. Colgan and her staff have the training and experience to give you the care you have always wanted. Our complete range of procedures will be discussed during your FREE initial consultation.

Diane L. Colgan MD, FACS

10411 Motor City Drive,
Suite 615, Bethesda, MD, 20817,

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