Dr. Burton M. Sundin’s Educational Background

Born in Virginia Beach, Dr. Sundin is a native of Virginia. He is a graduate of the Norfolk Academy and went on from there to attend Duke University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke in 1993, receiving degrees in both biology and art history. He continued his education, becoming a triple graduate of Duke University before completing medical school at Duke University Medical Center in 1997 and his residency in Plastic Surgery at Duke in 2003.

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Professional Excellence

Dr. Sundin is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, having trained in all forms of plastic surgery and having completed two advanced fellowships. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, where he completed a dedicated hand surgery fellowship. 

He has also completed an advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, under the guidance of one of the fathers of modern plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Luis Vasconez. While at UAB, Dr. Sundin was given a faculty appointment as an Instructor. He is familiar with all of the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery and remains committed to naturalistic results that truly enhance his patients’ lives and appearances.

Board Certification

  • Dr. Burton M. Sundin is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2006


  • Duke University Medical Center, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery: 1997-2003.


  • Duke University School of Medicine: MD, 1997.
  • Duke University: BS, Biology; BA, Art History, 1993. 
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Norfolk Academy, 1989


  • Hand Fellowship: Kleinert, Kutz, and Associates, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, 2001.
  • Aesthetic and Breast Surgery Fellowship: Dr. Luis Vasconez, University of Alabama Birmingham, 7/2003-7/2004.
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  • Self-employed, Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, PC (Dr. Sundin’s Private Practice): 7/1/2004-Present
  • Retreat Hospital-Wound Healing Center: Staff, Plastic Surgeon, 2008-2014
  • Charleston Area Medical Center: Locum Tenens Plastic Surgeon, Charleston , WV: 2/2008- 7/3/2008
  • Locumtenens.com: 12/2007-Present, credentialed for locum tenens work in plastic surgery

Selected Publications

  • Sundin B, Hussein M, Glasofer S, El Falaky M, Abdel Aleem S, Sachse R, Klitzman B: The Role of Allopurinol and Deferoxamine in Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Pigs. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 105:1408-1421, 2000.
  • Erdmann D, Sundin B, Yasui K, Wong M, Levin L: Microsurgical Free Flap Transfer to Amputation Sites: Indications and Results. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 48:167-172, 2002.
  • Erdmann D, Sundin B, Moquin K, Young K, Georgiade G: Delay in Unipedicled TRAM Flap Reconstruction of the Breast: A Review of 76 Consecutive Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 110(3): 762-7, 2002.
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A Chronically Hypoxic and Ischemic Rat Dorsal Skin Flap: A Novel Model for Wound Healing Studies

American Microcirculatory Society, 1996
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1996

Delay in Unipedicled TRAM Flap Reconstruction of the Breast: A Review of 76 Consecutive Cases

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2001, Awarded Best Scientific Poster

Microsurgical Free Flap Transfer to Amputation Sites: Indications and Results

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, 2003

Modification of Fibrous Capsule Formation Around Implants Using TempostatinTM (Halofuginone)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2003
Presented by Kevin Olbrich, Phd. and Ricardo Meade, MD

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Societal Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Candidate Member-American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine

Consulting and Expert Witnessing Experience

  • Council Member, Gerson-Lehman Group Online Consulting Platform, 2007-Present
    Employed via GLG as expert for various companies, consultations performed via teleconference.
  • Plastic Surgery Consultant/ Expert, CosmeticProtect Insurance, Venture Specialty Insurance/Markel Corporation, 2008-Present
    Provide expert advice regarding plastic surgery procedures
  • Multiple legal cases reviewed- 2006-Present
    Provided expert opinions and depositions

Areas of Expertise

  • Biotechnology and Medical Devices Related to Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Biotechnology relative to Wound Care and Wound Healing
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Face & Left Lift
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • Liposuction
  • Non-Invasive & Surgical Body Contouring
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Wound Healing
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