Russell Babbitt, M.D., specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face and body, with a special focus on breast implant revision and secondary cosmetic breast surgery. He also has extensive experience with facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal. Dr. Babbitt is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A native of southeastern Massachusetts, Dr. Babbitt graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 1999 with a degree in biology. From there, he went on to University of Massachusetts Medical School, and received his M.D. in 2003. He continued at UMass Medical Center for his internship and residency training in General Surgery, and went on to complete his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2010.
In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Babbitt completed a two-year research fellowship in the areas of microsurgery, human anatomy, limb reconstruction, complex models of wound healing, and abdominal reconstruction. He co-authored a textbook chapter as well as several journal articles, and has presented research at regional, national and international conferences.
Dr. Babbitt has been part of volunteer programs at every stage of his career and has found these experiences to be some of the most fulfilling aspects of his professional life. During residency and fellowship, he participated in multiple trips to South America where he was part of a team that performed cleft lip, cleft palate, burn and congenital hand surgeries. He plans to continue this work throughout his career, and encourages everyone to support programs that help bring much-needed medical and surgical care to those who are less fortunate.