Ivona Percec, MD, PhD
Dr. Percec is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her undergraduate work in Molecular Biology and Medieval History at Princeton University. Dr. Percec obtained her medical degree and doctorate in genetics from the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency training in Plastic Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. At the completion of her training, Dr. Percec joined the Faculty of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where she divides her time between her clinical practice focused on aesthetic and rejuvenative surgery and her basic science laboratory that studies epigenetic pathways responsible for human adipose tissue and stem cell aging. Dr. Percec is currently the Associate Director of Cosmetic Surgery, Director of Basic Science Research, and Medical Director of the Skin Care Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Percec is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She regularly presents her work at national and international meetings and has authored numerous publications in both the plastic surgery and basic science literature. Dr. Percec has received many awards for her work and is dedicated to the advancement of the translational science of aging through the study of primary human adipose stem cells.