About Dr. Coon

Dr. Devin O'Brien Coon

Devin O'Brien Coon, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Director, Complex Gender & Microvascular Surgery Program
Clinical Director and Surgical Co-Director, Brigham Center for Transgender Health
Adjunct Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Devin O’Brien Coon, MD, MSE is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Boston, MA. He joined Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School from Johns Hopkins University, where he was previously Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Dean’s Research Fellowship and Dean’s Merit Scholarship. He also holds a master’s of science in engineering in bioengineering from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at the Johns Hopkins University/University of Maryland/Shock Trauma program.

Dr. Coon is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally and is on the editorial board of the two premiere plastic surgery journals (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal). He has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications and received numerous awards, including the BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) award. He is a two-time recipient of the D. Ralph Millard award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation for best scientific plastic surgery manuscript and was named Innovator of the Year by the Maryland Daily Record.

He directs a research lab focusing on skin regeneration and fibrosis and is an NIH-funded researcher whose inventions have led to numerous patents and a venture-backed startup company. He is one of a select group of physicians to have invented and developed medical devices (including a bioresorbable surgical implant and a 3-D ultrasound imaging system) through the entire development process from initial concept through to testing, FDA approval and clinical use. 

He is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His particular areas of clinical expertise include facial surgery, genital gender-affirming surgery and genital/pelvic reconstruction for revision or cancer patients.