Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

216 Ratings

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Botulinum Toxin, Lower Extremity Trauma, Head and Neck Oncology, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Surgery

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4171


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Trinity College , 1969
  • M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine , 1973
  • Residency, Surgery, Boston U Med Ctr-Child Amb, 1978
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Duke University School of Medi, 1979
  • Fellowship, University of Louisville, 1979
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1981

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Plastic Surgery


  • Wound Healing Society
  • Am Burn Assn
  • Am Cleft Palate Assn
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Plastic & Reconst.Su
  • Am Soc Of Reconstructive Micro
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

NPI Number

  • 1073598017
Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

216 Ratings

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4150 | Department: 336-716-4171


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Recent Publications

Forsberg CG, Kelly DA, Wood BC, Mastrangelo SL, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, David LR, Marks MW. Aesthetic outcomes of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(Suppl 2):S116-S120.

Showalter BM, Crantford JC, Russell GB, Marks MW, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, Pestana IA, David LR. The effect of reusable versus disposable draping material on infection rates in implant-based breast reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S165-S169.

Kelly DA, Crantford C, Reynolds M, Defranzo AJ. Use of integra in the management of complex hand wounds from cancer resection and non-burn trauma [abstract]. Wound Repair Regen. 2014;22(2):A49.

Powers AK, Neal MT, Argenta LC, Wilson JA, DeFranzo AJ, Tatter SB. Vacuum-assisted closure for complex cranial wounds involving the loss of dura mater. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(2):302-308.

Cartwright MS, White DL, Demar S, Wiesler ER, Sarlikiotis T, Chloros GD, Yoon JS, Won SJ, Molnar JA, Defranzo AJ, Walker FO. Median nerve changes following steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2011;44(1):25-29.

Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L. Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.

Marks MW, Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ. Principles and applications of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) In: Weinzweig J, ed. Plastic surgery secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier;2010: 38-44.

Pyle JW, Holladay J, Molnar JA, Martin JS, DeFranzo AJ. Multiple modality treatment regimen in an aggressive resistant fungal hand infection: a case report. Hand (N Y). 2010;5(3):318-321.

DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC. Vacuum-assisted closure in extremity trauma In: Moran SL, Cooney WP, eds. Soft tissue surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2009: 49-60.

Park CA, Defranzo AJ, Marks MW, Molnar JA. Outpatient reconstruction using integra* and subatmospheric pressure. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(2):164-169.

Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L. Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.

Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ, Molnar JA, Stoeckel WT. Vacuum assisted devices for difficult wounds of the face and neck In: Horn DB, Hebda PA, Gosain AK, Friedman CD, eds. Essential tissue healing of the face and neck. Shelton (CT): People's Medical Publishing House;2009: 399-408.

Wood BC, David LR, Defranzo AJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Geisinger KR, Marks MW, Levine EA. Impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy on immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):551-556.

Wong SL, Defranzo AJ, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC. Loxoscelism and negative pressure wound therapy (vacuum-assisted closure): a clinical case series. Am Surg. 2009;75(11):1128-1131.

DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC. Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.

Powers AD, David LR, DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC, Tatter SB. Vacuum assisted closure for open brain wounds [abstract]. In: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2007 Apr 14-19; Washington (DC). 2007;():41982.

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Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

Botulinum Toxin, Lower Extremity Trauma, Head and Neck Oncology, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Surgery
Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.216 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

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Needed a little more instruction on after surgery care


Very good in all.


Dr. Defranzo is very easy to talk with, has a sense of humor, makes me comfortable, is very professional.


really like our doctor and the staff. Do not feel like a number but treating as an important patient.




Best provider at WFU Medical.


The Best


Excellent doctor. Many members of my family go to him. He is extremely professional, yet has a caring and courteous bedside manner.


Very good.


Let me know what's going on with me step by step?


I had asked around before deciding on Dr. Defranzo as I do not know any of the Plastic Surgery Doctors. I chose Dr. Defranzo because he has been at the hospital for awhile and has experience. And one of my co-workers works on the Plastics Unit and recommended him also.


Dr DeFranzo is wonderful, I always feel like I am in excellent hands when I go to his office. his staff is also great, they are always very welcoming. Great office team!


Excellent experience on every level.


Very good doctor. All medical places need more doctors like this.


It was a good experience.


Excellent Dr.


*Dr. Defranzo always provides more attention than expected.


Very good experience


I like what he explained to me and how he would do the procedure, how long I would heal.


My Doctor is wonderful


Have had very good experiences with this doctor and staff each & every time I have been there. Excellent care.


I was completely satisfied with the provider

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