Therese K. White, MD, FACS


Dr. White is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. White is Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Maine Medical Center. She serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine, and is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic. She has also served as a member of the surgical staff at the Lahey Clinic. Dr. White graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Maine Medical Center and her Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts, with training in Microvascular Surgery. Dr. White joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1996.

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Thomas E. Vaughan, MD, FACS


Dr. Vaughan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and also serves as Clinical Instructor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughan graduated from Haverford College and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in General Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vaughan completed a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery, and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1999.

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Sirish Maddali, MD, FACS

Dr. Maddali is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and serves as Clinical Instructor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Maddali graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his General Surgery Residency at The New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell and his Fellowship in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, with training in Microvascular Surgery. Prior to joining Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates, he was in private practice in San Francisco.  Dr. Maddali joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 2010.

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Richard Kutz, MD, MPH, FACS


Dr. Kutz is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and serves as Clinical Instructor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kutz graduated from the Penn State College of Medicine, and completed General Surgery Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. While at Dartmouth, he earned a Master of Public Health degree focusing on healthcare policy and improvement. Dr. Kutz then completed his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (including hand and microsurgery) in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program, with training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Additionally, he received training in pediatric plastic surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston and in burn reconstruction at Shriner’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Kutz joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 2011. Contact Dr. Kutz.

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John Kirkham, MD, FACS

Dr. Kirkham is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kirkham graduated cum laude from Harvard College. He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where his honors included the Allen O. Whipple Award for Outstanding Performance in Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Kirkham completed three years of general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by plastic and hand surgery training in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program. He is an active member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and of the American Association for Hand Surgery. Dr. Kirkham joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 2014.

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Arthur Turko, MD

Dr. Turko is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and serves as Clinical Instructor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Turko graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and received his MD from Harvard University Medical School, where he received multiple honors including the Linnane Award for Excellence and Leadership. He completed the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program, serving as chief resident and as a member of the Face/ Hand Transplant Team. Most recently, Dr. Turko completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery and Microsurgery at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 2015.

Katharine Connolly, MD

Dr. Connolly is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Connolly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri and received her MD from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Connolly completed the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Plastic Surgery Residency in Arizona and, previously, her general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center, where she was chief resident. She joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 2016.

Jean J. Labelle, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Retired

Dr. Labelle retired in 2000, after contributing nearly 30 years of excellence to the practice of plastic surgery and to the Plastic & Hand surgical facility he founded in 1976. We regret his passing in 2016. A board-certified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon, Dr. Labelle was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) beginning in 1969 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons beginning in 1972. He helped train a generation of plastic surgeons, serving as a clinical instructor at Maine Medical Center for the University of Vermont College of Medicine and as teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic. A native of Canada, Dr. Labelle graduated from Rouyn College and received his medical degree from Ottawa Medical School. Following residencies in general and hand surgery at Grace Hospital in Detroit and in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Labelle began practicing in Maine in 1971.

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Robert B. Waterhouse MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Retired

Dr. Waterhouse retired from practice in 2006, following 28 years of distinction in the practice of plastic surgery – caring for patients, teaching medical students and serving in leadership roles at Maine Medical Center. We regret his recent passing. He was recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), and was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Waterhouse served on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was a past president of the Maine Medical Center medical staff. Dr. Waterhouse graduated from Middlebury College and the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center and his residency in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Waterhouse joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1978.

David G. Fitz, MD, FACS

Retired

Dr. Fitz retired in 2015, after 28 years of extraordinary skill and dedication as a plastic surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Fitz was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. He had clinical privileges at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire, where he also saw patients and performed surgery. Dr. Fitz graduated from Harvard College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Maine Medical Center and his Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, with training in Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Fitz joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1987.

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Richard C. Flaherty, MD, FACS

Retired

Dr. Flaherty retired in 2016 after 35 years of compassionate and exceptional patient care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Flaherty was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Flaherty graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Maine Medical Center and his Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Flaherty completed a Head and Neck Fellowship at Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1981.

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John A. Attwood, MD, FACS

Retired

Dr. Attwood retired in 2016 following 30 years of contributions to patient care and physician education in Maine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Attwood was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic and served as Associate Clinical Professor at Maine Medical Center for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Attwood graduated from St. Michael’s College and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Maine Medical Center and his Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, with training in Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Attwood joined Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates in 1986.

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