Aaron C Mason, MD, FACS, FAAP

Clinical Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

Aaron C. Mason, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a clinical professor and section chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Mason is board certified in both plastic surgery and general pediatrics. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery and pediatric plastic surgery, with clinical interests that include breast reconstructive surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, adult facial trauma, and pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip/palate and craniofacial care, dermatologic surgery, and vascular lesions. He was a primary investigator of research studying the use of liposuction-derived fat for reconstructive uses, including early studies investigating the prospect of stem cells residing in fat.

Dr. Mason completed residencies and fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Mason was an associate professor of plastic surgery and pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Colorado, where he was chief of the Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.

“I like to make my patients comfortable and feel included and active as participants in their care. Being engaged is a healthy first step toward outstanding outcomes," Dr. Mason said.

Dedicated to surgical education, Dr. Mason organized and secured accreditation for West Virginia's first integrated plastic surgery residency program during his tenure there, serving as program director for the new program. He has received two Cornerstone of Recovery Awards; the Distinguished Teaching Award; and the Bernard Zimmerman, MD Award for Outstanding Attending Surgeon.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Mason enjoys the outdoors and activities including hiking and biking. His two dogs keep him busy, and he is always up for travel; some of his favorite stops include Melbourne, Australia; Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, CA; anywhere in Italy; the south of Spain; and the Islands of Greece.

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  • MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, General Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Plastic Surgery
Hospital for Sick Children, Craniofacial Fellowship
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatrics