Katherine Hein M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Katherine Hein is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Framingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Hein is a native of Michigan, where she attended college and medical school at the University of Michigan. She then trained at Harvard University in general surgery. After 2 years of scientific research studying the effects of Type II diabetes on the aorta, she returned to the Harvard University Plastic Surgery residency program for two years of plastic surgery residency. Finally, she completed another year of training focused on aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery, again at Harvard University.
Dr. Hein has been practicing as a plastic surgeon in Framingham since 1999. She believes in providing high-quality, individualized treatment that meets the your goals with the least risk and greatest improvement. She truly believes that feeling more confident in your looks makes you more confident in your actions.
Dr. Hein’s passion for high quality patient care led her to graduate from Yale University’s School of Management Healthcare Focused Executive MBA program in 2012. Dr. Hein brings the leadership skills she learned at Yale to her role as the Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery at MetroWest Medical Center.
Dr. Hein’s warm and caring manner are echoed in her staff’s interactions with patients. After all, we could not be successful for so many years without providing excellent, personalized service and highly competent surgical care. Our experienced and caring team looks forward to meeting with you to evaluate and discuss your plastic surgical needs. We are committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals, together.
M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 1991
B.A., with Distinction, University of Michigan, 1987
M.B.A., Yale University, 2012
Post Doctoral Training
Plastic Surgery Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University, 1997–1999
Aesthetic Surgery Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University, 1996–1997
General Surgery Resident, New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard University, 1991–1996
Vascular Surgery Research Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center/
Harvard Medical School, 1994–1996
Licensure and Board Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000; Re-certified, 2009
Licensed in Massachusetts since 1994
MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Campus
MetroWest Medical Center, Natick Campus
Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery, MetroWest Medical Center
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Chair, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee, MetroWest Medical Center
Member, Operating Room Committee, MetroWest Medical Center
Member, Boston Surgical Society
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
Awards & Honors
Joseph P. Murray Award, Best Resident Paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1998
Harvard-Longwood Area Vascular Research Fellowship, 1994-1996
Class Honors, Class of 1987, University of Michigan
Regents of the University of Michigan Scholar
National Merit Scholar
Hein, K.D., Wechsler, M.E., Schwartzstein, R.M., Morris, D.J. The adult respiratory distress syndrome after dextran infusion as an antithrombotic agent in free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 103(6):1706–8, May, 1999.
Hein, K.D., Morris, D.J., Goldwyn, R.M., Kolker, A. Dermal autografts for fascial repair after TRAM flap harvest. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 102(7): 2287–92, December, 1998.
Kolker, A.R., Wolfort, F.G., Upton, J., Tahan, S.R., Hein, K.D., Zewert, T.F. Plantar verrucous carcinoma following transmetatarsal amputation and renal transplantation. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 40(5):404–9, May, 1998.
Hein, K.D. Use of fibrin sealant to prevent seromas in rats (letter). Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 101(6):1744–5, May, 1998.
Hein, K.D., Goldwyn, R.M., Morris, D.J., Kolker, A.R. Repair of abdominal fascial defects with dermal autografts. Plastic Surgical Forum, 1997, Volume XX, p.166.
Slavin, S.A., Hein, K.D. The Midabdominal TRAM Flap. In: Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art, (Spear, S., editor). Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA, 1998, pp.565–576.
Hein, K.D., King, G.L. Abnormalities in the Endothelium in Diabetes Mellitus. In: Endocrinology of the Vasculature (Sowers, J.R., editor). Humana Press Inc., Jun 24 1966
Complete confidence. I have had to have moles removed from my face and no scars. I had to have eye lid surgery and she did an amazing job. I needed to go back for another skin issue years later and she asked me about my boys and job while she was giving me stitches. I couldn’t believe she remembered. And I have no concerns about scars.
I just have to say this is the nicest Surgeon and the best friendliest staff!! Dr. Hein took great care of me. I went in because of a horrible scar from an old injury and she made it look so much better. I am no longer self conscious and am so happy! Thank you for your kindness and expertise.