About Katherine Hein M.D.

Katherine Hein M.D.Katherine Hein, MD 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.

Dr.  Hein is certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, specialized in breast and cosmetic surgery since 1999. She has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

Dr. Katherine Hein and her professional staff strive to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals with the least invasive and safest techniques to enhance their lives.

Dr. Hein, along with her all female staff, is committed to helping patients achieve optimal results though personalized service, meticulous care and enhanced communication.


  • 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,
  • Aesthetic Surgery Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University,
  • General Surgery Resident, New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard University,

Research Fellowship

  • 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

Hospital Appointments

  • MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Campus
  • MetroWest Medical Center, Natick Campus
  • Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley 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.

Book Chapters

  • 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



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