Dr. José Muñoz
Born and raised in the largest island in the Caribbean (Cuba), Dr. José Muñoz emigrated at the young age of 15 years. Not knowing a word of English, he transitioned through his high school education and was able to attend Swarthmore College, one of the most prestigious liberal arts schools in the nation. While there, he completed his premedical program, which ultimately propelled him to get accepted to study medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers Medical School). He was one of four yearly recipients of the distinguished “Humanism Scholar Award”, which focused on the importance of integrating compassion and humanism into the doctor-patient relationship.
His interest in anatomy and hands-on approach when it came to healing the human body were instrumental in the decision making to pursue a General Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. There, he trained under Dr. Charles Yeo, a world expert in pancreatic disease and surgery. During this time, Dr. Muñoz was captivated by the artistic, versatile and malleable nature of the field of Plastic Surgery. As a result, he was awarded a Plastic Surgery Fellowship position at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia; and under the tutelage of Dr. James Bradley (world-renowned craniofacial surgeon) and Dr. James Fox (with nearly forty years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery), amongst other top-notch faculty, he was trained to perform numerous cosmetic and reconstructive procedures throughout the human body.
Dr. José Muñoz’s interests include traumatic and cosmetic pathology of the face and craniofacial skeleton, primary and secondary breast reconstruction, breast asymmetry, body contouring, traumatic and chronic wounds of the body, and reconstruction after Mohs surgery.