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Ian Powelson

Ian A. Powelson, MD

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Surgery Critical Care
  • Burn Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

Ian Powelson, M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Shriners Children’s Northern California. He attended Columbia University and the University of Michigan Medical school, earning BA and M.D. degrees, followed by a six-year training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In addition, he completed fellowships in hand and upper extremity surgery (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and burn surgery (LAC+USC Medical Center), making him one of the only surgeons in the United States to have completed this combination of training.

At Shriners Children's, he performs variety of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures, but has a special interest in reconstruction after burn injury. As a result of his comprehensive training, he is able to employ the full spectrum of reconstructive techniques to address burn scars from head to toe, including laser treatment, dermabrasion, skin grafting, tissue expansion and flap surgery. In addition, he treats patients with wounds of all kinds, including complex pressure injuries occurring in the setting of spinal cord injury and spina bifida.

Pediatric Care


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Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Michigan - School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
United States of America

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

LAC + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America


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