Medical Background

Lakeland, Polk County, FL Plastic Surgery Patients

Medical Background

Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD, is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

He takes great pride in his reputation as one of the most highly skilled plastic surgeons in Lakeland.

Please peruse the information below to learn more about Dr. Gerzenshtein’s education, experience and accomplishments.


1989-1993 State University of New York Stonybrook,NY
Bachelor’s Degree
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
1993-1997 Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, IL
  • Medical Doctor
2004 March Board Certification in General Surgery Chicago, IL
2006 November Board Certification in Plastic Surgery Tucson, AZ

Work Experience


1997-2002 Metropolitan Group Hospitals
Residency in General Surgery
Chicago, IL
2002-2003 University of Mississippi
Medical Center Craniofacial
Jackson, MS
2003-2005 University of Mississippi
Medical Center Residency in Plastic Surgery
Jackson, MS
2005-Present Plastic Surgery Staff Physician
Mercy Regional Healthcare Center
Janesville, WI

Academic Activities


Cronin DC 2nd, Schechter L, Lohman RF, Limsrichamrern S, Winans CG, Gerzenshtein J, Millis JM. Advances in pediatric liver transplantation: continuous monitoring of portal venous and hepatic artery flow with an implantable Doppler probe. Transplantation. 2002 Sep ;74(6):887-90.

Maker V, Gerzenshtein J, Lerner T. Annular pancreas in the adult: two case reports and review of more than a century of literature. Am Surg. 2003 May ;69(5):404-10.

Zhang F, Oswald T, Holt J, Gerzenshtein J, Lei MP, Lineaweaver WC. Regulation of Induceable Nitric Oxide Synthetase in Ischemic Preconditioning of Muscle Flap in A Rat Model. Ann Plast Surg. 2004 Jun ;52(6):609-13.

Oswald TM, Zhang F, Lei MP, Gerzenshtein J, Tschoi M, Lineaweaver WC. Muscle Flap Preservation with End-to-Side Neurrorhaphy: An Experimental Study. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2004 Aug ;20(6):483-8.

Zhang F, Hu EC, Gerzenshtein J, Lei MP, Lineaweaver WC. The expression of proinflammatory cytokines in the rat muscle flap with ischemia-reperfusion injury. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Mar;54(3):313-7.

Gerzenshtein J., et al. Avoiding free nipple grafting with the inferior pedicle technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Sep;55(3):245-9.

Gerzenshtein J., et al. Immediate Mandibular Reconstruction With Microsurgical Fibula Flap Transfer Following Wide Resection For Ameloblastoma. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2006 Jan ;17(1):178-82.

Presented: “The End of the Free Nipple Graft,” ASPRS Annual Meeting, Breast Papers, October 27, 2003, San Diego, CA.

Presented: “The expression of proinflammatory cytokines in the rat muscle flap with ischemia-reperfusion injury,” SESPRS Annual Meeting, Resident Competition Papers, June 10, 2005. Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Gerzenshtein J, Stover S, Lineaweaver WC. “Failed and Failing Microsurgical Flaps.” James C. Grotting. Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, November 2006.

Oswald TM, Stover SA, Gerzenstein J, Lei MP, Feng Z, Muskett A, Hu E, MD, Angel MF, Lineaweaver WC. Immediate and Delayed Use of Arteriovenous’ Fistulae in Microsurgical Flap Procedures. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Jan;58(1):61-3.

Serving plastic surgery patients from Lakeland.

 Dr. Gerzenshtein’s education and experience allow him to confidently perform a variety of leading-edge procedures for the face, breast and body. He specializes in helping Lakeland rhinoplasty and facelift patients achieve more proportionate, youthful facial profiles. He also has multiple years’ experience treating patients seeking breast augmentations, liposuction and tummy tucks in Lakeland.