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Eti Gursel, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator), Wayne State University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harper University Hospital
Office Address:
Harper University Hospital
4160 John R., HPOB, Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-8773
Fax: (313) 745-1873
SPECIALTY: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Hand Reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Burn Surgery, Facial Surgery, Wound Care


– American Board of Plastic Surgery – Board Certified

– M.D. – University of Ankara Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
– B.A. – Ankara University of Science, Ankara, Turkey

– Special Study (Burns), Brookes Army Medical Center, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX
– Plastic Surgery Residency, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
– General Surgery Resident, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
– Resident in Surgery, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey


  1. A survey of current state of training of plastic surgery residents. Hashmi A, Khan FA, Herman F, Narasimhan N, Khan S, Kubiak C, Gursel E, Edelman DA.BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jun 27;10(1):234. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2561-5.PMID: 28655336 Free PMC article.
  2. Split latissimus dorsi muscle flap repair of acquired, nonmalignant, intrathoracic tracheoesophageal and bronchoesophageal fistulas. Hammoudeh ZS, Gursel E, Baciewicz FA Jr.Heart Lung Circ. 2015 Jun;24(6):e75-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.12.166. Epub 2015 Jan 28.PMID: 25697381
  3. The deltopectomyomammary flap: a new flap for use in coverage of large anterior chest wall defects. Spiess AM, Baciewicz FA Jr, Gursel E. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr;121(4):226e-7e
  4. Nora’s lesion: Case report and literature review of a bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation of a small finger. Gursel E, Jarrahnejad P, Arneja JS, Malamet M, Akinfolarin J, Chang YJ. Can J Plast Surg. 2008 Winter;16(4):232-5
  5. Fascial release of the pectoralis major: a technique used in pectoralis major muscle closure of the mediastinum in cases of mediastinitis. Spiess AM, Balakrishnan C, Gursel E.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Feb;119(2):573-7.


Grand Rounds lecturer, Didactics, operating room/clinic instruction, workshops/cadaver course

Grand Rounds lecturer, Didactics, operating room /clinic instruction, workshops/cadaver course, residency program academic advisor