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Ergun Kocak, MD

Dr. Ergun Kocak is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery in Ohio.Dr. Ergun Kocak is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Bluffton and Perrysburg, Ohio. His specialized training in advanced reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgeries, paired with his expertise in microsurgical breast reconstruction and body contouring, draws patients from cities across Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and beyond, including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Fort Wayne, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Fellowship-trained in microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Kocak performs over 200 DIEP and other microvascular free flap breast reconstructions annually at hospitals in Toledo, Bowling Green, Findlay, Bluffton, and Lima.

Education Overview

After graduating from the University of Michigan with Honors, Dr. Kocak went on to complete medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Kocak continued his training by completing his plastic surgery residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, he completed a Research Fellowship and earned a Masters of Sciences degree in Medical Sciences from The Ohio State University’s Graduate School. After residency, he further specialized by completing a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and cancer reconstruction at the esteemed M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Areas of Expertise

Patients from across the Midwest seek Dr. Kocak’s expertise for an array of advanced reconstructive procedures, including:

Career and Accomplishments

Before starting his current practice, Dr. Kocak spent several years working in major academic medical centers, including:

      • Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio (2000-2008)
      • Clinical Specialist and Microsurgery Fellow in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas (2008-2009)
      • Assistant professor and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (2009-2014)

During his tenure at these prestigious institutions, Dr. Kocak authored dozens of scientific and clinical research papers which have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also been invited to speak at symposiums across the United States and Internationally.

Dr. Ergun is speaking to a patient at Midwest Breast & Aesthetics Surgery Ohio

In 2013, he co-founded Ohio plastic surgery center, Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery, with Dr. Pankaj Tiwari. His mission is to make the full range of plastic and reconstructive procedures, including micro-surgeries, such as the DIEP flap, more accessible to patients in the Midwest who are looking for personalized, world-class care closer to home. 

Today, Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery offers convenient locations in Toledo and Bluffton, Ohio, and performs advanced surgical procedures in hospitals across central and southern Ohio, giving patients in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio a centralized access-point to the most advanced reconstructive care.

Dr. Kocak Videos

Honors and Awards

      • Highest Patient Satisfaction Rating, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
      • Excellence in Teaching Award. College of Medicine, The Ohio State University (2012)
      • Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Nominee. Undergraduate
      • Research Office. The Ohio State University (2011 and 2010)
      • Highest Patient Satisfaction Rating, Ohio State University Medical Center, The Ohio State University (2011)
      • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching Nominee. Office of Academic Affairs. The
        Ohio State University (2010)
      • First Place Resident Research Competition. American College of Surgeons Ohio
        Chapter (2005)
      • First Place Annual Meeting. Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2005)
      • First Place Annual Presidential Symposium. The Columbus Surgical Society (2005)
      • First Place Annual Resident Research Conference. The Ohio State University, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University (2005)
      • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Society. The Ohio State University (2003)
      • NCI/NIH T32 National Research Service Award (2003)
      • Cancer Research Fellowship Award. American Cancer Society (2002)
      • The Carey Award in Surgery. The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2000)

Consult with Dr. Kocak Today

Education and shared decision making are central to Dr. Ergun Kocak’s patient care approach. His team of plastic surgeons at Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery are dedicated to empowering patients with knowledge so they can make the best decisions about their treatment. To ensure compassionate, individualized care, they take time to explain all surgical and nonsurgical options, and provide expert guidance tailored to each individual. Above all else, Dr. Kocak wants every patient to feel respected, informed, confident in their decisions, and cared for throughout every step of their treatment. 

If you’re considering breast reconstruction or body contouring, world-class care is closer than you think. Schedule your consultation today.

Doctor’s Credential


  • M.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.S., The Ohio State University
  • B.S., University of Michigan


  • Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Cancer Reconstruction Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Masters of Sciences, The Ohio State University Graduate School


  • ASPS – American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • ABPS – American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Columbus Society of Plastic Surgery


  • The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery – Assistant Professor
  • The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery – Attending Surgeon
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Plastic Surgery – Clinical Specialist
  • The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery – Clinical Instructor/House Staff

*The information available on this page was created to educate our patients. It is not an alternative for a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Individual results vary per patient. For more information, we strongly recommend scheduling a consultation with our doctors.