Carl R. Hartrampf Jr., M.D. (retired)

Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

A pioneer in the development of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Hartrampf co-founded Atlanta Plastic Surgery in 1968. He is world-renowned for his advancements in surgical procedures using autogenous tissue for breast reconstruction.

His numerous awards include: the American Medical Association Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to medicine, adding immeasurably to the quality of life for breast cancer victims; the American Cancer Society Distinguished Service Award for originating the TRAM flap method of breast reconstruction after mastectomy, which gives breast cancer patients new hope and a significant increase in quality of life.

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Hartrampf attended the University of GA and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. In plastic surgery, he studied with E.E. Peacock in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and James Barrett Brown and Louis T. Byars at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Hartrampf retired in 1999 and passed away on June 20, 2019. He is survived by a large, loving family, as well as a legacy of innovation in the plastic surgery field. Dr. Hartrampf used his skills and expertise to help countless people during his life, and there’s no telling how many more will be touched by his work. He is sorely missed, but his impact will live on indefinitely.