Meet Dr. Kochuba
Dr. Andrew Kochuba was born and raised in Mountaintop, PA, affectionally known as NEPA. He earned his undergraduate degree in Pre-Med, Biology, and Mathematics at Muhlenberg College on a full academic scholarship. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and as a Muhlenberg Scholar while playing Division III tennis. He was accepted into the National Institute of Health-National Science Foundation Summer Scholars Program which he completed at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
SKILLS AND SPECIALTIES
Dr. Kochuba is Board Eligible in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Kochuba prides himself on his patient care and the relationships he forms, especially since he was once a patient. As a teenager, he underwent Plastic Surgery to his face and hand after an accident. It was this misfortune and life changing experience that caused him to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery as well as his relationship with his grandfather, Dr. Campana, the first doctor in the family. He is dedicated to providing each patient with the best experience, exceptional care, and achieving their best result possible. Outside of the OR and office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, new born son, family, and friends. They enjoy traveling, being foodies, mother nature, and just living life to its fullest. He is excited to be back in the DMV and to be a member of the Austin Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery team.
Education and Training
Dr. Kochuba received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in our nation’s capital- Washington, DC. During medical school, he volunteered his time at the Hoya Clinic, Hands-on DC, and DC Central Kitchen. He graduated medical school in the Top 10 of his class, Cum Laude, and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha (the most prestigious medical school honor society).
Dr. Kochuba completed his General Surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, widely considered one of the busiest hospital systems in the US. While in the Big Apple, he met his wife Melissa, a NICU Nurse and Lactation Consultant, fell in love, and got married.
Dr. Kochuba trained in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC is recognized as one of the most prestigious Plastic Surgery programs in the world and is currently ranked as the #1 Plastic Surgery residency in the country by Doximity. He trained with world leaders in Plastic Surgery who are experts and pioneers in General, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic-Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. PITT Plastics is well known for its high, diverse clinical volume, cutting-edge research, unsurpassed clinical care, and educating the future leaders in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Kochuba completed his training at the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic in an ASAPS-endorsed Aesthetic Plastic Surgery fellowship. Cleveland Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the Top 2 hospitals in the nation by US News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” He trained exclusively in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. James Zins- a world-renowned Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the face.
Dr. Kochuba is Board Eligible in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is an Initiate of the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed Plastic Surgery journals especially the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. He has also presented at over 40 national and regional meetings in the field of Plastic Surgery. He is currently a candidate for membership for ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) and ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
Memberships and Awards