Maakan Taghizadeh, MD

Maakan Taghizadeh, MDDr. Maakan Taghizadeh fondly known as “Dr. Tag”, was born in Baltimore, MD where he attended Gilman School. He then graduated Cum Laude from James Madison University where he was a Division I wrestler. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He then went on to complete his extensive training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded with the prestigious intern of the year award. He returned to Baltimore to complete a fellowship in Breast, Microsurgical, and Aesthetic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center under the renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Drs. Bernard Chang, Brendan Collins, and Craig Vander Kolk.
Dr. Tag joined The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery in 2014. He is an attending plastic surgeon on staff at Saint Agnes Hospital where he takes part in the education of surgical residents and medical students. He is also on staff at Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Tag takes great pride in taking the time to truly listen to his patients and their concerns and develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to the individual.

His Areas of Expertise include:

  • Cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.
  • Cosmetic medicine including injectables and laser treatments.
  • Br reconstruction as well as microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP and SGAP flaps.
  • Body contouring.
  • Skin cancer reconstruction.

He currently lives in Baltimore with his lovely wife, Dr. Jess Wertz, their daughter, Taylor, and dog, Cabo.




American Board of Plastic Surgery 2015


American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Baltimore RealSelf Top Doctor

Maryland ASPS Member

Baltimore American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery


Voted Top Doctor for Plastic Surgery: Reconstructive, General Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery: Breast and Body Contouring