Maakan Taghizadeh, MD is an award winning and Fellowship-trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Baltimore, MD.
“Dr. Tag” as he is fondly known, was born in Baltimore, MD where he attended Gilman School. He graduated Cum Laude from James Madison University where he also was a Division I varsity wrestler. After JMU, he went to work for Eli Lilly and Company, where he was awarded as the top Prozac sales representative in the USA.
In keeping with his ultimate goal of becoming a surgeon, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He then went on to complete his training in general surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded with the prestigious “Intern of the Year Award”. He then went on to complete his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He returned to Baltimore following his residency to complete a fellowship in Breast, Microsurgical, and Aesthetic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center under renowned experts in the field.
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 general surgery residents, plastic surgery residents from Johns Hopkins and medical students. He has successfully started a microsurgical program at St. Agnes Hospital performing DIEP and SGAP flaps for breast reconstruction. He is also on staff at Howard County General Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.
Along with breast reconstruction, Dr. Tag specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body and face. He also has expertise in cosmetic medicine utilizing the latest injectables, skin care, and laser treatments. He takes great pride in truly listening to his patients and develops a treatment plan specifically tailored to each individual’s goals.
Dr. Tag has received numerous awards for his patient care and surgical expertise. His awards include: RealSelf Top Doctor, RealSelf 500, RealSelf Hall of Fame, 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in Maryland by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. Most recently, he was named to Baltimore Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2018 for the categories of Cosmetic Surgery: Body Contouring, Cosmetic Surgery: General, and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons.
In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, working out and spending time with his lovely wife, Dr. Jessica Wertz who was an All-American gymnast at Nebraska and is now a sports medicine physician at INOVA sports medicine, their two children, Taylor and Teague, and dog, Cabo.
American Board of Plastic Surgery 2015
American Society of Plastic Surgeons