Janelle A. Sousa M.D. Accepting new patients

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Body contouring, Plastic and reconstructive surgery




Janelle Sousa, M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UW Medicine's Reconstructive Surgery Center and a UW assistant professor of Surgery and Plastic Surgery in the Division of plastic surgery.

Dr. Sousa provides reconstructive surgery for oncologic conditions, lymphatic surgery and facial re-animation, and is part of the transplant team in the Vascularized Composite Allograft program. She believes that each patient must be treated individually. Especially for cancer reconstruction, the surgical plan must be tailored to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of the patient. She focuses on engaging with patients to learn about their goals and values.

Dr. Sousa earned her M.D. from the UW. Her clinical interests include oncologic reconstruction including breast cancer, sarcoma, melanoma and other cancers, as well as lymphedema, and peripheral nerve reconstruction including facial reanimation. Her research interests include lymphedema treatment and outcomes and breast reconstruction outcomes.

Personal Interests

Dr. Sousa enjoys spending time with her husband and son, running with her dog Georgia, cooking and enjoying her Seattle houseboat.
Reconstructive Surgery Center at UWMC

Center for Reconstructive Surgery at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., Surgical Pavilion Seattle, WA 98195


Breast restoration, General surgery, Melanoma treatment and reconstruction, Plastic and reconstructive surgery

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Fellowship, 2016, Reconstructive Microsurgery

UW - Dept. of Plastic Surgery

Residency, 2015, Plastic Surgery

UW - Dept. of Plastic Surgery

Internship, 2010, General Surgery

University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Education, 2009