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.
Dr. Tag is by far the best plastic surgeon. I wanted to have breast augmentation for years, and consulted several doctors. Plastic surgery is a huge decision, and I was scared to proceed until I met Dr. Tag and his staff. Dr. Tag is comforting, honest, warm, genuine, and patient. I was so nervous on the day of my surgery, but I knew I was in great hands which made my surgery day a lot easier. Dr. Tag puts patient care first and outlines realistic expectations because he is genuinely invested in the patient's well being. It's been a month and a few days and I feel GREAT and HEALTHY!
I 100% recommend Dr. Tag and I'm completely IN LOVE with my results!!
I’m not sure what the best part of my experience with Dr. Tag has been - how he treated me as a patient or my end result! Both were absolutely fantastic. From the first moment I met with Dr. Tag, I could tell he was different from the other plastic surgeons I had consulted with. The amount of time and attention he gave to answering my questions and concerns was so reassuring. I had a breast augmentation and an abdominoplasty with Dr. Tag and I am now 3 weeks post-op. He spent so much time making sure he understood exactly what I was looking to accomplish and my end result shows that. He has also been extremely attentive post-op and happy to answer any questions I have. His staff is equally amazing! I can’t recommend Dr. Tag enough!
If I could describe Dr. Maakan Taghizadeh (also referred to as Dr. Tag) in one word, it would be exceptional! Dr. Tag performed an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck and tightening) and breast lift surgery on me in April 2018; I am loving the results so far. My scars are healing beautifully and I feel great. Dr. Tag has been supportive, encouraging, and thorough throughout my entire process. From the very beginning, before I decided for him to be my surgeon, he provided me with all my options and the risks (physically, mentally, and financially) associated with them. When I had the procedure, he checked on me and made my health and safety his priority. Dr. Tag takes no chances when it comes to the safety of his patients; if he has to order extra tests for you or keep you in the hospital an extra day, he will make sure you are okay and in the best condition possible. On a side note, here is a situation to demonstrate how dedicated Dr. Tag is: I had called the urgency hotline to discuss an issue I was having involving one of my drainage tubes while Dr. Tag was on vacation out of town in California; as soon as he got the message that I had called, he called me back (which had to be about 6:00 am in California), assessed my situation, and provided me with proper guidance. I also have to state that Dr. Tag has an outstanding team. The staff are beyond kind and patient. They work with you and ensure that you have all proper documentation and supplies. They will work to accommodate all of your needs. All in all, in addition to being a great physician, Dr. Tag is just a wonderful man.
He is everything a physician should be and more. He doesn't just have great surgical skills, he is a man of good character. He cares about his patients and his team. He is the type of physician that all physicians should strive to be, and I feel truly blessed that he is my surgeon! Thank You Dr. Maakan Taghizadeh!