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Benjamin J. Cousins, M.D.


Dr. Benjamin Cousins MD


Excellence in Specialized Surgical Care

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
(CAQ) Hand Surgery


Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is extremely passionate about achieving the most exquisite, natural, and aesthetic results for his patients by providing only the safest surgical care while using the highest ethical, surgical and privacy standards in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

By balancing aesthetic beauty and artistry along with his attention to fine detail, Dr. Cousins provides optimum results that are individualized for each patient so that they reach their ultimate aesthetic goals.

While working with a team of professional, courteous and caring staff who have a sincere passion for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, the staff provides personalized quality care for every patient’s unique needs both preoperative and postoperative. And by working together, his team offers comprehensive individualized treatment including patient education, safety, privacy, comfort and an overall exceptional surgical experience that exceed the highest standards in modern, up-to date surgical care.

  • College: University of Mississippi (B.A. Biology)  7/1995-5/1999  Oxford, MS
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee HSC (M.D.)      7/2001-7/2005  Memphis, TN
  • Post Graduate:
  • Internship/Resident General Surgery     7/2005-7/2010
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine    University Medical Center (UMC)/VAMC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Fellowship:       Plastic Surgery
  • Miami Miller School of Medicine/JMH/VA 7/2010-7/2012,  Jackson Health System, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship:       Surgery of the Hand
  • Miami Miller School of Medicine/JMH/VA 8/2012-8/2013,  Jackson Health System
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Best of the Preps: Tennis, Shelby County, TN, 1994
  • Mark Cooper Powell Memorial Award, 1995
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society/University of Mississippi, 1995-1999
  • Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, 1995-1999
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1996
  • NCAA Academic All American Team, 1997
  • Phi Kappa Phi (International Scholastic Honor Society), 1998
  • University of Mississippi Men’s Tennis Team Captain, 1998-1999
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Mississippi, 1999
  • ATP/ITF Professional Tennis Circuit, 1999-2001
  • UTHSC Class Officer, 2001-2005
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress: Winner, Poster of Distinction, 2007
  • University of Nevada Research Day: Winner, 2nd place poster, 2008
  • Americorps Student Tutor, Oxford, Mississippi, 1996-1999
  • Cardiovascular Center, Inc. Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN,  2000
  • Church Health Center: Clinic Assistant, Memphis, TN, 1999-2001
  • “Into the Streets” UTHSC Project Leader, Memphis, TN, 2001-2002
  • Smoking Cessation Counselor Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2002-2003
  • BLS/ACLS, 2003-present
  • Nevada State Medical License #13720, 2010-present
  • Florida Board Of Medicine License #ME 115543, 2013
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS), 2013
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), 2014
  • American Medical Association, 2001
  • American College of Surgeons, 2002
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2007
  • American Association of Hand Surgery, 2008
  • American Burn Association, 2008
  • SAGES, 2009
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2010
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2010
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2010
  • Florida Medical Association, 2013
  • Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014
  • Volunteer Faculty University of Miami, 2015

Evolving Strategies for Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin” Cousins, B. M.D., Hovsepian, R. M.D., Murphy, P. M.D., Kirgan, D. M.D. The 59th Annual Southwest Surgical Congress. Rancho Mirage, CA. March 2007. Winner: Poster of Distinction. Also presented at The University of Nevada School of Medicine Research Day. Las Vegas, NV. June 2007

Reevaluating the Role of Invasive Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis: Is the Benefit Worth the Costs?” Cousins, B. M.D., Baynosa, R. M.D., Shah, H. M.D. The University of Nevada School of Medicine Research Day. Las Vegas, NV. June 2008. Winner 2nd place.

Adrenocortical Adenocarcinoma a Rare and Poorly Defined Malignancy” St. Hill, C.R. M.D., Cousins, B. M.D., Lau, J. M.D. The University of Nevada School of Medicine Research Day. Las Vegas, NV. June 2008.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: An Aggressive Cutaneous Malignancy” Cousins, B. M.D., Wang, R.C. M.D. The University of Nevada School of Medicine Research Day. Las Vegas, NV. June 2008.

Epitheloid Leiomyosarcoma Causing a Paraneoplastic Syndrome of Hypoglcemia” Reyna, C. M.D., Cousins, B. M.D., Kirgan, D. M.D. The University of Nevada School of Medicine Research Day June 2010.

Markarian, M. MacIntyre, D. Cousins, B. Malone, A. Fildes, J. “Adolescent Pneumopericardium and Pneumomediastinum Following Motor Vehicle Crash and Ejection” Amer. J. Emer. Med. May 2008;515.e1-e2.

Defazio MV, Cousins B, Miki RA Jr, Cardoso R. Carpal coalition: A review of current knowledge and report of a single institution’s experience with asymptomatic intercarpal fusion. Hand (N Y). 2013 Jun;8(2):245.



Cousins, B. Hovsepian, R. Murphy, P. Kirgan, D. “Evolving Strategies for Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin” The Southwest Surgical Congress 59th Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA. pp.123-24. March 2007.


Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step, 1st Ed. © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Chapter 23: Reconstruction and soft-tissue management of the trunk. Volpe, CR. Cousins, B. Panthaki, ZJ. Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA


Volunteer Faculty Instructor and Lecturer at the University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery

Active Member of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons