Traci Temmen M.D. Tampa

Traci Temmen, M.D.


Dr. Traci Temmen’s Education and Memberships


Dr. Temmen graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During college she performed organic chemistry research at both the University of Missouri-Columbia and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology designing cancer-fighting drugs.

Dr. Traci Temmen was then awarded a full-tuition, academic scholarship to attend medical school at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. While obtaining high honors, she also performed basic science and clinical research on children with craniofacial abnormalities. It was through this experience and working with some of the most prestigious and well-respected female plastic surgeons in the country that Dr. Traci Temmen decided to pursue her career as a plastic surgeon.

Traci Temmen, M.D. completed six years of specialized plastic surgery residency training at the University of South Florida before becoming one of the few board-certified, female plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is an associate member of the American College of Surgeons and a member of many other regional and national plastic surgery organizations. Dr. Temmen has won a number of awards including the Best of Tampa Bay Award in 2017 and the Patients’ Choice Award of 2019. She regularly attends plastic surgery conferences so that she can stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and improvements in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Temmen’s commitment to continuing education and excellence allows her to offer her patient’s the most advanced plastic surgery procedures including endoscopic, short scar forehead lifts, mini tummy tucks, the Brazilian butt lift, three dimensional body sculpting with liposuction, and natural breast augmentation with fat transfer.

To learn more about the procedures Dr. Traci Temmen offers and to see before and after photos, please visit the Procedures and Gallery section of this website.


3314 Henderson Blvd, Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33609
9-4 Monday through Thursday
9-1 Friday
(p) (813) 771.6393
(f) (813) 771.6394


2012 – American Board of Plastic Surgery
Present Diplomat


2011 American Board of Plastic Surgery, Written Examination
Overall Score of 97th Percentile


University of South Florida, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2010-2011 Administrative Chief Resident, Resident Physician
2005-2010 Resident Physician


2001-2005 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Doctor– Gamble Scholar, Full-Tuition

1997-2001 University of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, MO
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry– Summa Cum Laude

1993-1997 Maries County R-II High School, Belle, MO


Current Florida Board of Medicine

Current Licensed Physician

Current Drug Enforcement Agency

Current Registered Prescribing Physician

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Current Basic Life Support


Current American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Associate Member

Current American College of Surgeons
Associate Member

Current American Medical Association

Current Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Associate Member

Current Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons


Current — Clinical Research: Operative Technique, Indications, and Characterization of the “Mini-Gracilis” Free Muscle Flap. Tampa, FL
Research Coordinator

2004-2005 — Basic Science Research: Differentiation of Pluripotent Fetal Murine Dural Cells into Osteogenic, Chondrogenic, Lipogenic, and Muscular Progenitors. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Assistant

2003-2005 — Clinical Research: A Single Surgeon’s Experience with Unilateral Repair of
Unilateral Coronal Synostosis. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadlephia, PA
Research Assistant

2000 — Basic Science Research: Organic Synthesis of Mustard “War-Heads” Targeted
Against Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Cells. Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Boston, MA
Research Assistant

1999-2001 Basic Science Research: Organic Synthesis of Breakdown Products of Nitrosamines.
University of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, MO
Research Assistant

1998-1999 Basic Science Research: Organic Synthesis of Amyloid Protein Stabilizing Molecules.
University of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, MO
Research Assistant


Temmen T, Perez J. “Mini-Gracilis” Free Flap: Anatomy, Operative Technique, and Indications. In Progress.

Temmen T, Perez J, Smith D. Transverse Splitting of the Gracilis Muscle Free Flap: Maximal Use of a Single Muscle. Microsurg. 31(6): 479, 2011.

Temmen T, Rombeau J. Dietary Manipulations-Elemental and Enteral Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis in IBD: The Complete Guide to Medical Management, ed. By Gary Lichtenstein. Slack Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 2010.

Selber J, Brooks C, Kurichi J, Temmen T. Long-Term Results Following Fronto-Orbital Reconstruction in Non-Syndromic Unicoronal Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr. Surg. 121: 251e, 2008.

Selber J, Brooks C, Kurichi J, Temmen T. Long Term Results Following Fronto-Orbital Advancement for Repair of Non-Syndromic Unicoronal Synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 116:38, 2005.


Segmental Mini-Gracilis Free Flap: Anatomy and Indications. Presented at the 2011 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents’ Meeting, January 2011.

Best of Tampa Bay 2017 Award
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year’s honored business!

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Patients’ Choice Award Winner
Compassionate Doctor Award 2021