James H. French Jr., MD, FACS

James H. French Jr., MD, FACS

A message from James H. French Jr., MD, FACS:

It is with mixed emotion that I announce my retirement beginning this summer. My last day in practice will be July 31, 2021.

I feel blessed that I have been part of what I believe to be, the premier Plastic Surgery practice in the greater Washington, DC area.  The staffs that I have been privileged to work with have been exceptional.  There is no question that I have benefited and received more from the practice of medicine generally, and from the practice of Plastic Surgery specifically, than I have given. 

My partners, Wesley Price, Samir Rao, and Frank Albino are top drawer.  They are fine, ethical men, who also happen to be excellent Plastic Surgeons.  They will be joined this summer by Dr. Arjun Kanuri, an incredibly talented young Plastic Surgeon.  The four will continue the CPS standard of excellence started years ago by Dr. Al Fleury, Sr.  I hope that if my patients, or family and friends of my patients, should need or want Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, they will still consider CPS.

In good health and at the “top of my game”, I retire on my terms.  I am so appreciative and feel so privileged to have taken part in the care of so many wonderful people during my career.

Thank you,

James H. French, Jr, MD


Dr. French is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is listed in The Best Doctors in America. Dr. French is former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital and served on the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His interests include facial surgery, breast surgery, surgery of the abdomen, liposuction and body contouring.

Dr. French credentials
Dr. French credentials

Dr. French is an Arkansas native. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also completed his residency training in general surgery. He received his plastic surgery training at Vanderbilt University and also completed a Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at New York University. Dr. French held a Presidential Appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Other past professional appointments include:

  • Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Co-Director of the Facial Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Hospital in Baltimore
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Baltimore City Hospitals, where he also served as Co-Director of the Regional Burn Center.

“My results are amazing! Dr. French and staff were AMAZING! Dr. French and his nurse answered all of my questions and concerns.”

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Memberships & Societies

Dr. French is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of many professional societies, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Virginia Surgical Society

Dr. French has been consistently recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Docs, as well asa “Top Doctor” by Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. French has also been named “Best Doctor” by Virginia Living.

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