Howard Heppe, MD

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 30 years of experience in Fredericksburg, who has been on Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual roster of Top Plastic Surgeons since 2012. Dr. Heppe was born in 1957 in Montclair, New Jersey and his family moved to Fairfax, VA in 1962. During high school, he competed on the gymnastics team and continued with the sport in college. He received his BA with honors from the University of Virginia and earned his medical degree there as well in 1983.

He completed his surgical internship and surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, and his residency in plastic surgery at the Medical Center of Georgetown University in Washington DC. With the emphasis on cosmetic surgery at Georgetown University, he had the opportunity to train with outstanding leaders in plastic surgery. He also received instruction in drawing and aesthetic analysis.

In the early 90’s Dr. Heppe was an instructor at the Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center at Howard University in Washington.

During the past years, Dr. Heppe has traveled several times to Latin America on charity missions. He has given numerous presentations on topics of plastic surgery at medical conferences throughout the United States and Canada, and has published several articles. He keeps abreast of new techniques of cosmetic surgery, attending national meetings.

Dr. Heppe is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a diplomat of the National Medical Examiners.

Dr. Heppe joined the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1991 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as traveling and playing golf, tennis and skiing.


On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award honors doctors with consistently high ratings for promptness of appointments.

Patients’ Choice Award (2018)
Patients’ Choice recognizes the difference a specific physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is given to physicians who have received near perfect scores based on patients’ votes.

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The award is granted based on a physician’s overall manner and bedside scores.



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