T. Justin Gillenwater, MD

Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 209 Ste 209, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

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About T. Justin Gillenwater , MD


Justin Gillenwater, MD, MS, takes a long-term approach to burn care, burn reconstruction, wound healing and scar management, following each patient from the initial trauma through the healing process. He is board certified in both surgical critical care, and plastic and reconstruction surgery. 


Dr. Gillenwater brings his experience as one of the world’s top experts in treating severe scarring. His research focuses on everything from laser scar management and improving scars to wound healing and new technology for assessing burns and scars. 


Dr. Gillenwater grew up on a farm in Kentucky and now loves the Southern California beaches, where he enjoys playing rugby. 


I believe in a patient-first approach with individualized care according to the goals of the patient. I work with my patients to create a scar management plan that focuses on reaching their goals. 


Most important are communication and working together. To best manage my patients and their scars, I have to understand why their scars bother them and have a good conversation about what treatments would work for their scars and their life. 


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Areas of Focus

Scar Care and Management

Scar Revision

Surgical Management of Burns

Pediatric Burn Care

Laser Surgery

General Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical Critical Care

Cosmetic Surgery

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • First Health
  • Watchtower
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Pacificare
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Brand New Day
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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