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Meet Dr Michael Frederick, MD
Michael Frederick, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Frederick demonstrates a dedication to his work that is evident from the moment he shakes your hand. Patients know instantly that they have met a special, caring, and uniquely talented surgeon who will listen to their needs and work with them to meet their cosmetic surgery goals.
“I have always been a perfectionist… so when I found plastic surgery, I knew it was the perfect fit.” -Dr Michael Frederick
Dr Frederick decided to major in marine biology at UCLA, but after his older sister Stacey, a mezzo-soprano for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he shifted plans and began exploring medicine as a way to have a major life impact.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a 3.97 GPA, he attended medical school at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, ranked third in the country. There, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and received research grants to study transplant immunology, which would help him later in life as he participated in two of the world’s first face transplantations as part of the plastic surgery team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
He attended Harvard University for his plastic surgery training, and was selected by the faculty to serve as the first Chief Resident at the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. While there he authored several articles, including book chapters and publications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He also was invited to speak on novel surgical techniques at several national plastic surgery meetings.
In addition to his training at Harvard, he studied at The Pitanguy Clinic in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, learning the most advanced techniques in aesthetic surgery. “Cookie cutter plastic surgery just doesn’t work anymore,” says Dr Frederick. “Modern concepts have completely changed the approach to plastic surgery from strictly excisional (taking away) to now sculpting, shaping and transforming bodies, much like Michaelangelo. The most important thing to me is listening to the patient, understanding what their goals are and then creating that vision.”
Outside of the operating room you’ll find Dr Mike at the beach, scuba diving, playing racquetball or spending time with his German shepherd Whinnie and his golden retriever Murphy. He often volunteers at local breast and ovarian cancer fundraisers in memory of his sister who carried the BRCA 2 gene. He also enjoys helping others through humanitarian missions to repair cleft lips and palates in Brazil and Colombia, a passion further complemented by the fact that he is part Colombian and speaks fluent Spanish.
As with everything he does, Dr Frederick brings a constant pursuit of perfection to his surgeries. He loves plastic surgery because of its powerful effects on self-esteem, self-confidence and overall well-being. His patients love plastic surgery for the same reasons. They may not realize it before surgery, but they definitely do afterwards.
Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2010-2016)
Chief Resident – Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship – Massachusetts General Hospital
University of California San Francisco (2006-2010)
Doctor of Medicine
Graduated with the highest adjective “Outstanding”
University of California Los Angeles (2002-2006)
Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology
Minor: Spanish Literature
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors
Licensures, Examinations & Certifications
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Member since 2018
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified (2017)
Florida Medical License
California Medical License
USMLE Step One Boards
Passed: Double digit score – 99
USMLE Step Two Boards
Passed: Double digit score – 99
American Academy of Underwater Sciences
Certified Research Diver 2005
Emergency Medical Technician
Top Doctor 2021 – Fort Lauderdale Illustrated
Top Doctor 2020 – Palm Beach Illustrated
Stryker Fellowship (2015) Operation Smile Resident Leadership Program
Dean’s Research Fellowship (Summer 2007) Awarded to investigate human embryonic stem cell xenotransplant immunology using a mouse model.
Dean’s Scholarship at UCSF (2006-2007)
Phi Beta Kappa (2006)
Fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
Frederick, M., Berhanu, A. Bartlett, R. “Chest Surgery in Female to Male Transgender Individuals.” Accepted to Annals of Plastic Surgery. Awaiting publication
Frederick, M., Colwell, A. “Low Scar Abdominoplasty with Inferior Positioning of the Umbilicus.” Umbilical Reconstruction: Art, Principles and Techniques. Editor: Melvin Shiffman. Springer publishing. Awaiting in print publication.
Frederick, M., Lin, A., Neuman, R., Smith, B., Austen, WG., Colwell, A. “Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in Patients with Previous Breast Surgery. Comparative Analysis of 775 Immediate Breast Reconstructions.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery June 2015; Volume 135(6), p 954e–962e
Frederick, M., Hijjawi, J., Lin, S. “Chapter 12: Lasers.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review Third Edition. Editor Samuel Lin, John Hijjawi. McGraw Hill publishing 2016. Pages 91-97
Frederick, M., Colwell, AS. “Acute Hypertesive Crisis Secondary to Pheochromocytoma during Elective Cosmetic Surgery.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015 Jan;135(1):238e
Frederick, M., Newman, J., Kohwles, J. “Leriche Syndrome.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. Oct 2010
Tavakol, M., Vincenti, F., Assadi, H., Frederick, M., Tomlanovich, S., Roberts, J., Posselt, A. “Long Term Renal Function and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Obese Kidney Donors.” Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 4(7)1230-1238. 2009
Frederick, M., Mittermiller, P., Hoffman, W., “Alloplastic Cranioplasty Outcomes in Previously Infected Sites.” AAPS. April 2011
Frederick, M., Tavakol, M., Takata, M., Rabl, C., Campos, G., Cello, J., Rogers, S., Ascher, N., Posselt, A. “Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery is Well Tolerated and Improves Candidacy in Morbidly Obese Patients Awaiting Transplantation.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2(197) 2008.
Frederick, M., Tavakol, M., Assadi, H., Roberts, J., Posselt, A. “Cystatin C is a Strong Predictor of Renal Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Long-Term Kidney Donors.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2(191) 2008.
Tavakol, M., Assadi, H., Frederick, M., Roberts, J., Posselt, A. “Impact of Serum Sodium Concentration on Mortality after Liver Transplantation.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2(337) 2008.
Tavakol, M., Assadi, H., Frederick, M., Roberts, J., Posselt, A. “Pre-Transplantation Meld Score and Serum Sodium Can Predict Post-Transplant Complications.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2(375) 2008.
Frederick, M., Feng, S., Tavakol, M., Assadi, J., Posselt, A. “Timing of Thymoglobulin Administration Does Not Affect Incidence of Delayed Graft Function in Recipients of Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants.” Presented at the American Transplant Congress in Toronto, Canada. June 2008.
Frederick, M., Berhanu, A., Bartlett, R. “Chest Surgery in Female to Male Transgender Individuals.” Presented at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting September 2015
“Chest Surgery in Female to Male Transgender Individuals” Presented at ASPS Senior Resident Conference, October 2015.
“Neurotized Vastus Lateralis Free Flap for Knee Extension After Sarcoma Excision”
Presented at the AAPS Reconstructive Symposia, April 2015.
“Alloplastic Cranioplasty Outcomes in Previously Infected Sites.” Presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2011.
“Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery is Well Tolerated and Improves Candidacy in Morbidly Obese Patients Awaiting Transplantation.” Presented at the American Transplant Congress in Toronto, Canada, June 2008.
“Cystatin C is a Strong Predictor of Renal Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Long-Term Kidney Donors.” Presented at the American Transplant Congress in Toronto, Canada, June 2008.