Congratulations on achieving your weight loss goal. I am committed to helping you complete your weight loss goals and I would consider it a privilege to participate in your weight loss journey.” – Dr. Michaels
Dr. Michaels was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was a double major in Psychology and the Biological Basis of Behavior. Dr. Michaels attended medical school at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. At Mount Sinai, he was selected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, given to the top students in the graduating class. Dr. Michaels completed a total of ten years of training following medical school. He completed his prerequisite general surgery training and a plastic surgery research fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University where he trained under many of the leaders in our specialty. Afterwards, Dr. Michaels was accepted into one of the only fellowships dedicated to post-bariatric body contouring. Dr. Michaels’ training allows him to perform the most current techniques under the safest possible conditions for patients that have achieved significant weight loss.
Dr. Michaels is committed to advancing the field of plastic surgery and he continues to perform both clinical and basic science research. He has been the author of ten book chapters and over twenty peer-reviewed manuscripts. In 2009, Dr. Michaels was co-first author of the best plastic surgery-related paper published in our specialty's premier journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Michaels has been featured on Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio where he discussed post-bariatric body contouring and answered questions from listeners. Dr. Michaels was also one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use the V-Loc suture, the latest in barbed suture technology.
Dr. Michaels’ current practice serves the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia areas, but he welcomes consults from all parts of the country and beyond.