About Dr. Michael Stefan, MD

He is a double-board-certified, world-class plastic surgeon, yet he has also become one of the region’s foremost physicians specializing in minimally invasive options that offer maximum results for the face and body.

 

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Regardless of the type of procedure a patient seeks, Dr. Stefan keep the patient’s well-being at the forefront. He has cultivated a cycle of care and safety in Beyond Beauty practice, guided by his experience as a surgeon who is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stefan spends with an hour with each patient during their first encounter, and he often suggests additional consultations, to make sure the patient understands the efficacy and duration of each available option. From there, the patient will know exactly what to expect before making a decision regarding treatment.

Education:

  • Doctor of Medicine (Jul 1981 – Jul 1985) The Medical College of Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts: Combined Majors of Biology and Art History (Jun 1977 – Jul 1981) New York University · New York, New York

Postgraduate Training:

  • Aesthetic Surgery & Breast Surgery Advanced Fellowship (Jul 1993 – Jan 1994) Georgetown University Medical Center · District of Columbia
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (Jul 1991 – Jul 1993) University of Florida College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals · Gainesville, Florida
  • General Surgery Residency (Jul 1985 – Jul 1991)  Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1996 – Present)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (Re-certifications Apr 2006, Apr 2016)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery (1996 – 2006)
  • Diplomate, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (Oct 2009 – Oct 2010)

Honors and Awards:

Patients’ Choice Award · Vitals.com (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)

Compassionate Doctor Recognition · Vitals.com (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)

On-Time Doctor Award · Vitals.com (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

Top Plastic Surgeon · Mainline Life Newspaper “Reader’s Choice Awards” (2001 – 2008)

Top Plastic Surgeon · Consumer’s Research Council of America (2004, 2005, 2006)

Lifetime Member · Global Directory of Who’s Who (2006)

Top Plastic Surgeon · Mainline Today Magazine “Philadelphia’s Top Doctors” (2001)

Phi Beta Kappa · New York University, College of Arts and Sciences (1981)

Founder’s Day Award · New York University (1981)

 

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Current Member)

Clinical Research:

Principal Investigator: Memory Gel Implant Post-approval Phase IV Clinical Study – A ten-year longevity study to determine device performance in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Sponsor: Mentor Corporation Approved Nov 2006.

Principal Investigator: Silicone-Filled Breast Implant Adjunct Phase III Clinical Study.  Sponsor: McGhan Medical Corporation. Approved Nov 2006.

Principal Investigator:  Velasmooth IRB Phase III Protocol for device efficacy. Essex Institutional Review Board, Inc. clinical research project. “A prospective clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy for skin tightening and cellulite treatment”.  Sponsor: Syneron Corporation. Approved Oct 2003.

Publications:

Stefan MD, M., Holocomb MD, G., and Ross MD, A. Gastrocolic Fistula as a complication of Endoscopic Gastronomy.  Journal of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Vol. 13, No. 5, 554-556, 1999.

Gowen MD, G., Delaurentis MD, D., and Stefan MD, M. Immediate Placement of Long Intestinal Tube in Partial Obstruction of Small Bowel. Contemporary Surgery, 32: 29-34, 1998.

Stefan, MD, M. Paoli Hospital Cancer Committee: Report on Malignant Melanoma: DNA/RNA Transcription Process. Publication of Main Line Health Cancer Services, May, 1997.

Stefan MD, M. Breast Reconstruction in the 1990’s: Overview. Polk Country Medical Bulletin, October 19, 1996.

McCarthy D.P.M., G.J., Lindaman MD, L., and Stefan MD, M. Pedal Polydactyly: An Overview with Case Report. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 34: 6, 1995.

Spear MD, S., and Stefan MD, M. Stacked TRAM  (Transverse Rectus Abdominus Flap) in Breast Reconstruction.  Annals of Plastic Surgery, 33:1, 1994.

Sleater MD, J., Beers MD, B., Stefan MD, M., Kilpatrick MD, T., and Hendricks Ph.D., J. Proliferating Trichilemmal Cyst; Report of Four Cases, Two with Nondiploid DNA Content and Increased Proliferation Index.  American Journal of Dermatopathology, 5:423-8, October, 1993.

Chawdry MD, R.P., Stefan MD, M., and Cheronfsky MD, M. Use of Vein Patch Angioplasty in Microvascular Tissue Transfers, Annals Plastic Surgery, 24: 289, 1990.