Among plastic surgeons in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, it's rare to find one such as Dr. Michael A. Bogdan, who combines a warm, down-to-earth demeanor with surgical precision honed through years of exceptional training and experience.
Fellowship-trained and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bogdan uses advanced plastic surgery techniques at his Dallas-Fort Worth area practice that he mastered during 6 years of residency at Stanford University and as one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who completed formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Bogdan serves on the Board of Directors of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation.
Dr. Bogdan's interest in medicine originally focused on research. As a 16-year-old high school student in Maryland, his advanced grasp of science and math led to a summer job at the National Institutes of Health assisting in research. At around this time — well before the days of the Internet — he created a computer network for the school district that became the model on which other districts in the state based their systems.
At the University of Maryland, he opted to major in chemistry and earned his degree in 2 years, attracting the attention of an organic chemistry professor who recruited him to assist in his research. He graduated summa cum laude with degrees in both chemistry and zoology. While earning his diplomas, he volunteered during the night shift at a local hospital's emergency room, which spurred his interest in medicine. At the time he enrolled at Stanford's medical school, Dr. Bogdan still envisioned a career in research. But, he says, he discovered during surgical training that he enjoyed the personal interaction and technical demands of surgery more than research.
"Plastic surgery was the most diverse surgical specialty," Dr. Bogdan says, "because you must be able to work on every part of the body. It's also rewarding because cosmetic surgery patients can see and appreciate their results. It makes me happy to have happy patients."
Dr. Bogdan completed years of surgical training at many of the nation's most elite institutions before moving to Dallas to establish his plastic surgery practice. His training includes:
During his residency, Dr. Bogdan discovered his love for the challenges of facial cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. Additionally, he accumulated numerous honors for his excellence in both research and surgical technique, including being named Outstanding Resident in Stanford's plastic surgery division and, in 2004, winning the prestigious Tiffany Award for Best Scientific Presentation from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). View his complete curriculum vitae (CV).
"There are not enough words to express what a fabulous experience I had with Dr. Bogdan and his staff. I have had two procedures done and both times, I was fully informed of everything that was involved in each procedure from the initial consultation to the final follow up!"
Dr. Bogdan has served for 7 years on the ASAPS Electronic Communications Committee, including the past 3 years as its vice-chair. So it's not surprising that his plastic surgery practice features the latest technical advances that directly benefit patients both prior to surgery and during the procedure itself. For example, patients can download his iPhone® or iPad® app to access information and educational videos. Patients considering plastic surgery who live far from the practice can use his website's Virtual Consult feature.
At the same time, Dr. Bogdan and his staff make personalized patient care their top priority. The warm, comfortable environment of his office is designed to welcome each patient and put them at ease.
"When I see patient reviews, what I enjoy seeing that most are comments from individuals who are happy with their overall experience and their results and who say they trusted me to do the right thing. Trustworthiness is extremely important to me."
Dr. Bogdan has received both the Patients' Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor honor for three consecutive years from Vitals.com, one of the leading healthcare consumer websites. He's also been named a RealSelf.com Top Doctor for 3 consecutive years, which recognizes his commitment to answering questions from patients worldwide about reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, Dr. Bogdan encourages you to download his enhanced photo gallery application. This FREE app is available for download from the App Store℠.