Dr. Shermak - Top Female Plastic Surgeon

A native of Baltimore, Dr. Shermak graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude from Franklin and Marshall College. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and was the first to finish a combined residency program in general and plastic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Shermak represents the American Board of Plastic Surgery, examining candidates for board certification.

After completing her plastic surgery training, Dr. Shermak went on to pursue further specialized training in aesthetic, breast, and body contouring surgery in Nashville with Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Jack Fisher. There she learned the latest techniques in body contouring surgery, including liposuction and body lifts; breast surgery, including primary and complex cosmetic and reconstructive procedures; and facial rejuvenation surgery, including laser resurfacing, facial peels, endoscopic surgery, and facelifts.

Michele Shermak, MDDr. Shermak has become nationally known for her work with breast and body lifting procedures and work with post-pregnancy and massive weight loss patients. She presents at national and international meetings, and has authored many publications in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, defining her as a leader in the plastic surgery world. This year marked the culmination of all of this work with the launch of Dr. Shermak's surgical atlas focusing on breast and body contouring surgery, published by McGraw Hill in New York.

After a tenure of 22 years at Johns Hopkins since beginning medical school, Dr. Shermak transitioned into private practice in Lutherville, MD. She remains on part time faculty and maintains her academic affiliation with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to continue on with her interests in teaching and research.

Memberships

Dr. Shermak is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Education and Plastic Surgery Training

Dr. Shermak graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and was the first to finish a combined residency program in general and plastic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Specialized Cosmetic Surgery Training

Liposuction in Baltimore, Michele Shermak, MDAfter completing her plastic surgery training, Dr. Shermak went on to further specialized training in aesthetic, breast, and body contouring surgery under the direction of Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell in Nashville. There she learned the latest techniques in body contouring surgery, including liposuction and body lifts, and facial rejuvenation surgery, including laser resurfacing, facial peels, endoscopic surgery, and facelifts. Dr. Shermak has become nationally known for her work with body lifting procedures and work with massive weight loss patients.

Publications

Michele Shermak, MDShe has authored many publications in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her research has focused on the basic science of soft tissue and bone healing, tissue engineering, and the biology of fat; and clinically on breast surgery and body contouring surgery.In addition to writing multiple articles and chapters, Dr. Shermak has authored a comprehensive surgical atlas focusing on breast and body contouring surgery, published by McGraw Hill ion New York. She is also editor in chief of Plastic Surgery News, a monthly publication of the ASPS, and PSN online.

Academic Appointments

Dr. Shermak is an Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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