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Dr. Shermak believes that undergoing plastic surgery can be one of the most loving and positive actions you will ever take in your life. She is dedicated to restoring beauty, self-confidence, and a positive self-image in her clients so that they might both look and feel their very best. The comfort that patients feel in their own skin after undergoing a successful cosmetic procedure is priceless, and Dr. Shermak works hard to make each client’s goal a reality. Her unquestionable authority is coupled with uncommon artistry and an aesthetic sensibility that creates the kind of natural-looking results that are most in demand by today’s sophisticated clients.

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Meet Dr. Shermak

Meet Dr. Michelle Shermack: From Johns Hopkins to Transforming Lives in Baltimore!

Education and Experience

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.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery Board of Directors

She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Dr. Shermak represents the American Board of Plastic Surgery, examining candidates for board certification.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shermak’s expertise, experience, and commitment to excellence are directly responsible for setting the standards to which future generations of plastic surgeons will adhere.

Further Specialization

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. 

During this time, she learned the latest techniques in body sculpting, 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. She now practices privately as a plastic surgeon in Baltimore.

Dr. Shermak’s Accomplishments

Dr. Shermak has become nationally known for her work with breast and body-lifting procedures and her 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, such as textbooks, scientific journal articles, and podium speeches, defining her as a leader in the plastic surgery world.  The culmination of all of this work was evidenced by the launch of Dr. Shermak’s surgical atlas focusing on breast and body contouring surgery, published by McGraw Hill in New York in 2010. 

After a tenure of 22 years at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, during which time she served as chief of plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Shermak transitioned into private practice in Lutherville, MD, and is today known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Baltimore, Maryland area.  She has been named a “Top Doc” in plastic surgery for multiple years by Baltimore Magazine and remains on their part-time faculty while also maintaining her academic affiliation with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to continue on with her interests in teaching and research.

In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Shermak was a visiting professor for the national plastic surgery society (ASPS) educational arm, the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). During this time, she visited plastic surgery residency training programs throughout the United States and lectured on body contouring, perioperative safety, and the optimization of surgical outcomes. Dr. Shermak also served as the head of the Cosmetic Surgery program for the annual ASPS meeting.

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Research and Publications

Dr. Shermak 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 in New York. She also served as 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 with a part-time faculty position in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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The Shermak Difference

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Our Office

Conveniently located in the Baltimore/Lutherville area of Maryland, Dr. Shermak’s office provides you with a sense of comfort and ease as you wait for your appointment. From our kind, helpful staff to our climate-controlled environment, everything at our office is tailored to your satisfaction and peace of mind.

We have private, pleasant consultation rooms; world-class technology and equipment; and recovery suites that are soothing and tranquil. The attractive décor throughout gives the impression that you are visiting a luxury hotel or spa rather than an ordinary doctor’s office.

Our Compassionate Staff

As a patient-centric practice, we strive to create an environment where you truly feel heard and understood and where your questions are answered with a friendly, compassionate attitude. Each member of our staff is dedicated to going the extra mile for your success, whether that means assisting you with scheduling, financing, parking, or aftercare. 

Our team is adamant about maintaining discretion and privacy at all times, so you can focus on a stress-free procedure and recovery. Interested in learning more about what Dr. Shermak and her compassionate team can do for you? Reach out to us at our welcoming Baltimore offices and speak with a team member to set up your consultation today.

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