James C. Grotting MD, FACS

Birmingham, AL, US
James C. Grotting MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our mission at Grotting Plastic Surgery is to provide experienced quality care to men and women interested in plastic surgery. Our office is uniquely designed to provide comfort, privacy, and confidentiality for each patient. Our staff has years of experience with all aspects of plastic surgery and will be available to answer any questions or concerns that might arise before or after surgery.

We consider each new patient a member of our growing family. Plastic surgery represents an important event in the life and health of each patient. We want you to stay fit, healthy, and get as much satisfaction and enjoyment out of life as possible. We consider good plastic surgery to be an important aspect of helping people look as good as they feel.

Plastic Surgery is constantly evolving. We want to be your resource for plastic surgery throughout your life. As new developments and technology arrive, we want to provide the best information and services for you. We will seek to earn your confidence and trust.

Practice Specialization

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face, breast and body.
Breast Reconstruction, including microsurgical techniques.
Body Contouring after massive weight loss (gastric bypass).
Secondary Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (He wrote the book!).
We offer a full range of MediSpa Services, including skin care evaluation and products, permanent hair removal, facials, photofacials, and chemical peels. Our master aesthetician, Jamie Bessette is available for full skin evaluation and broad band light treatments for pigment lightening and skin tightening.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, 1985-1995
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1987
Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Background

Education and Professional Background:
St. Olaf College - Northfield, MN
University of Minnesota Medical School
General Surgery - University of Washington, Seattle
Plastic Surgery - University of California, San Francisco
Plastic Surgery: University of California, San Francisco, 1983-1985
Surgery: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1978-1983

FELLOWSHIPS
1/85-4/85 *Craniofacial Surgery Jorge M. Psillakis Foundation
Sao Paulo, Brazil

7/84-1/85 *Hand and Microsurgery Ralph K. Davies Medical Center
Harry J. Buncke, M.D.
San Francisco, California

Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery
Dr. James C. Grotting is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the founder of his private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been listed for 21 consecutive years in “The Best Doctors in America.” He is a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Grotting is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors and Vice President for The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, for which he is also the Education Commissioner. He is past president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Grotting has been a traveling Professor for both the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is the founder of CosmetAssure, an insurance program that covers unexpected financial exposure for patients from complications in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Grotting serves on numerous editorial boards and is the author of six major textbooks in plastic surgery. He has lectured around the world and published numerous chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of cosmetic surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, patient safety, and breast reconstruction. He has provided free plastic surgery for children with facial deformities in developing countries, through Operation Smile, since 1987.

Teaching Appointments

Dr. James C. Grotting is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Publications and Presentations

BOOKS
1. Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC, Editor, Quality
a. Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO, 1995.

2. Diagnosis and Management of Breast Disease, Blackwell RE, Grotting JC, Co-editors, Blackwell Science, Cambridge, MA, 1996.

3. Secondary Rhinoplasty & Nasal Reconstruction, Grotting JC, Editor, Rohrich RJ, Sheen
a. H, Burget GC, Burget, Jr. DE, Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO, 1996.

4. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC, Editor, Quality Medical Publishing,
a. St. Louis, MO, 10 :(1), 1996.

5. FLAPS: Decision Making in Clinical Practice, Elliott LF., French JH, Grotting JC,
a. McKinnon M, Moses MH, et al., Co-Editors, Springer, New York, NY, 1997.

6. Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Second Edition, Grotting
a. JC, Editor, Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO. 2007.

7. Plastic Surgery. Third Edition, Neligan, Peter, Editor, The Breast Volume, Grotting, James C., volume editor. Elsevier, London, 2012.

CHAPTERS
1. Grotting JC, Vasconez LO: Pressure sores, Essentials of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgiade NG (ed.), Williams & Wilkins, 1986.

2. Grotting JC, Vasconez LO: Modifiziert radikale mastecktomie und simultane rekonstrucktion, Brustkrebs: Organerhaltung und Rekonstruktion. Bohmert H (ed)
Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 1989.

3. Grotting JC, Vasconez LO: The serratus anterior. Grabb’s Encyclopedia Of Flaps
Strauch B, Vasconez LO, Hall-Findlay EJ (eds.) Little Brown & Company, l990.

4. Grotting JC: Free flap breast reconstruction, Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, Strauch B, Vasconez, LO, Hall-Findlay EJ (eds), Little Brown & Company, l990.

5. Grotting JC, Carriquiry C, Vasconez LO: The abdomen, Plastic Surgery, Principles and Practice, Jurkiewicz, et al (eds) Mosby, 1990.

6. Thorne CHM, Siebert JW, Grotting JC, Vasconez LO: Reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity, Plastic Surgery, McCarthy (ed) W.B. Saunders, l990.

7. Grotting JC, Saltz R: Immediate breast reconstruction using the free microsurgical TRAM flap, Cirurgia Plastica da Mama, Bozzola R, Psillakis JM (eds), 1990.

8. Grotting JC: The TRAM flap, Breast Reconstruction with Living Tissue, Hartrampf CR (ed) Hampton Press, l990.

9. Saltz R, Grotting JC: Omentum, Retalhos, Hochberg JP, Editora Medica e Cientifica,
l990.

10. Grotting JC: Parenchymal techniques of reduction mammoplasty, Plastic and Reconstruc-
tive Surgery of the Breast, Noone RB (ed) B. C. Decker, 1991.

11. Grotting JC: Immediate breast reconstruction using the free TRAM flap, The Atlas of Breast Reconstruction., Vasconez LO (ed) Gower Medical Publishing, l99l.

12. Grotting JC, Saltz R, Vasconez LO: Pressure sores, Essentials of Plastic, Maxillofacial & Reconstructive Surgery, Georgiade NG (ed) 2nd edition, Williams & Wilkins, l992.

13. Grotting JC, Schusterman MA: Free TRAM flap, Instructional Courses, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Mosby, Vol. 6, 1993.

14. Grotting JC: Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer, Mastery of Surgery, Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cohen M (ed), Little, Brown, 2:1324-1341, 1994.

15. Grotting JC: What is reoperative plastic surgery? Reoperative Aesthetic & Reconstruc-
tive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

16. Grotting JC: The patient, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

17. Sion DM, Grotting JC: Common secondary complications, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I,
1995.

18. Core GB, Grotting JC: Reoperation for donor site complications, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

19. Peters GE, Grotting JC, Urist MM: Surgery for recurrent cutaneous malignancies of the
head and neck, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC
(ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

20. Grotting JC, McClung MW: Reoperative issues following flap reconstruction in the head
and neck, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC(ed)
Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

21. Grotting JC, Askren CC: Reoperative breast surgery after reduction mammaplasty and
mastopexy, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed)
Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. II, 1995.

22. Grotting JC, Gardner PM, Caffee HH: Reoperative surgery following breast augmentation,
Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality
Medical Publishing, Vol. II, 1995.

23. Grotting JC: Reoperation following implant breast reconstruction, Reoperative Aesthetic
and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. II,
1995.

24. Grotting JC: Reoperation following free flap breast reconstruction, Reoperative Aesthetic
and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. II, 1995.

25. Core GB, Grotting JC: Reoperative surgery of the abdominal wall, Reoperative Aesthetic
and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC (ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. I, 1995.

26. Grotting JC, Ortega FR: Reoperative surgery following excision and grafting of upper
extremity burns, Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Grotting JC
(ed) Quality Medical Publishing, Vol. II, 1995.

27. Grotting JC, Grossman PH: Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Diagnosis and Management of
Breast Disease, Grotting, JC, Blackwell RE, (ed) Blackwell Science 1996.

28. Grotting, JC, Hasegawa BJ: Breast Reconstruction, Diagnosis and Management of Breast Disease, Grotting JC, Blackwell RE (ed) Blackwell Science 1996.

29. Grotting JC: Forearm coverage with free latissimus muscle flap and skin graft, FLAPS:
Decision Making in Clinical Practice, Elliott LF., French JH, Grotting JC,
McKinnon M, Moses MH, et al., Co-Editors, Springer, New York, NY, 1997.

30. Grotting JC: Extensive hand coverage with the reversed radial forearm flap, FLAPS:
Decision Making in Clinical Practice, Elliott LF., French JH, Grotting JC,
McKinnon M, Moses MH, et al., Co-Editors, Springer, New York, NY, 1997.

31. Grotting JC: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy: microsurgical composite tissue transplantation: indications and technical considerations in post mastectomy breast patients, Georgiade Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd Ed., Georgiade GS, Riefkohl R, Levin LS, (eds), Williams & Wilkins, Media, PA, 1996.

32. Gardner PM, Grotting JC: Rubens Flap for Breast Reconstruction, Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, 2nd Ed., Strauch B, Vasconez L, Hall-Findlay E, (eds), Lippincott-Raven Publishers,1997.

33. Chiari A. Jr., Grotting JC, Seidel SP : The L Short-Scar Mammaplasty, Surgery of the Breast : Principles and Art, Spear SL, Editor, Little JW, Lippman ME, Wood WC, Co- Editors, Lippincott-Raven Publishers Philadelphia/New York, 1998.

34. Grotting, JC, Beckenstein MS: Breast Reconstruction With The Free TRAM , Plastic
Surgery, 2nd Edition, Mathes SJ, Hentz VR, co-editors, W.B. Saunders, NY, NY.

35. Grotting JC, Marx AP: Mastopexy, Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition, Mathes SJ, Hentz VR, co-editors, W.B. Saunders, NY, NY.

36. Grotting JC, Henderson JL: Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction For Extensive DCIS of The Breast, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast, 2nd Edition, Silverstein MJ, editor, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA (in press).

37. Grotting JC, Buck JB, Arkoulakis NS: Facial contouring and limited incision rejuvenation,
Esthetic Surgery of the Face, Peled I, Manders E editor, Martin Duntiz , Taylor and Francis, 2004. London.

38. Grotting, JC, Reoperative Rhytidectomy, in The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Technique, Second Edition, Nahai, editor. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 2011.

39. Grotting, JC, Control and Precision in Mastopexy, in The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Technique, Second Edition, Nahai, editor. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 2011.

40. Grotting, JC, Control and Precision in Mastopexy, in The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Technique, First Edition, Nahai, editor. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 2005.

41. Hanneman, M, and Grotting, James C., Reoperative Aesthetic Breast Surgery. In International Aesthetic Surgery, Toth and Scuderi, Editors, 2012.

42. Chiari, Armando, Grotting, JC, Seidel, S. The L Short Scar Mammaplasty. In Surgery of the Breast, Second Edition, Spear, S., Editor, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006.

43. Chiari, Armando, Grotting, JC, Seidel, S. The L Short Scar Mammaplasty. In Surgery of the Breast, Second Edition, Spear, S., Editor, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006.
44. Grotting, JC, Anderson, E. Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. In Surgery of the Breast, Second Edition, Spear, S., Editor, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006.
45. Chiari, Armando, Grotting,. The L Short Scar Mammaplasty. In Surgery of the Breast, Third Edition, Spear, S., Editor, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.

Awards & Honors

*College Achievements*
Five Minnesota Medical Foundation summer research fellowships.
Magna Cum Laude with departmental distinction in biology.
Athletic letter in soccer.

*Graduate Achievements*
Fellowship year in pathology supported by a Minnesota Medical Foundation Research Fellowship.
Scholarship to attend Given Institute Seminar in Pathobiology, Aspen, Colorado (l977)
Kenneth Ernst Award for Outstanding Research in Anatomic Pathology (1977)
Medical School Achievements
Medical Student Achievement Award (one of four $1500 scholarships presented to each graduating class) (1978)
Outstanding Young Investigator Award (1978)
Representative to American Medical Student Association, Chicago Convention (1977)

*Academic Achievements*
Certificate of Merit: Senior Residents Conference in Plastic Surgery, Richmond, Virginia (1985)
The Robert H. Ivy Society Award for excellence in the preparation, presentation and illustration of scientific material. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California (1989)
"Best Doctors in America", 1992-93, 1st edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
"Best Doctors in America", 1993-94, 2nd edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1994-95, 3rd edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1995-96, 4th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1996-97, 5th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, Southeast Region”, 1996-97, Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1997-1998, 6th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1998-1999, 7th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 1999-2000, 8th edition. Woodward/White, Inc,
“Best Doctors in America”, 2000-2001, 9th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2001-2002, 10th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2002-2003, 11th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2003-2004, 12th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2004-2005, 13th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2005-2006, 14th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2006-2007, 15th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2007-2008, 16th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2008-2009, 17th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2009-2010, 18th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2010-2011, 19th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
“Best Doctors in America”, 2011-2012, 20th edition. Woodward/White, Inc.
Who’s Who in America 56th Edition, 2002--present, Marquis

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Highlands
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Brookwood Medical Center
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society
Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
The Harry J. Buncke Society
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Jefferson County Medical Society
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Birmingham Chapter
Alabama Chapter, American College of Surgeons
Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Offices Held

Member, Judicial Council 2017
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Long Range Planning Committee 2015
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Awards Committee 2008-2009
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Vice President 2013-2014
Executive Committee
Finance & Investment ex officio, Vice President & Education Commissioner
Education Commission
Industry Policy Committee – Education Commissioner
ASAPS/ASPS Co-Sponsored Symposium Committee
Patient Safety Committee
Program Committee – Chair
Traveling Professor – International Traveling Professor
Leadership Development Committee
ABPS Cosmetic/Breast Advisory Council Representative (since 2011)
ASPS Scientific Program Committee Aesthetic Subcommittee Chair (since 2010)
ASAPS/ASPS Co-Sponsored Symposium Committee – ASAPS Rep (since 2009)
Representative to the ASAPS/ASPS Co – Sponsored Symposia Committee (since 2009)
ASJ Breast Section Editor
ASJ Editor
ASERF Voting Member of the Board
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

MOC Committee 2008-present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member, Data Task Force Committee 2008
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Chairman, Patient Safety Committee 2010-2011
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member, Patient Safety Committee 2008—present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Executive Committee 2011-present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Commissioner of Education 2011—present
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Vice Commissioner of Education 2008-2011
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Treasurer 2011-2013 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Board of Directors 2009-present American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Chairman, Instructional Course Committee 2008
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member, Membership Committee 2008
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Treasurer 2008-2010
Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation

President 2010
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

President Elect 2009
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Vice President 2008
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Parliamentarian 2007-2008
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Assistant Secretary 2004-2007
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Historian 2003
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty Task Force 1997
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation

Member, Program Committee 1996-1997
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Chairman, Senior Residents Conference Subcommittee 1996-1997
Resident Information Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Member, Breast Subcommittee 1996-1997
Instructional Course Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Medical Director 1996
Ultrasonic Assisted Lipoplasty Clinicals Mentor H/S

Member, Outcomes Advisory Board 1996
MedPartners/Mullikin

Member, Resident/Research Committee 1995-1996
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Breast Subcommittee 1995-1996
Instructional Course Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Chairman, Senior Residents Conference Subcommittee 1995-1996
Resident Information Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Chairman, Breast Subcommittee, Scientific Program Committee 1995-1996
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Long Range Planning Committee 1994-1997
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Instructional Course Committee 1994-1995
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Member, Senior Residents Conference Committee 1994-1995
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Member, Committee on Breast Content 1994
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery

Chairman, Breast Subcommittee, Scientific Program Committee 1993
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Breast Subcommittee, Scientific Program Committee 1992, 1994
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Resident Competition Committee 1990-1991
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, Scientific Program Committee 1990
Plastic Surgery Research Council 35th Annual Meeting

Member, Forward Planning Committee 1989-1990
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Member, Residents and Research Committee 1989 to Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons present

Member, Research Proposals Committee 1988-1992
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Member, Hand and Extremities Subcommittee 1988-1989
In-service Examination Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Member, Plastic Surgery Product Assessment Commission 1988
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Your Consultation

We are available daily and would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about our services or would like to make an appointment, do not hesitate to call our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We look forward to seeing you soon! Call for an appointment 205-930-1600

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Grotting Plastic Surgery has a state-of-the-art fully AAAASF accredited surgical facility where virtually all cosmetic procedures can be performed. When an overnight stay is recommended, the Hyatt Place Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to our facility. Anesthesia and sedation is provided by experienced certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Hospital procedures are performed at the University of Alabama Highlands Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, or Brookwood Medical Center.

Computer Imaging

Canfield Imaging System
Vectra 3-D imaging system

Skin Care Products

Societe
ZO
Tizo
Glow Mineral Makeup
Clarisonic

Languages Spoken

English, German and Spanish

Payment Options

Credit/Debit Cards
Care Credit

James C. Grotting MD, FACS

1 Inverness, Center Parkway,
Suite 100, Birmingham, AL,
35242, US

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