Michael D. Cohen MD, FACS
About the Practice
Baltimore native Dr. Michael Cohen is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), he is among a select group of board certified plastic surgeons that have attained the highest level of achievement in cosmetic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience.
One of the leading breast surgeons in the nation, Dr. Cohen has the prestigious honor of being designated one of Mentor's Top 25 Surgeons in their LEAD Program (Leadership, Experience and Development in Breast Augmentation) for the past 8 consecutive years. Mentor is the largest manufacturer of breast implants in the United States. Dr. Cohen also performs a full range of other cosmetic procedures, including breast lift, breast reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Cohen completed his plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center and his general surgery residency at Boston University. Also a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen is fellowship-trained in cosmetic, microvascular and burn surgery.
While Dr. Cohen's professional training and surgical talent are very impressive, his compassionate approach to medicine is what truly sets him apart. Dr. Cohen is known for his ability to put patients at ease, listening carefully to their goals and guiding them every step of the way toward achieving them. It's his empathy and regard for patients, artistic talent, meticulous technique and reputation for creating natural, beautiful results that put Dr. Cohen at the top of his field - as one of Baltimore's premier cosmetic plastic surgeons.
Belecara, formerly the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland, is a full-service aesthetic medical center offering the most advanced cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. As the region’s leading aesthetic multi-specialty center, we provide our patients with personalized, integrated services that are designed to help you look and feel your best, providing healthy beauty for a lifetime.
Focused on excellence, Belecara’s board-certified physicians are leaders in today’s most sophisticated enhancement procedures. Our center offers 2 fully accredited surgical suites, a highly credentialed medical staff, board-certified anesthesiologists, and an extensive variety of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancing treatments, including:
Medical Grade Peels
Laser Skin Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
Permanent make up
Background & Certification
1977- The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
B.S.Biology: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1977-1981.
Graduate Studies in Biochemistry: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981-1982
M.D.: Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982-1986.
Internship: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Dept. of Surgery, 1986-1987.
Residency: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Dept. of Surgery, 1987-1989.
Residency: Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, California Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1990- 1993.
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Dept. of Surgery Burn Fellowship, 1989-1990.
Fellowship: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, , Houston, Texas, Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1991.
Fellowship: The Buneke Clinic, Davis Medical Center, San Francisco, California, Microsurgical Replantation-Transplantation Fellowship, 1992.
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Division of Plastic Surgery Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, 1993-1994.
Fellowship, Corona Del Mar Plastic Surgery Center, Aesthetic Fellowship, 1994
Publications and Presentations
Cohen, M.D.: Acute care and resuscitation of the burn patient. University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, October 1990.
Cohen, M.D.: Current Concepts in burn therapy. University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds, March 1990.
Partington, M.T., Cohen, M.D.: Dichromatic dissection of the facial nerve—A safe adjunct to SMAS surgery. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1992.
Cohen, M.D.: Cancer reconstruction of the head and neck. The Buncke Clinic Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, California, Division of Microsurgical Replantation- Transplantation, June 1992.
Cohen, M.D.: Dichromatic dissection of the facial nerve—A safe adjunct to SMAS surgery. Chief Residents Conference, San Diego, California, May 1993.
Cohen, M.D.: Plastic Surgical Concepts for the 90’s. Harper Community College Health Care Forum, May 1995.
Cohen, M.D.: Current Trends in Treatment of Wounds- Greater Baltimore Medical Center, October 1997, 1998, 1999.
Cohen, M.D., Dellon, M.D.: QST, Quantitative Sensory Testing, Ulnar Nerve, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Bermuda, October 1997.
Cohen, M.D., Dellon, M.D.: Case Report- Computer- Assisted Sensorimotor Testing Documents Neural Regeneration after Ulnar Nerve Repair at the Wrist, 2001.
Awards & Honors
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Mentor's Top 25 Surgeons in their LEAD Program (Leadership, Experience, and Development in Breast Augmentation)
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Baltimore Magazine Top Doc for Plastic Surgery
1991 Recipient, American Society for Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Award
1991 Recipient, Thuss Family Resident Research Award for Research in bone growth factors in human craniosynostosis
1984-1986 Recipient, Hammerman Scholoship March of Dimes Foundation
1981 President, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
1980 President, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
1978-1981 Recipient of research Fellowships University of Maryland
1978-1981 Dean's List, Tulane University
Affiliations & Memberships
Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, MD
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, MD
St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Mentor's Top 25 Surgeons in their LEAD Program (Leadership, Experience, and Development in Breast Augmentation)
John Staige Davis Society
Northeaster Society of Plastic Surgeons
Board Member, LifeBridge Health
Treasurer, John Staige Davis Society
Please call 410.296.0414 to schedule today. We look forward to meeting you!
Staff & Facilities
For your privacy, convenience and comfort, BELECARA has an onsite surgical facility, the BELECARA Surgery Center. Because safety is our first concern, our facility meets the most stringent requirements. We are certified by Medicare and licenced by the state of Maryland as an ASC, since 2005. Every surgical procedure is performed with Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Registered Nurses.
We are one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This high-level accreditation is proof of our commitment to the highest quality patient care, and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.
We will use all of our skills, talents and technological capabilities to help you reach your goals. In addition, we will provide unparalleled follow-up services to ensure you realize maximum results as well as peace of mind.
Skin Care Products
Glowing, beautiful skin begins with a healthy lifestyle, a commitment to a daily skincare regimen and the expertise of skilled skincare professionals. BELECARA is designed to provide an integrated approach to reversing the signs of aging and help you achieve a more youthful, fresh appearance. Our highly-trained team naturally blends advanced skincare programs and rejuvenation therapies within the relaxing and luxurious environment of an indulgent day spa
Belecara is proud to be an exclusive provider of BABOR skincare products and treatments. BABOR treatments achieve optimal results through the use of custom-tailored skincare products and special advanced treatment techniques. Radiant skin, relaxation, regeneration and a whole-body balance are the results of every BABOR face treatment.
We believe that in order to maintain beautiful skin it is importance to be proactive by consistently nurturing your skin with the highest quality and result-oriented products. We have highly trained aesthetic consultants who use VISIA technology to help guide you to the best skin care regimen for you. Please call our office to set up your complimentary VISIA analysis today.
Cosmetic surgery should be viewed as a long term investment in yourself and your future. At Belecara we provide our patients with various payment options.
CASH – ask us about our discounts.
CREDIT – for your convenience, we accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Should you decide to use a credit card, please complete this credit card authorization form and fax it to 410.296.0412.
FINANCING - We understand that obtaining the funds for cosmetic enhancement can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. We are here to help. Our financing department is designed to get you the financing you need for the procedures you want. Our Financial Specialists are ready to work with you every step of the way, including
• preparing your credit application;
• obtaining your credit score;
• matching you with the most appropriate lender, based on your personal credit history;
• selecting the right financing plan that works for you;
• negotiating with the selected lender(s) to secure your funds.
We have been successful securing financing for many patients, even those with challenging credit histories. Call 410.296.0414 to speak with one of our Financing Specialists today.