Michael M. Stefan MD

Exton, PA, US
Michael M. Stefan MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

When you enter Dr. Michael Stefan's plastic surgery practice for the first time, you'll sense a compassionate, professional atmosphere that will remain consistent throughout your experience. The staff supporting Dr. Stefan is thoroughly trained and works as a team to ensure that each time you contact the office you receive a prompt, knowledgeable response.

Practice Specialization

Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Breast Revisions
Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck
Mommy Makeover
Brazilian Butt Lift
Post Weight Loss Surgery

Brow Lift
Eyelid Surgery
Fat Transfer

BOTOX Cosmetic
Injectable Fillers
Laser Treatments

Additional Information

Dr. Stefan ranks among the most accomplished and respected plastic surgeons in the Main Line area. He has built a reputation as a gifted surgeon who is equal parts craftsman, physician and educator. Both patients and peers recognize Dr. Stefan's ability to create natural, beautiful results backed by the latest developments in medical research.

His passion for his work derives in part from his enduring appreciation of beauty and fine art. In fact, before attending medical school, he studied Art History and Medicine at New York University. He draws upon his skills in both disciplines when performing cosmetic procedures. The natural results he creates reflect the principles of symmetry, balance, and proportion and an ability to see and enhance every woman's beauty.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Dr. Stefan is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.

The American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Dr. Stefan is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, an independent, non-profit organization that certifies surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS.

Professional Background

B.A., New York University; Washington Square and University College of Arts and Science; Bachelor of Arts: Combined Majors of Biology and Art History; New York, New York, 6/31/1977 to 7/1/1981

Residency Training
General Surgery
Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA (7/1/1985 to 7/1/1991)

Recertification of the Cosmetic Surgery module for the American Board of Plastic Surgery's Cognitive Examination 6/11/14
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners 7/1/86
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery 2/11/93 (Non-Active)
Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery 11/22/1996; Recertification: 4/1/2006
Diplomate of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine Member #0283-09: 10/19/2009 to 10/19/2010
Certification Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Exp. 1/14

Professional Experience
Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
10611 Hickman Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50322 (2/1/94 to 6/12/97)
Director Division of Breast Reconstruction

Southern Ohio Medical Center
SOMC Surgical Associates
Braulin Building, Suite 402
1711 27th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 (2/16/09 to 6/25/10)
Recruited to establish a new program in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Michael Stefan, M.D., P.C.
The Commons at Oaklands (as of 3/1/13)
730 West Lincoln Hwy, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341 (11/97 to 2/2009; 7/2010 to present)
Plastic Surgeon specializing in Aesthetic and Oncologic Surgery

New York University, College of Arts and Science: Phi Beta Kappa
New York University, Founder's Day Award for highest bracket of scholastic excellence.
The Global Directory of Who's Who – Lifetime Member, 2006
Guide To America's Top Physicians – Consumer's Research Council of America; 2004–2006

Degree: M.D., The Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7/1/1981 to 7/1/1985

Fellowship Training
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals
Gainesville, FL (7/1/1991 to 7/1/1993)

Fellowship Advanced
Aesthetic Surgery & Breast Surgery
Georgetown University Medical Center
District of Columbia (7/1/1993 to 1/1/1994)

Publications and Presentations

Authors: Spear M.D., S., and Stefan M.D., M.
Chapter: Breast Reconstruction with Expanders / Implants
Editors: Jurkiewicz M.D., M.J., and Culbertson M.D., J.H.
Book: Operating Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Authors: Spear M.D., S., and Stefan M.D., M.
Chapter: Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expanders and Implants
Editor: Kroll M.D., S.S.
Book: Reconstructive Surgery for Cancer Patients

Gowen M.D., G., Delaurentis M.D., D., and Stefan M.D., M.
Immediate Placement of Long Intestinal Tube in Partial Obstruction of Small Bowel
Contemporary Surgery, 32: 29-34, 1998.

Stefan M.D., M., Holocomb M.D., G., and Ross M.D., A.
Gastrocolic Fistula as a complication of Endoscopic Gastrotomy
Journal of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Vol. 13, No. 5, 554-556, 1999.

Chawdry M.D., R.P., Stefan M.D., M., and Cheronfsky M.D., M.
Use of Vein Patch Angioplasty in Microvasular Tissue Transfers
Annals Plastic Surgery 24: 289, 1990

Sleater M.D., J., Beers M.D., B., Stefan M.D., M., Kilpatrick M.D., T., and Hendricks Ph.D., J.
Proliferating Trichilemmal Cyst; Report of Four Cases, Two with Nondiploid DNA Content and Increased Proliferation Index
Accepted for Publication in the American Journal of Dermatopathology

Spear M.D., S., and Stefan M.D., M.
Stacked TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominus Flap) in Breast Reconstruction
Annals of Plastic Surgery 33:1, 1994

McCarthy D.P.M., G.J., Lindaman M.D., L., and Stefan M.D., M.
Pedal Polydactyly: An Overview with Case Report
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 34: 6, 1995

Stefan M.D., M.
Breast Reconstruction in the 1990's: Overview
Polk Country Medical Bulletin
October 19, 1996

Reconstructive Options for Lipoatrophy; A Symposium of subdermal injection techniques.
Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
November 17, 2005

Stefan, M.D., M.
Paoli Hospital Cancer Committee: Report on Malignant
Melanom: DNA/RNA Transcription Process.
Publication of Main Line Health Cancer Services.
May, 1997

National & Regional Presentations
Represented Artist in the Exhibition, "Medical Illustrations in Philadelphia"
Bryce Gallery, Moore College of Art, 1985

Foley M.D., M., Stefan M.D., M., Campbell M.D., R.E., and Malloy M.D., T.R.
Radiographic Evaluation of Genitourinary Protheses Radiology 173 (p): 507, 1989
Scientific Exhibit: Presented at the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, 1989

Gowen M.D., G., Delaurentis M.D., D., and Stefan M.D., M.
Immediate Endoscopic Placement of the Long Intestinal Tube in the Small Bowel Obstruction
Scientific Exhibit at Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, 1985

Nini M.D., K., Stefan M.D., M., and Dietrick M.D., G.
The Use of Expended PTFE Soft-Tissue Patch in Repair of Inguinal Hernia Repair
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Scientific Exhibit Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, 1987

Dietrick M.D., G., Kirkland M.D., M., and Stefan, M.D., M.
A Three-Year Prospective of Acquired Hernias Repaired Using Ploytetrafluorolthylene Soft-Tissue Patch as the Biomaterials
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Scientific Exhibit Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, October 7-12, 1990

Stefan M.D., M., Butler M.D., P., and Caffee M.D., H.
The Utility and Problems in using Brassiere Size in Augmentation Mammoplasty
Presented at Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting
Amelia Island, Florida, June 7-11, 1992

Spear M.D., S., and Stefan M.D., M.
Videotape Presentation: Breast Reconstruction with Anatomically Designed Lower Pole Saline-Filled Implants
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dallas, Texas, April 1994

Stefan M. D., M. and Temourian M.D., B.
"Limited Incision Browplasty"
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Quebec City, Canada

Stefan M.D., M.
Reconstructive Principles in Cancer Management following Cancer Surgery
Cancer Education Conference, Mercy Hospital Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa, May 22, 1995
Tower Medical Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa, October 2, 1996

Stefan, M.D., M., et. al.
Multi-Physician Panel, American Cancer Society
Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Conference
Tower Medical Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa
October 2, 1996

Women's Health Source: Second Annual Health Retreat
"Update on Aesthetic and Reconstructive procedures for the post-Mastectomy Patient"
Mainline Health Centers; Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel
February 5, 2000

Stefan, M.D., M.
Scioto County Medical Society's 40th Annual
PostgraduateTherapy Seminar -2009

Stefan, M.D., M.
Immediate and Delayed Reconstruction of the Partial Mastectomy Defect
Southern Ohio Medical Center; Portsmouth, Ohio
October 23-24, 2009

Stefan, M.D., M.
Southern Ohio Medical Center Grand Rounds
"Cutaneous Melanoma"
February 19, 2010

Stefan, M.D., M., et. al.
Southern Ohio Medical Center: Medical Imaging Seminar: "Radiographic Imaging of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants; Dilemma and Resolution"
March 27, 2010

IRB (Investigation Review Board) Protocols
Mentor: Memory Gel Implant Postapproval Study- A 10 year study to determine device performance in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Approved 11/21/2006

McGhan Medical Corporation: Silicone-Filled Breast Implant Adjunct Clinical Study

Syneron Corporation: Velasmooth IRB Protocol for device efficacy.
Essex Institutional Review Board, Inc. clinical research project "A
prospective clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy for skin tightening and cellulite treatment", 10/8/03

Awards & Honors

Dr. Stefan is proud to have been included in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians."
Patients' Choice Award 2012-2013
Most Compassionate Doctor 2011-2013
Mainline Readers Choice Award - 8 Years
Mainline Today Top Doc 2001

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Dr. Stefan is one of approximately 500 U.S.-based members of the ISAPS. Founded almost 40 years ago at the United Nations in New York, the mission of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is to provide up-to-date medical education for member surgeons, to disseminate accurate and current information to the public and media, and to promote safe cosmetic surgery worldwide.

The International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science
Dr. Stefan is an academic/clinical member of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS). This exclusive society is made up of some of the world's leading researchers and clinicians in the field of adipose tissue (fat) biology and related technology. IFATS is currently the world's only interdisciplinary fat tissue society.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Dr. Stefan is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS was established over 75 years ago and is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. ASPS Member Surgeons have more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Dr. Stefan is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. With over 2,500 members in the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, ASAPS is dedicated to advancing the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery

Your Consultation

Dr. Stefan's consultation office is large enough to comfortably accommodate additional family members, if desired. Digital before-and-after patient photos help further your understanding of various cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures.

Dr. Stefan charges a fee of $75 for the initial consultation. This fee will be applied to the balance of surgical fees incurred. In cases where a consultation is deemed "medically necessary," charges will be submitted to your insurance company. A co-pay, deductible or co-insurance may apply.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

The surgical suite is limited to procedures using "conscious sedation" (not general anesthesia) and relatively minor procedures. Faith, our anesthesia consultant, provides in-office safety protocols regarding office-based surgery.

Payment Options

Dr. Stefan accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Debit cards for your convenience, as well as cash or a check. Dr. Stefan is also pleased to offer patients the CareCredit card, North America's leading patient payment program.

Michael M. Stefan MD

The Commons at Oaklands,
730 W. Lincoln Hwy., Exton, PA,
19341, US

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