Michael K. Newman, M.D.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Torrance
Dr. Newman obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA and then moved to the east coast for medical training, including medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and basic science research at the National Institutes of Health. He then spent six years at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) completing a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency. During his residency training, Dr. Newman gained extensive experience in the full spectrum of plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, surgery after massive weight loss, reconstruction of the head and body after traumatic injuries, reconstruction of the head and body after major cancer surgery, repair of facial and hand fractures, elective and traumatic hand surgery, craniofacial surgery including cleft lip and palate repair, burn surgery, and wound care.
Upon completion of his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Newman was selected to pursue additional fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital under the guidance of Drs. Scott Spear and Maurice Nahabedian, known for their expertise in breast surgery including breast implants and DIEP flaps, respectively. These internationally recognized plastic surgeons authored the textbook that set the standard for all types of breast surgery. The fellowship at Georgetown also focused on cosmetic surgery of the face and body, including clinical instructor responsibilities such as teaching cosmetic surgery techniques to residents.
During his training, Dr. Newman was involved in numerous research endeavors leading to several publications, many dealing with the topics of breast cosmetics and breast reconstruction (see CV for details). He received various awards during his training including membership in several honor societies, teaching awards during residency, and an award for the highest score at his institution on the plastic surgery annual examination.
After completing plastic surgery training, Dr. Newman returned to the west coast to continue his plastic surgery career. He joined South Bay Plastic Surgeons in August of 2007, where he practices the full spectrum of plastic surgery including both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body.
Dr. Newman continues to be a leader in the field of plastic surgery. He is part of the teaching faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery. As Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, he is actively involved in the education and training of UCLA plastic surgery residents. This includes volunteering his time to train residents and care for patients at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Newman is also involved in several clinical research trials that allow him to offer the most up to date care to his patients.
Dr. Newman is known by his patients for his positive attitude, thorough consultations, and excellent results. Patients often comment that Dr. Newman's friendly demeanor made it easy for them to express themselves and get their questions answered. His outstanding surgical skills and caring bed-side manner have made him a favorite among Los Angeles plastic surgery patients.
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