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Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler of Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI) Profile

 
Grand Rapids MI Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler

Dr. Steven L. Ringler

Education
  • B.S.: Michigan State University
  • M.D.: Michigan State University
  • Intern: Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Resident in General Surgery: Michigan State University/Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Resident in Plastic Surgery: Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Microsurgery Fellowship: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois
 
DR. STEVEN L. RINGLER is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a prominent plastic surgeon, leader, innovator and teacher of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The author of peer-reviewed journal studies and presenter at national and international plastic surgery meetings, Dr. Ringler is a professor of surgery at Michigan State University and has been the Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program for 12 years. He also has served as President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons. Known for his compassion and giving, Dr. Ringler is the founder and medical director of the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile International, a non-profit volunteer medical program providing reconstructive surgery to children in many developing countries and the United States. Exclusively dedicated to all areas of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ringler has been selected as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States by Best Doctors in America®, an authoritative listing of the nation's top physicians, in each medical specialty every year from 1996-2012, as voted on by his peers. (Click here for a PDF of Dr. Ringler's Information.)
  • 2009 - present: Co-founder, Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1998 - present: Clinical Professor, Michigan State University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • 1997 - 2009: Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/Michigan State University
  • 1997 - 1999: President, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
  • 1995 - 1997: Secretary/Treasurer, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
  • 1993 - present: Chairman, Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery
  • 1992 - 1998: Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • 1992 - 1997: Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/Michigan State University
  • 1984 - 1992: Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • 1983 - 1984: Clinical Instructor, Michigan State University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Michigan Medical Practice Board, 1978
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons

MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

CURRENT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1982 - present
  • Active Staff Appointments
  • Spectrum Health Hospital System
  • Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
2008 - present
  • Grand Valley Surgical Center
2009 - present
  • St. Mary's Southwest Surgical Center

Post-doctoral Fellowships

July 1982 - December 1982
  • Microsurgery Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois
July 1980 - June 1982
  • Resident in Plastic Surgery, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 1978 - June 1980
  • Resident in General Surgery, Michigan State University/Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 1977 - March 1978
  • Intern, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

EDUCATION


1977
  • Michigan State University, M.D.
1973
  • Michigan State University, B.S.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 1996-2010, Best Doctors in America
  • 2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award, GR/MSU Plastic Surgery Residency Program
  • 2008, Stephen J. Pratt Award for Volunteer Service - Operation Smile
  • 2003, Best Doctors in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1990, Best Research Award, GRAMEC Research Day
  • 1990, Best Research Award- Capsular Flap, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
  • Teacher of the Year, Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center

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Certifications and Professional Memberships
  • M.D.
  • F.A.C.S.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
F.A.C.S. American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
 
 
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