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Dr. Michaels was educated in New York City, taking a undergraduate degree in psychology from Columbia College. He went on to The College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University for his medical degree. He began his residency training in General Surgery at NYU-Bellevue and completed the five year residency as Chief resident in 1993. During that residency he also completed a research fellowship at the Bogart Laboratory in Bellevue Hospital studying microsurgery and wound healing.

After General Surgery, Dr. Michaels moved to Boston’s Brigham/Children’s/Harvard Plastic Surgery program for two additional years. The beauty and culture in Berkshire County then enticed him, and he began his practice in plastic surgery. He founded Berkshire Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center which was approved by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities in 1999 and the Federal Government (HCFA) in 2000. Dr. Michaels is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has particular interests in cosmetic surgery,  breast reconstruction and skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Michaels is the President of the Berkshire District of the Massachusetts Medical Society, where he is also on the board of trustees. At the federal level he is the Massachusetts representative at the State Council for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


B.A. 1983, Psychology
Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
1979-1983M.D. 1987
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.


Research Fellow, Microsurgery
Milbank Laboratory
Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University-Bellevue Hospital
New York, N.Y.

Academic Appointments

1987-1993Clinical Instructor of Surgery, NYU-Bellevue
1993-1995Clinical Fellow of Surgery, Harvard
1996-PresentAssistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, UMASS

Licenses & Certifications

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 1993-Present
NMBE Diplomate: #340696, July 1, 1988
Diplomate of The American College of Surgeons: September 1994
Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery: November 1997

Society Mememberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1993-Present; MA rep for Council on State Affairs
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1987-Present
American Medical Association, Member, 1985-Present
Massachusetts Medical Society,  1996-Present; Committe on Legislation, Member of Board of trustees
Berkshire County Medical Society, 1996- Present Current President
Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons,  (state representative 2004-Present) 1996-Present

Awards & Grants

1991Plastic Surgery Education Foundation for: Amniotic Fluid Effects on Fetal and Maternal Fibroblasts Awarded
June 1996Teaching Award presented by the Surgical Residents of Berkshire Medical Center
June 1997Teaching Award presented by the Surgical Residents of Berkshire Medical Center


  1. Michaels BM, Piscatelli S, Siebert JW, Jennings R, Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Amniotic Fluid Stimulates or Inhibits Fibroblasts, Depending on Gestational Age. Surgical Forum 1991
  2. Michaels BM, Nunn C, Roses DF, Lobular Carcinoma of The Male Breast. Surgery 115:402-5 1994
  3. Piscatelli SJ, Michaels BM, Gregory P,Jennings RW, Longaker MT, Harrison MR, Siebert, JW, Fetal Fibroblast Contraction Of Collagen Matrices In Vitro:The Effects of Epidermal Growth Factor and Transforming Growth Factor beta. Annals of Plastic Surgery 33:38-45 1994
  4. Zhang L, , Michaels BM, Bakshandeh N, Tuchler RE, Siebert JW, Kasabian A, Prefabricated Flap Size Limitations Utilizing An Omental Carrier. Microsurgery 15(8):568-570, 1994
  5. Michaels BM, Orgill DP, Santos AA, Tropical Pyomyositis Presenting in the Upper Extremity. Archives of Surgery, 130; 446-447, 1995.
  6. Gherardini G, Lundeberg T, Matarasso A, Michaels BM, Gazelius B, Broda-Jansen G, Samuelson U, Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide Increases Microcirculation After Mechanically Induced Ischemia in a Experimental Island Flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 35:178-183, 1995
  7. Michaels BM, Orgill DP, Pribaz JJ, Eriksson E, Flap Closure of Post Pneumonectomy Empyema. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 99(2):437-442, 1997
  8. Mainella M, Majewski WT, Michaels BM, Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma Resulting in Amputation, Annals of Plastic Surgery 41:444-447, 1998
  9. Michaels, B, Use of Muscle Flaps for Vascular Graft Infection in the Groin, Current Surgery, 55(8):358-361,1998
  10. Michaels BM, Eko FN, Csank GA, Outpatient Abdominoplasty Facilitated by Rib Blocks, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Supplement) 120(4): 145 2007
  11. Michaels BM, Csank GA, Ryb GE, Eko FN, Rubin A, Prospective Randomized Comparison of Onabotulinumtoxin (Botox) and Abobotulinumtoxin (Dysport) in the Treatment of Forehead, Glabellar and Periorbital Wrinkles. Aesthetic Surgery J 32(1):96-102 2012