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.
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
|Research Fellow, Microsurgery|
Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University-Bellevue Hospital
New York, N.Y.
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
|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