Awards & Certifications

Dr. Ringler has been included in many “best of” publications over his years in practice including:


  • U.S. News & World/Health – Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery 2013-2016 (peer selected)
  • America’s Top Doctors – Castle Connolly 2012-2016 (physician selected)
  • Best Doctors in America, an authoritative listing of the nation’s top physicians in each medical specialty- 1996-2016 (physician selected)
  • Patient Choice Award – 2008 – 2014 (consumer selected)
  • Most Compassionate Doctor -2011-2014 (consumer selected)
  • America’s Top Plastic Surgeons- Consumers’ Research Council 2009 – (consumer selected)
  • Top Doctors – Grand Rapids Magazine (consumer ballot contest)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award-Grand Rapids Residency Program – 2009 (Grand Rapids plastic surgery residents)
  • Stephen J Pratt Award- Operation Smile International -2008 (CEO of Operation Smile )
  • Grand Rapids Magazine – Top Plastic Surgeons West Michigan – 2015
  • Teacher of the Year – Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program (Grand Rapids plastic surgery residents)

Dr. Ringler is a member of, and accredited by, many cosmetic and plastic surgery associations including:

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
Member, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

Research & Leadership Positions:

Clinical Professor of Surgery – Michigan State University, Department of Surgery
Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program of the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/MSU 1997-2009
Chairman: Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery
Past President, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
Medical Director: Michigan Chapter, Operation Smile
Founder: Thank You U.S. Veterans Project Founder
Best Research Award, GRAMEC Research Day
Best Research Award – Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

More information about Dr. Ringler:
Complete Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Ringler’s Bio

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