Bio - Steven L. Ringler

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 consistently 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, by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor® in Plastic Surgery for 2011-2015, U.S. News and World Report/Health, Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, 2011-2013.

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, Active
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983
Fellow: American College of Surgeons

MEMBERSHIP: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

CURRENT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1982 – present
Active Staff Appointment
Spectrum Health Hospital System
Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

2008 – present
Grand Valley Surgical Center

St. Mary’s Southwest Surgical Center

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