In the Media
Dr. Ortegon In The Media
At 7 years old, I already knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I was exposed to doctors and the work that they did and it was clear to me that they were able to “fix things.” I wanted to be someone who could solve problems like they did. This early influence held and becoming a doctor was the goal I had from that point forward.
I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and then went on to complete medical school at the University of Texas. I grew up in a small town and just assumed I would be a family practice doctor. But my first rotation in medical school was in the Plastic Surgery Department where, in a single day, I was able to observe reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and breast surgery. I was fascinated… and right away I realized that this was what I wanted to do.
I completed both my General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive residencies at the University Hospital in San Antonio.
Dr. Baumholtz In The Media
Dr. Michael Baumholtz is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose practice encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Originally from Philadelphia where he earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, he chose a career in surgery that earned years of additional training. Following a residency in general surgery at York Hospital and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Baumholtz completed a second residency in his current specialty of UTHSC in San Antonio.
Though he returned to Philadelphia for a while, the doctor and his family ultimately decided to return to San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, PA. He’s currently affiliated with several local hospitals, including Methodist, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital and Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills. Where he also serves as chief of staff-elect. In addition, Dr. Baumholtz teaches aspiring plastic surgeons at UTHSC.