Meet Michael A.Baumholtz, M.D., FACS
Dr. Baumholtz is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
His broad expertise includes both cosmetic surgery and complex reconstructive procedures. He prides himself on communicating with patients in a meaningful, understandable manner.
He performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
Dr. Baumholtz earned a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, a Masters of Science (M.S.) from Thomas Jefferson University, and his medical degree (MD) from Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia). After medical school, Dr. Baumholtz completed a General Surgery residency at York Hospital and is Board Certified in General Surgery. He then went on to complete a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He then successfully completed a Plastic and Reconstructive residency here in San Antonio at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Prior to returning to San Antonio, Dr. Baumholtz was an Assistant Professor and staff Surgeon at Temple University Hospital in the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Dr. Baumholtz has lectured widely to other physicians and surgeons on topics of plastic and hand surgery including: sternal reconstruction, complex hernia repair, post bariatric body contouring, head and neck reconstruction, hand trauma, and upper / lower extremity reconstruction. He is an active ATLS instructor. He has published a number of articles on both adult and pediatric plastic surgical issues and his work has been presented at local, regional, national, and international meetings.
Dr. Baumholtz is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a member of the prestigious Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. Locally, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Bexar County Medical Society.
Dr. Baumholtz is on staff at many of the hospitals in San Antonio including Forest Park Medical Center, Methodist Health System (Main, Stone Oak, and Children’s Hospitals), and Christus Santa Rosa (Medical Center, Westover Hills, and Children’s Hospital). He is the Chief of Staff elect at Christus Santa Rosa - Westover Hills Hospital and serves as a staff Plastic Surgeon at the Audie Murphy Veteran’s Hospital.
Dr. Baumholtz strongly believes in helping patients feel better about themselves - helping them access their beauty within. A full spectrum of cosmetic procedures is offered for men and women. Surgical procedures range from liposuction and tummy tucks, to facelifts and rhinoplasties. Every patient is given the opportunity to participate in the conversation and be part of the surgical plan.
In addition to cosmetic procedures, Dr Baumholtz has clinical interests in complex reconstructive procedures for adults and children. Those clinical interests include: complex trauma and cancer reconstruction, hand injuries in adults and children, nerve compression and nerve injuries, post-bariatric body contouring, complex hernia repair, lower extremity reconstruction, secondary burn reconstruction, complex wounds, chest and sternal reconstruction, and reconstructive surgery of the face and body.