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Michael Stephen Norris M.D.

For over 20 years, Dr. Norris has provided cosmetic consultations and surgeries in a confidential and warm environment. His approach to his practice is treating the whole patient and determining the appropriateness of a procedure on an individual basis. Dr Norris' philosophy when performing surgery is to be gentle and safe and to achieve a natural result.

Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he is a graduate with honors from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Norris is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which should not be confused with cosmetic surgery " boards" that do not require 2 years of plastic surgery residency and are not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The American Board of Plastic Surgery identifies only Plastic Surgeons with the highest level of knowledge, skills and training. This training consists of more than 6 years of surgical training and at least 2 years specifically in plastic surgery.

Dr. Norris has extensive experience in cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, body and breast. He is an expert in saline or silicone implants for breast enlargement. He has privileges at local prominent hospitals. These hospitals have fully certified operating rooms with certified and highly skilled nurses and anesthesiologists.

EDUCATION:

B.S. Loyola University, New Orleans 1971
Mathematics

M.D. University of Miami 1975
School of Medicine

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Internship Naval Regional Medical Center
San Diego, California
Surgery 1976

Residency Naval Regional Medical Center
San Diego, California
General Surgery 1976-1980

Eastern Virginia Graduate
School of Medicine
Norfolk, Virginia
Plastic Surgery 1980-1982

Fellowships Eastern Virginia Graduate
School of Medicine
Norfolk, Virginia
Hand Surgery 1982

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Microvascular Surgery 1982

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in
Surgery of the Hand

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

California Medical Association

San Mateo County Medical Association

Bay Area Hand Club

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Mills-Peninsula Hospitals
Burlingame-San Mateo, California
Active Staff

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Department of Plastic Surgery
Naval Hospital
Portsmouth, Virginia January 1983 – August 1984

Division of Plastic Surgery
Naval Hospital
San Diego, California October 1984 – June 1986

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California 1986 – 1994

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

State of California
Department of Industrial Relations
Independent Medical Examiner
Qualified Medical Examiner
San Mateo County Medical Association Medical Review Committee
Mills Peninsula Hospital Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic Attending Plastic Surgeon

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

“The Tensor Fascia Lata Flap in Repair of Ventral Hernias”
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Society of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgeons, Sea Island, Georgia, 1981

Gilbert, D., Snow, R.W., Norris, M.S., Horton, E.C., and Devine, C.J. “Genital Surgery” in Barrett, D.M., Editor, Manual of Patient Care in Plastic Surgery, Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1982

“Adnexal Tumors of Face and Scalp”
Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 1982

Dressel, T., Gilbert, D.S., Merrell, J.C., and Norris, M.S.
“The Use of Photoplethysmography in Monitoring the Circulation of Free Tissue Transfers”Surgical Forum, 1984

Pratt, M.F., Schneider, J., and Norris, M.S.
“Microsurgical Application of Freeze-Dried Venous Autografts”
Mircosurgery 6:211-218, 1985

“Treatment of Lower Extremity Osteomyelitis with the Rectus Abdominus Free Muscle Flap”
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Military Plastic Surgeons, Aurora, Colorado, April 3, 1986

Rose, E.H. and Norris, M.S.
“The Versatile Temporalis Fascial Flap: Adaptability to a Variety of Composite Defects”
Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 1987

Norris, M.S. and Rose, E.H.
“The ‘CAP’ Technique: Non-Microsurgical Replantation of Distal Amputations” Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tucson, Arizona, March 19, 1987

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Kowalski, T.A.
“The Reversed Venous Arterialized Nerve Graft in Digital Nerve Reconstruction Across
Scarred or Avascular Beds”Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 1987

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Kowalski, T.A.
“The Reversed Venous Arterialized Nerve Graft in Digital Nerve Reconstruction Across
Scarred Beds”Presented at the IXth Symposium of the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 17, 1988

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Kowalski, T.A.
“The Palmaris Brevis Turnover Flap as an Adjunct to Internal Neurolysis of the Chronically Scarred Median Nerve in Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, Maryland, September 1988

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Kowalski, T.A.
“The Reversed Venous Arterialized Nerve Graft in Digital Reconstruction Across Scarred Beds”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 83:593-603, 1989

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., Kowalski, T.A., Lucas, A., and Flegler, E.J.
“The ‘CAP’ Technique: Non-Microsurgical Reattachment of Fingertip Amputation”
Journal of Hand Surgery, 14A:513-518, 1989

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Rosen, J.M

“The Use of Three-Dimensional Imaging and Computer Milled Acrylic Models in the Fabrication of Vascularized Bone Grafts For Complex Post Traumatic Facial Reconstruction”
Presented at the Annual Meeting, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Seattle, Washington, September 11, 1989

Rose, E.H., and Norris, M.S.
“The Versatile Temporo-Parietal Fascial Flap Adaptability to Variety of Composite Defects”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 85:224-232, 1990

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., Kowalski, T.A., Lucas, A., and Flegler, E.J.
“Palmaris Brevis Turnovre Flap as an Adjunct to Internal Neurolysis of the ChronicallyScarred Median Nerve in Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”Journal of Hand Surgery, 16A:191-201, 1991

Rose, E.H., Norris, M.S., and Rosen, J.M.
“Application of High-Tech Three-Dimensional Imaging and Computer-Generated Models in Complex Facial Reconstructions with Vascularized Bone Grafts”Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 91:252-264, 1993

Lineaweaver, W.C., Hui, K., Ramos, D., Hentz, V.R., Norris, M.S., and Steinberg, G.“The Role of Microsurgical Flap Procedures in a Medical Center: The Renaissance of Plastic Surgery”
Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 11, 1995

Norris, M.S.
“Nonmicrosurgical Replantation”
Technical Tips For Hand Surgery, eds., Kasdan, M.L., Amadio, P.D., Bowers, W.H., 1994, pp5-6

Michael Norris M.D. • Plastic Surgery
1860 El Camino Real Suite 438, Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: 650.652.5901 • Fax: 650.652.5904