Michael Defazio, MD
Michael DeFazio, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in complex oncologic and reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, trunk, and extremities, and offers the full spectrum of surgical and microsurgical techniques for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. DeFazio is passionate about providing state-of-the art care for reconstructive patients. His special interests include:
Complex Oncologic Reconstruction
Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
Head & Neck Reconstruction
A Plastic Surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The Plastic Surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles to both improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures.
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
2008 - 2012
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
2012 - 2018
University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX
2018 - 2019
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Florida Plastic Surgery Group
From the Doctor:
After a 15-year academic pilgrimage, I am thrilled to be back in my native North Florida and residing in Ponte Vedra Beach where I grew up. My family, including my wife, Jennifer, and our daughters, Ella and Ava, love being outdoors and spending time at the beach. When time permits, I enjoy exercising, swimming, sports, and traveling.
I’m committed to providing the highest-standard of safe, compassionate, and quality care for patients in the greater Jacksonville area, using the latest and most innovative solutions to enhance patient outcomes, recovery, and long-term satisfaction. My philosophy of care is patient-centered and one that is focused on educating and empowering each patient to make the most informed decisions regarding his or her own care.