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Michael Defazio, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Michael Defazio, MD Biography and Info

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
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Head & Neck Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage
  • Trunk Reconstruction
  • Mohs Reconstruction

About Me

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, Jessica, and my three daughters, Ella, Ava and Mia, 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.


  • Plastic Surgery


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery)


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches

Legal Practice Name

  • Florida Plastic Surgery Group

Michael Defazio, MD Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - Miami , FL

    2008 – 2012

  • Residency

    Georgetown University Hospital - Washington , DC

    2012 – 2018

  • Fellowship

    University of Texas MD Anderson - Houston , TX

    2018 – 2019

  • (Other) - Fellowship

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Caner Center - Houston , TX


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