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Dr. Michael Cohen


Surgeon Dr. Michael Cohen

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington State Medical Association, and Pierce County Medical Society, Dr. Cohen has been working in Plastic Surgery since 2005 & has received numerous awards listed below in his C.V. He graduated from undergraduate school in Harvard and went to Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO for Medical school to receive his M.D., then attending Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC for his residency. He continued his training by completing his fellowship at Mercy Medical Center. His acclimations were only beginning as he went on to publish various studies and contribute to various break-through chapters of bookish the medical field, all listed in his C.V. below. More than that, Dr. Cohen maintains a philosophy of putting patients first and integrating his distinguished abilities into his work. Now joining our Seattle Elite Medical Spa, he masterfully wields Airsculpt technology to give patients the shape of their dreams.

Michael Cohen, MD

Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery



BOARD CERTIFICATION: The American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Pierce County Medical Society


  • 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in Washington, American Institute of Plastic Surgeons: 2017, 2018
  • America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America: 2017, 2018
  • The Louis and Dorothy Kovitz Senior Surgery Award, Washington University, June 2005
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Academy of Achievement, Delegate, 42nd International Summit, Washington, DC. 2003
  • Best clinical research presentation, 6th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Day, June 21,
    2002, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
  • Dudley House Service Award, 1998, Harvard University
  • Harvard College Research Fellowship, 1997
  • Harvard Dean’s Summer Research award, 1997
  • John Harvard Scholarship, 1997
  • Stanford University President’s award for academic excellence, 1994
  • Dean’s List, Stanford University, 1994
  • Valedictorian, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA. 1993


Plastic Surgeon. August 2013-June 2018
Franciscan Plastic Surgery Associates: 5005 Main St, Suite 125, Tacoma WA - Vice President, St. Clare Hospital Medical Staff: 2016-2017
- Member, CHI Franciscan Medical Executive Committee: 2015-2017

Plastic Surgeon. July 2012-April 2013
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery: 1717 St Charles St, New Orleans LA


Fellowship: Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. July 2011 – June 2012 Program Chairman: Bernard Chang, MD.

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program. July 2005 – June 2011
Program Chairman: Scott L. Spear, MD. Program Director: Stephen B. Baker, MD, DDS, FACS

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Doctor of Medicine, 2005
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, 2002-2003 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow, 2001-2002

College: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Bachelor of Arts cum laude in biochemistry, 1998


Baker SB, Cohen M, Kuo L, Johnson M, Al-Attar A, and Zukowska Z. The Role of the Neuropeptide Y-2 Receptor in Liporemodeling: Neuropeptide Y-Mediated Adipogenesis and Adipose Graft Maintenance. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009. Feb 123(2): 486-92

Spear SL, Newman MK, Bedford SM, Schwatz JS, and Cohen M. A retrospective analysis of outcomes using three common methods for immediate breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008 Aug 122(2): 340- 347

Cohen M, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, and Tung TH. Chimerism after vascularized limb versus bone marrow transplantation. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2006 Jul;22(5):375-84

Lowe JB, Cohen M, Hunter DA, and Mackinnon SE. Analysis of the Nerve Branches to Orbicularis Oculi Muscle of the Lower Eyelid in Fresh Cadavers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 Nov; 116(6): 1743-9

Cohen M, Evanoff B, George LT, and Brandt KE. A Subjective Rating Scale for Evaluating the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 Aug;116(2): 440-9

Harbour JW, Worley L, Ma D, and Cohen M. Transducible peptide therapy for uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma. Archives of Ophthalmology 2002 Oct;120(10):1341-6

Clemens MW, Cohen M, Attinger CE. “Soft Tissue Reconstruction in the Charcot Foot.” The Diabetic Charcot Foot:

Principles of Management. Editor: Frykberg, RG. Data Trace Publishing Co., Brooklandville, MD, 2010

Spear, SL and Cohen, M. “Correction of Capsular Contracture after Augmentation Mammaplasty by Conversion to the Subpectoral or Dual-Plane Position.” Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art. Editors: Spear, SL et al. 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Effectiveness of the Bone Marrow Component of a Limb Allograft at Inducing Hemopoietic Chimerism in a Murine Model. Michael Cohen, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Susan E. Mackinnon,and Thomas Tung. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2004 Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 17-20, 2004.

Anatomic and Histomorphometric Analysis of the Nerve to the Orbicularis Oculi Muscle of the Lower Eyelid in a Fresh Cadaver Model. James B. Lowe III, Michael Cohen, Daniel A. Hunter, and Susan E. Mackinnon. American Society for Peripheral Nerve, 2004 Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 17-18, 2004.

Effectiveness of the Bone-Marrow Component of a Vascularized Limb Allograft Versus a Comparable Dose of Exogenous Bone Marrow Transplant in Producing a Stable State of Hemopoietic Chimerism in Mice. Michael Cohen and Thomas Tung. 2003 Annual Medical Student Fellows’ Meeting for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Research Training for Medical Students Fellowship Program, HHMI Headquarters, Chevy Chase, Maryland, May 12- 14, 2003.

A Reliable Patient-Based Evaluation Instrument for Assessing the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Michael Cohen, Bradley Evanoff, Keith E. Brandt. Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Kauai, Hawaii, January 11-14, 2003.