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David R. Alfonso, MD, FACS Curriculum VitaeGrand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty
Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

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David R. Alfonso, MD, FACS

Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

2155 East Paris Avenue SE | Suite 100 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Office: 616.588.8880

Fax: 616.588.8881

Toll: 877.822.8880

Website: www.bengtsoncenter.com

Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Born: Akron, OH

Spouse: Heather

Children: Eva, Vivienne and William

Hospital Appointments: Spectrum Health System – Active Staff

Surgical Facilities: New Vista Surgical Suites – Director, Spectrum Health Hospital Facilities – Active Staff

Education

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, Minor: Neuroscience

Education Cum Laude

Miami University / Oxford, Ohio

1993 - 1996

Graduate

College of Medicine

Education Northeastern Ohio Universities / Rootstown, Ohio

1998 - 2002

Postdoctoral

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Education New York, New York

2007 - 2008

Postdoctoral

Plastic Surgery Residency

Fellowship Michigan State University

Education Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005 - 2007

Postdoctoral

General Surgery Residency

Fellowship Michigan State University

Education Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005 - 2005

Work Experience

  • 1994 – 1996 Office of Learning Assistance Academic Tutor Miami University / Oxford, Ohio
  • 1996 Department of Zoology Summer Scholar appointment to conduct research on embryonic limb bud formation Miami University / Oxford, Ohio
  • 1997 - 1998 Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital Responsibilities included coordination of guest speakers and educational programs, residency curriculum, and procedure documentation for residents and attending physicians Columbus, Ohio
  • 1999 - 2000 NEOUCOM Peer Mentor Rootstown, Ohio
  • 2008 Plastic Surgery Associates, PC Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2009 Plastic Surgery Residency Program of the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center Assistant Program Director Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2010 Site Director Spectrum Health Capus for the MSU/Plastic Surgery Residency Program Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2019 Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids, Michigan

Publications & Research

Wagner, D.S., Alfonso, DR. The Influence of Obesity and Volume of Resection on Success in Reduction Mammaplasty: an Outcomes Study. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2005;4:115.

Blount, A, Martin M, Alfonso, DR Capsular Contracture Rate in a low-risk population after Primary Augmentation Mammaplasty Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Submitted for publication March 2012

Alfonso, DR, Ford, RD. The use of a Deepithelialized Flap in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction. Presented at 20th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St John, USVI, January, 2006.

Ringler, S, Alfonso, DR Orbicularis suspension: A Simple Step in Lower Blepharoplasty. Presented at 20th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St. John, USVI, January, 2006.

Alfonso, DR, Bengtson, BP Early Results with the New Style 410 Shaped Cohesive Gel Implants in Primary Breast Augmentation. Presented at the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, July, 2004.

Alfonso, DR, Wagner, DS. The Influence of Obesity and Volume Resection on Success in Reduction Mammaplasty. Presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, June, 2001.

Neamann, K Alfonso, DR Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty utilizing the Superiomedial pedicle: Is if fot Everyone? The Aesthetic Journal Accepted for publication Feb 2012

Alfonso, DR The use of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Breast Reconstruction a case review presented at the British Virgin Islands Plastic Surgery Workshop Tortola, BVI January 2012

Alfonso, DR, Ford, RD. Plastic surgeons practices and attitudes towards breast reconstruction. Presented at 20th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St John, USVI, January, 2006.

Alfonso, DR, Bengtson, BP Eagle’s Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Cervicofacial Pain. Presented at 20th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St. John, USVI, January 2006.

Alfonso, DR, Leppink, D Internal Carotid Artery Injury Associated with Contralateral Facial Fractures: A Case Report. Presented at Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, July, 2004.

Alfonso, DR, Gradisar. I Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty, Co-morbidities and Complications Summa Health System Musculoskeletal Research Lab, June-August, 1999.

Honors
&
Awards

1. 2019 Top Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP)

2. 2015-Present RealSelf Top Doctor and Top 100/500 Hall of Fame Inductee

3. 2014 Vitals Top Doctor & Michigan’s Top 10 Plastic Surgeon Specialist

4. 2001 Minority Scholarship Recipient NEOUCOM

5. 2002 Induction to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

6. 2002 Douglas M. Evans, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical Work in Surgery NEOUCOM

7. 2011 Compassionate Doctor Award

8. 2011 Patients Choice Award

9. 2012 Patients Choice Award

10. 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award

11. 2014 Michigan’s Top 10 Plastic Surgeon Specialist

12. 2015-Present RealSelf Top Doctor and Top 100/500 Hall of Fame Inductee

13. 2019 Top Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP)

Appointments

  • 2009 Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
  • 2009 Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2010 Member: Speakers Bureau Lifecell Corp.
  • 2010 Education Director for MSU/GRMEP Plastic Surgery Residency
  • 2010 Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2011 Candidate Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • 2012 National Injection Trainer for Allergan Facial Aesthetics
  • 2012 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2020 Member American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)

Hobies
&
Interests

Mountain Biking, Reading, spending time with my family.

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2155 East Paris Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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