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David Alfonso, MD, FACS

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David Alfonso

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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
Home
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Born
Akron, OH
Spouse
Heather
Children
Eva, Vivienne and William
Bilingual
Speaks Fluent Spanish
Hospital Appointments
Spectrum Health System – Active Staff
Surgical Facilities
New Vista Surgical Suites – Active Staff
Spectrum Health Hospital Facilities – Active Staff

Education

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, Minor: Neuroscience
Education
Cum Laude
1993 - 1996
Miami University / Oxford, Ohio
miami-university

Graduate
College of Medicine
Education
Northeastern Ohio Universities / Rootstown, Ohio
1998 - 2002
 
noth-ohio

Postdoctoral
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Education
New York, New York
2007 - 2008
 
nyeeim

Postdoctoral
Plastic Surgery Residency
Fellowship
Michigan State University
Education
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2005 - 2007
 
chm

Postdoctoral
General Surgery Residency
Fellowship
Michigan State University
Education
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2002 - 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 - 2019 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

Honors & Awards

2001 Minority Scholarship Recipient
NEOUCOM
2002 Induction to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2002 Douglas M. Evans, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical Work in Surgery
NEOUCOM
2014 Vitals Top Doctor
2014 Michigan’s Top 10 Plastic Surgeon Specialist
2015-Present RealSelf Top Doctor and Top 100/500 Hall of Fame Inductee
2019 Top Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by the International Association
of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP)

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.
  • Neamann, K Alfonso, DR Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty utilizing the Superiomedial pedicle: Is if fot Everyone? The Aesthetic Journal Accepted for publication Feb 2012
  • 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 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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, 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, 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, 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.
  • Alfonso, DR, Gradisar. I Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty, Co-morbidities and Complications Summa Health System Musculoskeletal Research Lab, June-August, 1999.

Hobbies / Interests

Mountain Biking, Reading, spending time with my family

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