Grand Rapids, Michigan Lipo Doctor Profile

Dr. Steven Ringler, MD


A Michigan native, Dr. Steven Ringler received both his bachelorís degree and his medical degree from Michigan State University. He did an internship followed by a residency in general surgery and a residency in plastic surgery at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids as well as a microsurgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University.

With over 25 years of experience as a Grand Rapids liposuction specialist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Ringler is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., the Michigan Medical Practice Board, and ACLS recertification. Dr. Ringler is currently affiliated with the Grand Valley Surgical Center, St Mary's Southwest Surgical Center, Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus and Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus. He is a Clinical Professor in the Michigan State University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and has been the Program Director for Plastic Surgery Residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/Michigan State University for 12 years. He is past-president of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Steven Ringler has received numerous professional honors. He was listed among Best Doctors in American 1996-2010, recognized as one of the Best Doctors in Grand Rapids, and in 2008 received the Stephen J. Pratt Award for Volunteer Service for his work with the international aid group Operation Smile. As an Operation Smile volunteer, he has led or participated on surgical teams in Thailand, Kenya, China, Morocco, Nicaragua and Paraguay. He has also led efforts to provide free plastic surgery for war veterans in Michigan.

Dr. Ringler holds membership in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., the Michigan State Medical Society, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Kent County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is the author of an extensive list of scholarly articles and presentations related to plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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