Dr. Michael Rose, Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center, is an expert in reconstruction following cancer surgery or deforming accidents. He is particularly skilled in complex nerve decompression surgery for people suffering from all forms of neuropathy, and is one of only a handful of plastic surgeons specifically trained in this technique.
Dr. Rose is specially trained in the most modern and safe techniques for facelifts, cheeklifts, eyetucks, and browlifts. He also specializes in breast augmentation, reduction and lifting, as well as tummy tucks, thigh, arm and buttock lifting and liposuction. Dr. Rose has a special interest in body contouring after massive weight loss surgery.
Dr. Rose received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He then completed a five-year general surgery residency at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, where he was selected as executive chief resident and won the award for Best Surgical Educator for that year. During his residency, he did a one-year fellowship in the plastic surgery laboratories at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Rose completed his training with a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Emory, he published research on the safety of cosmetic surgery. In addition to research and publications, he presented at national and international meetings and received a national award for his research.
Dr. Rose is double board certified both in and plastic surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, respectively. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a member of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
For six consecutive years since 2006, Dr. Rose has been recognized as a peer-determined Castle Connelly Top Doctor for the New York Metropolitan area. He has been widely published in medical journals, and featured in major local and national media.
Dr. Rose has been a board member of The Cancer Support Community of The Wellness Community of the Jersey Shore since 2008.
Inspiring Medical Case:
Dr. Rose was acquainted with a woman who worked at Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was hit by a car while leaving work, and her arm was nearly severed off. Dr. Rose and an orthopedic surgeon spent hours piecing together the nerves and blood vessels of her arm. The woman, who also worked incredibly hard in therapy, regained nearly 100 percent function of her arm. “It is inspiring to see her every day at the hospital, waving to me with her fully functioning hand,” says Dr. Rose.
“I am most proud of the fact that, professionally, I feel that I have maintained an extremely ethical code. In plastic surgery, there can be a lot of pressure to operate on someone who walks in, cash in hand. But by maintaining ethics and standards of excellence, I can provide exceptional care to my patients.”