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Eric J. Stelnicki, MD, F.A.C.S.


Eric Stelnicki MDDr. Stelnicki is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is the founder of the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He has practiced plastic surgery in South Florida since 1998.

Currently, Dr, Stelnicki is a professor in plastic surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where he heads resident research and pediatric plastic surgery. He also teaches at Nova Southeastern University and Barry University.

Dr. Stelnicki is the founder of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Center, which is now Florida’s largest craniofacial center of excellence. Lastly, he is involved in many charity organizations throughout South Florida, and is the founder of CHARM (Children’s Health and Rehabilitative Missions).

Expertise

  • Pediatric plastic surgery (otoplasty, rhinoplasty, gynecomastia, etc.)
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Vascular lesions of the head and neck (hemangiomas and AVMs)
  • Eyelid reconstruction (congenital, post-traumatic, post-oncologic)
  • Nasal reconstruction (congenital, post-traumatic, post-oncologic)
  • Ear reconstruction (congenital, post-traumatic, post-oncologic)
  • Head and neck tumor excision and reconstruction
  • Facial burns
  • Hair transplant (adult and pediatric)
  • Deformational plagiocephaly and helmet therapy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cystic hygroma and congenital craniofacial syndrome
  • Hemifacial microsomia (Tracher Collins, Crouzon, Apert, etc.)
  • Post-traumatic facial reconstruction, facial fractures and secondary facial cosmetic surgery (secondary rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, etc.).
  • Mommy Makeover

Hospital Affiliations

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar
  • Memorial Regional Hospital
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Broward Health Weston
  • Plantation General Hospital
  • Palms West Surgicenter

Education

Dr. Stelnicki received his training in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery at the New York University Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also trained at the University of California San Francisco in the pediatric and fetal surgery department, and is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 research grant for the study of scarless wound healing. Additionally, Dr. Stelnicki has received advanced training in both adult and pediatric hair transplantation.

  • Medical Degree: Juniors Honors Medical Program, University of Florida
  • Fetal Surgery Training: Department of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Surgery, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Internships
  • Barnes Hospital, 1992, Surgery Residencies
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University
  • Barnes Hospital, 1994, Surgery Fellowships
  • Washington University Barnes Teaching Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 1998 - Plastic Surgery (including pediatric plastic surgery, hand surgery, microvascular and nerve reconstructive surgery, body contouring, breast augmentation and reconstruction, lipoplasty, mommy makeover surgery, rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery techniques).
  • Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York Medical Center
  • Plastic Surgery Research Fellowships: Department of Molecular Biology at UCSF and San Francisco VA Medical Center

Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Broward County Pediatric Society
  • Palm Beach Pediatric Society
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Craniofacial Medicine
  • Barry University