James D Stern MD. FACS grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA. After high school, he entered the prestigious Six-Year Combined Liberal Arts Medical Education Program at Boston University, earning a BA/MD degree with honors. After general surgical training, Dr. Stern studied plastic surgery in London, England, at Mount Vernon Hospital and Temple University Health Science Center in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed a fellowship in cosmetic plastic surgery with the internationally renowned plastic surgeons Thomas Baker and Howard Gordon in Miami, FL. Dr. Stern is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Stern has been in continuous private practice in Hollywood, FL, since finishing his training in 1995. He holds several leadership positions in the community and is currently the Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. He is a past president of the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the America College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a long-standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Stern's philosophy is that in order to achieve great results, a surgeon must listen to the patient's desires and goals, and together, they must formulate a personalized surgical plan. Realistic expectations on the part of well-informed patients lead to satisfying results. Dr. Stern and our entire staff strive to preoperatively educate our patients about their chosen procedures, thus optimizing their potential for satisfaction.