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Michael S. Golinko BS, MD

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, and Director of the Cleft & Craniofacial Program
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  • 79 ratings

About Michael S. Golinko

Areas of Expertise

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    Cleft Lip and Palate
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    Craniofacial Surgery
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    Maxillofacial Surgery
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    Pediatric Plastic Surgery
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    Plastic Surgery
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    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Locations (4)


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  • Bachelor of Science - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of South Florida, 2004
  • Residency - New York University Medical Center, 2011
  • Fellowship - Emory University, 2014
  • Fellowship - New York University Medical Center, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - American Board of Physician Specialties, 2016

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr Golinko is great with my son. Always engaged and caring. It's the wait time and how long it takes to get seen that is the hard part, but all of our actual time with the doctor is wonderful.
August 6, 2021
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The doctor was excellent. He wanted to make certain that all of our questions were thoroughly answered.
May 14, 2021
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*Dr. Golinko was wonderful!
March 30, 2021
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the incision does not look very good
March 21, 2021
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We were very pleased with Dr. Golinko
Februray 9, 2021
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I did trust what he said was accurate but I didn't feel he showed my child that he cared and understood her concern.
Februray 5, 2021
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dr golinko was fantastic, much like the entire staff that we interacted with. he listened, assessed, and seemed to have a clear picture of what needed to occur. he had a fellow with him, and their discussion was informative and overall collaborative. dr golinko had wonderful bedside manner, and seemed genuinely interested in accurately identifying the issue. he seemed to want to confirm that surgery was the best course of action instead of just automatically jumping to a surgical plan, which was comforting. his demeanor was kind and confident and he was wonderful with my (pretty nervous) daughter. we were able to problem solve and there is a potential opportunity to combine another procedure. he was willing to proactively own the conversation with the other surgeon that would be needed in order alleviate and expedite the process for us. he seemed to have a genuine concern for improving the patient experience.
January 29, 2021
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He was excellent.
December 28, 2020
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this is what made all of the difference for me. Their concerns about our concerns.
November 22, 2020
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