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Michael S. Golinko BS, MD

Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, & Neurosurgery

About Michael S. Golinko

Areas of Expertise

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



  • Dutch
  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish


  • 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

  • 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.
I'm very pleased with the doctors at Vanderbilt Chilren's. They are friendly and offer great patient care. You feel secure knowing your child is under the best care and their needs are top priority.
January 9, 2024
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Didn't know why we were there, didn't address our concerns, didn't do what we came there for
December 22, 2023
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Everyone was a God send , this is where I needed to be for my treatment.
December 20, 2023
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I would highly recommend this provider to anyone. He is a very skilled physician, and I was so lucky that my Doctor referred me to him.
December 19, 2023
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Absolutely no hassel and the professionalism was excellent!
December 18, 2023
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Dr Golinko, makes you feel at ease. Having a child with a cleft lip & palate, comes with a lot of fear & worries. You can tell he is passionate about his job, and loves all of his patients. You don't feel rushed or unheard, when visiting Dr Golinko in the office. Even reaching out to him on the My Health app, either he or a staff member reaches out quickly & you're heard.
December 11, 2023
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Dr Golinko was totally professional in every way. Yet, he also cared about how I viewed to results of the surgery. He listens intently and explains what happened and what can be expected in the future. He is so very respectful and so very caring. One could not ask for a finer physician! I am so very thankful that I was lucky enough to have Dr Golinko as my doctor! I will recommend Vanderbilt to everyone who will listen!!!!!!
November 3, 2023
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Dr. Golinko is the most down to earth, understanding doctor we have had thus far!
October 23, 2023
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This without a doubt has been a doctor that has showen more interest in my needs than most that I have been to. I have been so lucky and greatful to have been referred to him for my doctor.
October 17, 2023
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