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Michael S. Golinko BS, MD

Delta Dental of TN Smile 180 Foundation Director of the Cleft & Cranialfacial Program, Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Monroe Carrell Jr Childrens Hospital, Program Director of the Cranialfacial Fellowship, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Oto-Head & 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.
Dr. Golinko has been very caring during the time he has cared for me. He explained the seriousness of the injury I received and how best to treat me. He did a great job of putting my broken face back together.
September 20, 2023
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I can tell they want to provide my child with excellent care. We will be back.
September 18, 2023
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Dr. Golinko was kind, thorough and professional. He asked pertinent questions, explained his actions and thoroughly discussed next steps.
September 5, 2023
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Very rushed, did not seem interested in receiving background on my child or discussing care plan. It seemed my child wasn't high-needs enough to warrant doctors' attention after he identified that the case wasn't surgical, yet still wants us to come back for another visit. Doctor was in and out of room in 5 minutes.
August 25, 2023
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Dr Golinko listened intently, examined thoroughly and assessed my situation from numerous perspectives.
July 5, 2023
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On a scale 1 the worst 10 the best I would give this provider a. 12 at least.
June 6, 2023
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Dr. Go link o was informative professional and very caring
June 5, 2023
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Very good
April 30, 2023
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Impressive. Precise.
April 27, 2023
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