Dr. Michael E. Valdes

Dr. Michael E. Valdes


Areas of Care:

  • Plastic Surgery


  • Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY, 1975
  • Internship: New England Medical Center, MA, 1975
  • Residency: Albany Medical Center, NY, 1979, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 1981
  • Fellowship: Albany Medical Center, NY, 1981

Dr. Valdes completed his premedical studies at Yale University where he graduated with both general and departmental academic honors. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His general surgery training was completed at the Tufts-New England Medical Center and the Albany Medical Center where he also completed a year of fellowship in surgical research and served as a clinical instructor in surgery. Specialty training in plastic and reconstructive surgery was completed at the Columbia University Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Dr. Valdes is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Valdes's professional associations include the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the New Jersey Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons and the Morris County Medical Society.

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Virginia, Dr. Valdes has been practicing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New Jersey since 1981. He has run his own fully accredited operating facililty, served as an inspector for the American Association of the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and is on the medical staff of Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Saint Clare's hospital. Dr. Valdes has lectured widely, been featured in multiple newspaper and magazine articles as well as on television and radio shows. His professional articles have been published in major medical journals both nationally and internationally. In his leisure hours, Dr. Valdes enjoys playing classical guitar, cooking, bicycling, gardening and hiking with his dogs.

Dr. Valdes offers a full range of Cosmetic Plastic Surgical Services in the luxurious setting of Depasquale the Spa, an award winning full service spa.

Dr. Valdes is a published author.

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