STEPHAN J. FINICAL, M.D.
Throughout his career as a renowned plastic surgeon and a respected educator, Dr. Finical has never lost sight of his most important achievement: a happy client. There have been many at Charlotte Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Finical is known as much for his enduring relationships as his surgical expertise.
In conversations with his patients, he addresses concerns and helps them understand what to look for in a plastic surgeon, what to expect during procedures, and what results can be achieved. “An educated patient is the best patient,” he explains. “I don’t gloss over options, alternatives or risks. All of my patients hear that. We work as a team.”
In addition to such career highlights as working on staff at the Mayo Clinic and contributing frequently to many peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Finical is proud that he and his fellow surgeons at Charlotte Plastic Surgery have learned the art of customer service through Ritz-Carlton training. He believes that going above and beyond to make patients feel more comfortable and at home is fundamental to the philosophy of his team and his practice.
A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Finical enjoys sports, reading, traveling and spending time with his wife and their two children.
- Undergraduate: Ohio Wesleyan University (Magna Cum Laude graduate)
- Medical School: Georgetown University
- General Surgery Residency: Georgetown University
- Plastic Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
- Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
- Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society
- Fellowship at the Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon
- Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Surgery Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award in 2000 from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
- Member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Guest editor of Clinics in Plastic Surgery and a writer of questions for the plastic surgeon’s in-training exam for ten years
- On staff at the Mayo Clinic in the Division of Plastic Surgery
- Clinical professor of Plastic Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Published in numerous peer-reviewed journals
- Past president of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital
- Chairman of the system-wide medical executive committee for Carolinas Medical Center
- Officer in the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons