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 Our Facilities and Affiliated Hospitals:

Detroit Medical Center

Harper University Hospital was established in 1863 and is among the oldest U.S. medical teaching institutions.  Its first patients were civil war soldiers.  It is  a 450-bed private tertiary hospital  facility that  offers services in a broad range of clinical areas, including cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, organ transplant, plastic surgery, general surgery, bariatric (weight loss surgery) endocrinology and sleep disorders.

Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH) was founded in 1915 as a city owned hospital dedicated to caring for everyone regardless of ability to pay.  It moved to its present location in 1980 in the heart of the DMC downtown campus.  DRH is a 320 bed facility and is the state’s first Level I Trauma Center DRH’s emergency department treats more than 105,000 patients annually, and nearly 60% of Michigan’s emergency physicians are trained at Receiving. Receiving also features the state’s largest burn center, Michigan’s first hospital-based 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program, and Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center.  As a major trauma center for the city, it offers a variety of clinic experiences in maxillofacial trauma, hand trauma, complex reconstruction of the Head and neck, trunk and lower extremity as well as secondary burn reconstruction.

Sinai Grace Hospital (SGH) is the largest of the eight hospitals that comprise the Detroit Medical Center. Located in northwest Detroit, Sinai-Grace provides health care services in over 40 specialties and has 334 inpatient beds, is a full-service hospital including comprehensive cardiac care, stroke, surgical intensive care, medical intensive care, trauma and emergency medicine, cancer treatment, general and robotic surgeries, women’s health, urology, gastrointestinal, gerontology, obstetrics/gynecology and cosmetic/plastic surgery. (Wikipedia)

Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) is the first and largest children’s hospital in the state of Michigan founded in 1886. It is an international provider of pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology and diagnostic services including Positron Emission Tomography and MRI. It is the only freestanding pediatric Level One Trauma Center in Michigan. It is a 228 bed facility offering a variety of clinical specialties including the care of the Pediatric Plastic Surgery patient.  CHM is home to a team of pediatric subspecialists who are part of the multidisciplinary Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team that cares for many conditions including, hemangiomas and vascular malformations, craniosynostois, plagiocephaly,  pediatric burns, Craniofacial Anomalies, Cleft lip and palate, multiple congenital anomalies including hand , ear and breast, and craniofacial trauma.


John Dingell VA Medical Center is located in downtown Detroit adjacent to the Detroit Medical Center downtown campus and offers services to nearly 350,000 Veterans in Michigan.  The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center is a 108-bed full service medical center that provides primary, secondary and tertiary care. The medical center provides acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and dermatological inpatient care. The John D. Dingell VAMC is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine

Ascension Michigan is a non-profit corporation that owns and operates four hospitals and 125 medical facilities in south east Michigan.  It is a community-based, teaching system, merging compassion and patient-centered care with university expertise and treatment. Affiliations with this hospital system afford the resident exposure to community based care of the plastic surgery patient including cosmetic procedures.

Beaumont Health is not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Health System in southeast Michigan. It consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites and nearly 5,000 physicians.  In 2014, the combined organizations had 174,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont serves as a teaching hospital through an exclusive partnership with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and also through partnerships with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Affiliations with this hospital system afford the resident exposure to community based care of the plastic surgery patient including cosmetic procedures.

Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Detroit, is the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan and has 14 treatment locations.  It is one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer treatment and research centers in the United States. Affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine, the institute has 1,000 staff members, including 300 doctors, and 100 researchers. The staff treats approximately 12,000 patients each year.  Its downtown facility resides within the DMC campus.  

Henry Ford Hospital. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) is an 877-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex at the western edge of the New Center area in Detroit, Michigan. Henry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation who annually trains more than 500 residents and 125 fellows in 46 accredited programs. Through its affiliation with Wayne State University, more than 400 medical students train at the hospital each academic year. Plastic Surgery Residents also rotate to Henry Ford West Bloomfield & the Columbus Center facility located in the northern suburbs of Detroit.