Michael Golinko, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAP

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, and Otolaryngology
Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director of the Cleft & Craniofacial Program
Department of Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor
Neurological Surgery
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
D-4207
Nashville
Tennessee
37232
Phone
Phone: (615) 322-2350
Fax
Fax: (615) 936-0167

Dr Michael ' Migo' Golinko is a Brooklyn native, but has firmly put roots in Nashville, where both his daughter and son were born, right here at Vanderbilt!  He was recruited from Arkansas Children's in 2018 to focus his infectious energy & passion for care of children with facial differences to direct the Cleft & Craniofacial Program & the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.  He also founded and directs the Vanderbilt Adult & Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship, training the next generation of surgeons in cleft & craniofacial surgery. When not wearing any of those hats, he very much enjoys backyard BBQing with his wife, 2 kids and Golden Retriever.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) – Bachelor of Science ( Physics) - 1998
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam – Masters of Arts in Medical Anthropology - 2002
  • University of South Florida,  Doctor of Medicine - 2004
  • FACS - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • FAAP - Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics

Post-Graduate Training

  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center General Surgery 2004-2006
  • New York University School of Medicine General Surgery 2008-2011
  • Emory University School of Medicine  Plastic Surgery 2011-2014
  • New York University Langone Medical Center Craniofacial Surgery 2014-2015

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, Certified 2011
  • Plastic Surgery - The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Certified 2016

See Dr. Golinko's publications on PubMed

Meet Dr. Golinko