Michael J. Denk, MD, FACS


Michael Denk
Michael Denk

Michael J. DenkDr. Michael Denk is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach. Over the past 15 years, he has performed thousands of operations, utilizing innovative and established techniques to enhance the lives of his patients.

Discover Dr. Denk’s talent and engaging personality when you come in for your personal consultation. Request a consultation with Dr. Denk online or by calling his office at 757-491-3535.

Through his memberships in professional societies and his academic appointments, Dr. Denk has continued access to the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Denk is an expert in advanced plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, fat grafting, breast augmentation, eyelid rejuvenation and Botox® injections. He also specializes in post-cancer reconstructive breast surgery and post-bariatric surgery body contouring procedures.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Organization Memberships
  • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Vascular Birthmark and Hemangiomas Center 2003-Present
  • American Society if Maxillofacial Surgeons 2000-Present
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2000-Present
  • Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, Buffalo General Hospital 1997-1999
  • Member, Craniofacial Center of Western New York 1995-1999
  • Co-Chairman, Operation Smile Western New York 1995-1999
  • American Medical Association 1998
  • American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association 1994American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Resident 1991-1994
Professional Positions and Appointments
  • Partner – Associates in Plastic Surgery, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA 1/2002-Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Surgery Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 5/2001-Present
  • Hamilton College, Clinton New York, 9/1979- 5/1982-B.A.
  • Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 7/1994-6/1995 – Fellow, Microvascular Surgery
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 7/1990-6/1991-Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 7/1987-6/1990-Resident, General Surgery
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 7/1986-6/1987-Surgery Internship
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, 8/1982 – 6/1986 – Doctor of Medicine
Honors and Awards
  • Forty Under Forty Award, Business First, Buffalo, New York 1997
  • Resident Research Award, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 1991
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, School of Medicine 1990
  • Cum Laude, Hamilton College 1982
  • Senior Fellow, Hamilton College, 1981-1982
  • Pentagon Society, Hamilton College 1981
Certifications and Licenses
  • ABMS Maintenance of Certification, May 2011
  • QUAD A Inspector, November 2005
  • Medical License, Commonwealth of Virginia #0101-222351 1999
  • Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 1997
  • Board Certifications: Qualifying Exam, April 1995 Certifying Exam, November 1997
  • Laser Certification, 1994
  • Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, ACS 1988-1991
  • Medical License, New York State, #176202-1, 1988
Current Hospital Affiliations
  • Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, Norfolk, VA
  • Sentara Leigh Ambulatory Surgery, Norfolk, VA
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA
Past Hospital Affiliations
  • Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • EVMS Vascular Birthmark and Hemangiomas Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Norfolk Sentara Hospital, Norfolk, VA
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Craniofacial Center of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA
  • Craniofacial Center of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Denk, M.J., Kalmbach T., Visio, J. Lajos,T.: Surgically Removed Distal Coronary Thromboembolism Following t-PA for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Complication of Thrombolytic Therapy, Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2 (3): 1990
  • Rice, H., Herman, L., and Denk, M.J. Azizkhan, R.G.: Head and Neck Injuries. Operative Pediatric Surgery, editors: Ziegler, M. Azizhan, R.G., Gauderer, M., Weber, T.: Appleton and Lange, 2002
  • Sandberg, D.J., Denk, M.J., Magee, W.P.: Neonatal Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair. AORN Journal, 75 (3), 2002.
  • Denk, M.J.: Topics in Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Pediatric Clinic of North America, 45:6, 1998
  • Horton, C.E., Horton C.E., Jr., Denk, M.J.: Chapter: Genitalia, in Male Aesthetic Surgery, editors: Marchac D., Solomon, M.P., Garnish, M.S.: Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, 1996
  • Denk, M.J. and Magee, W.P., Jr.: Cleft Palate Closure in Neonate: A Preliminary Report, Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Journal, 33:57, 1996
  • Denk, M.J., Longaker, M.T., Basner, A.L., Karp, N.S., Glatt, P.M., Kasabian, A.K.: Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Lower Exemity using the 3m Microvascular Coupling Device in Venous Anatomoses. Annals of Plastic Surgery, July 1995
  • Denk, M.J., Ajkay, N., Yuan, X., Roseblum, R.S., Magee, W.P.: Early Surgical Treatment of Nasal Hemangiomas. Annals of Plastic Surgery, Accepted for publication.
  • Caraway, J.H. and Denk, M.J.: Refinements in Ptosis Surgery Using Frontalis Sling Technique. Operative Techniques of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 1(3): 1994, 113-119
Volunteer Efforts and Causes
  • Operation Smile, Volunteer Medical Missions:
    • Rabalt, Morocco, August 1998
    • BacTahi, Vietnam, November 1995
    • Nanchang, China, April 1995
    • Mindanao, Philippines, February 1994
    • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, November 1994
    • Shantaou, China, November 1993
    • Gaza City, Israel, June 1993 and Dec. 1994


A real patient praises Dr. Michael J. Denk, of Associates in Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, in a video testimonial.

A real patient praises Dr. Michael J. Denk of Associates in Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach in a video testimonial.


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