Michael S. Golinko BS, MD

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, and Director of the Cleft & Craniofacial Program
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  • 42 ratings

About Michael S. Golinko

Areas of Expertise

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    Cleft Lip and Palate
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    Craniofacial Surgery
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    Maxillofacial Surgery
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    Pediatric Plastic Surgery
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    Plastic Surgery
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    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Locations (3)

2102 West Northfield Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232

Programs and Clinics


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  • Bachelor of Science - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of South Florida, 2004
  • Residency - New York University Medical Center, 2011
  • Fellowship - Emory University, 2014
  • Fellowship - New York University Medical Center, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - American Board of Physician Specialties, 2016

Patient Comments

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*Dr. Golinko was amazing! This is the first time I've been so impressed by a doctor that I was inspired to fill out a survey! So talented and kind to me and my son. Even gave me a copy of path report without having to ask for it. Attention to detail was top notch!
July 21, 2020
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we are very thankful that we felt listened too, and our questions were respected and answered cheerfully with no condescension or impatience. our input seemed to be valued and we appreciate that
July 15, 2020
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The MDs were great with us and spent plenty of time talking to us and answering our questions. We felt very confident after leavening the appointment that we are in good hands!
July 15, 2020
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The doctor and assistant were the best I could ask for.
June 9, 2020
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This was our very first "telehealth" visit and we were very satisfied with how the visit went / the doctors attention to detail in answering our questions and effort to make it a true conversation about a potential procedure our son may have.
April 20, 2020
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Very accommodating and no hurry.
Februray 10, 2020
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We left Erlanger Hospital and the pediatric craniofacial surgeon due to numerous bad experiences. We traveled to Boston Children's Hospital and several others before deciding on *Dr. Golinko to perform our son's surgery. He was caring, smart, and showed a genuine interest in our son's well being. He made us feel comfortable right away.
January 22, 2020
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*Dr. Golinko was excellent. He spent plenty of time discussing options with us and our daughter. Recommend him to a friend 500 miles away and they loved him too!
July 31, 2019
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