Dr. McGriff is a highly regarded Cosmetic Surgeon who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, while also competing in long distance track and cross country races. He obtained his medical education on an Air Force medical student scholarship, then Aerospace Medicine, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency training in Air Force hospitals and later at Pacific Surgical Institute and Cosmetic Surgery International training programs. He also obtained his Orthopedic Trauma Surgery training at the busiest trauma center in California, located in Sacramento, under the direct guidance of the famous Michael W. Chapman, M.D., who authored the definitive Orthopedic Surgery textbooks known as "Chapman's Orthopedics."Dr. McGriff served proudly, flying mostly in F-15 fighter aircraft during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort, while also serving as the Chief Physician at an Air Force Hospital. He was also stationed in Germany, Italy and France, prior to permanently moving to Hawaii in 2002. During his 27 year surgical career, he has continued serving the military population at Tripler Army Medical Center, caring for the badly injured soldiers and wounded warriors, while helping to develop the today's integrated disability evaluation system to assist these wounded warriors in obtaining proper care and compensation for their injuries. Dr. McGriff has enjoyed serving as Medical Director for Aesthetic Medical clinics and Medispa clinics on Oahu, while being involved in the advancement of Laser surgical techniques and non-invasive aesthetic medicine and minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedures. He developed the "WoW-Lift!!" facelift with no downtime or surgical scars. Michael McGriff, MD. and his highly trained staff are dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality customer service, utilizing top-of-the-line products, and the latest state of the art cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. In this exquisite atmosphere, providing relaxation and tranquility to our patients, we maintain the utmost professional standards. Office Hours Monday through Saturday: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm Financing options are available through United Medical
Dr Michael McGriff, MD is the Greatest! For me, it all started with him using the latest techniques to get rid of the ugly brown spots and melasma that other docs had only made worse. Then, we moved on to the most pleasant Botox experience you can imagine (including the best prices!) He makes everything so comfortable, including laser tatto removal. He has really cool laser equipment that seems to be the best and brightest. Then, I decided to try the Smart-Lipo Precision treatment to get rid of my double chin. Wow, what an amazing difference, in just one session and it lasts forever. I'm a big fan and have referred my best friends to Dr McGriff.
Dr. McGriff is so gentle and compassionate with me that I find myself try new things to make myself look my best. He explains every step before, after, and during which takes away all my fear and anxiety that comes with any medical procedure. I did the smart lipo on my stomach which had been a problem area for me as long as I can remember. I work out 5 to 6 times a week and eat very healthy but could never flatten my tummy. After this procedure my abs are actually defined and I have the confidence to wear crop tops. After I saw my amazing results I decided to target another area I was insecure about. This was my jawline and chin so I tried Kybella for 3 treatments the first treatment the swelling lasted for about a week and a half but by the third treatment my chin and jawline were more defined and the swelling was very minimal.
Michael McGriff, M.D. is very friendly, knowledgeable and it's very clear that he cares very much for the health and wellness of his patients. He explained each step of my treatment so that I easily understood and very patiently answered all of my questions.
Dr. McGriff is very artistic and skilled at performing my surgical procedures. I am absolutely thrilled with my results and am sharing my strong recommendations for Dr. McGriff with my friends and coworkers.
Mahalo Dr. McGriff!
I've received several treatments from Michael McGriff, M.D. and consistently find him to truly care about his patients. My friends who have been here agree that Dr. McGriff provides the best results using the latest technology and his vast experience. His patients all seem very comfortable with Dr. McGriff!
Dr. McGriff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology
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Why It Matters: Dr. McGriff's Board Certifications
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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University of Oregon
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Oral Roberts University / School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Keesler Afb Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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