Dr. Robert Gilman, MD

Dr. Robert Gilman, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 69 years old

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Biography Robert H. Gilman, MD, DMD completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan in 1982. He...Read more

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in Dearborn, MI |
Dr. Gilman is so kind, warm, empathetic and knowledgeable. He strives to make you understand what he is going to do before he does it. I had a septoplasty done successfully. He and his staff took very good care of me. I felt welcomed and important and, for that, I'm grateful.
in Belleville mi |
I had rhinoplasty January 2016, with dr gillman, he was a true professional and gental man, he gave me a beautiful noses that I am more than happy wIth, surgery was so easy and he' padre me feel at ease, wOnderful staff and a great atmosphere. Love him.??
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Robert H. Gilman, MD, DMD completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan in 1982. He has been in private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts for 31 years and has taught in the Harvard Combined Residency Training Program in Plastic Surgery for the last 15 years. He was a Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. He earned his MD at Boston University School of Medicine and earned his Dental degree, DMD, at Boston University School of Dentistry. He trained in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in the Combined ENT Residency Program at Boston University and Tufts University. He is diplomat of both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gilman has been involved with the Plastic Surgery Section at the University of Michigan for most of the time since his residency here. He has returned many times as a guest lecturer and has been the featured speaker for both the Reed O Dingman and the William C Grabb endowed lectureships. He has also been the Keynote Speaker at the bi-annual Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons on Mackinac Island.

Dr. Gilman has led a Pediatric Reconstructive team to Colombia, South America for the last 15 years and has taken 14 Michigan residents with him over the years where he mentors them as the team provides surgical correction of deformities of the face, such as cleft lip and palate, the body, such as burn scar contractures and the Hand, such as congenital and acquired deformities. Through the University of Michigan President's initiative and with the help of grateful donors, he has established the Robert H. Gilman, MD Fund for International Travel which provides financial assistance to plastic surgery residents enabling them to have the experience of international medical mission work.

Clinical Focus

In both his private practice and in his clinical teaching at Harvard, Dr. Gilman has focused on all aspects of cosmetic surgery. In particular he has an interest in rhinoplasty and in facial rejuvenation procedures both non-invasive and invasive. He also focuses on post pregnancy abdominal and breast surgery, aesthetic breast enlargement, body sculpturing by liposuction and fat transfer. He is joining the Michigan Plastic Surgery faculty to continue to provide the highest quality of Plastic Surgical care for patients and continue the tradition of excellence in Plastic Surgery training for residents.


  • 1966-1970 – Hobart College, Geneva, New York, NY; B.A.
  • 1970-1974 – Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; M.D.
  • 1975-1977 – Boston University School of Dentistry, Boston, MA; D.M.D.

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1974-1975 – General Surgical Residency, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1977-1980 – Otorhinolaryngology Residency, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1980-1982 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Certification and Licensure

  • 1975 – Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1975 – Licensed by the State of Massachusetts
  • 1980 – Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 1984 – Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2013 – Licensed by the State of Michigan

Dr. Gilman's Care Philosophy

To provide the highest quality Medical and Plastic Surgical care in a warm, professional and caring environment

Dr. Gilman says...

I see patients who are interested in all aspects of Aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the face and body

Dr. Gilman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Broken Nose
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gynecomastia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Boston University Medical Center

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1975

    Boston University Tufts University

    Completed in 1980

    University Mich Hosps

    Completed in 1982

    University Of Michigan Hospitals

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Hobart College

    Graduated in 1970

  • Other Education
    Boston University School Of Dentistry

    Completed in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Liposuction
  • Mini Fift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair