Dr. Sarah Frommer, MD

Dr. Sarah Frommer, MD

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o
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Dr. Sarah Frommer, MD is a plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 1 years. She specializes in plastic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read her story

Craniofacial Team of Texas

11412 Bee Cave Rd

Austin, TX 78738
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Frommer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Frommer "In high school, Dr. Frommer dreamed of being a cartoonist for Disney; however she received a scholarship to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for engineering. Her father convinced her to take this generous scholarship and study engineering. Having an interest in medicine, she was excited to learn there was a field of Biomedical Engineering and agreed to attend RPI. Instead of creating cartoons, she had the opportunity to create medical devices, at which she excelled. During her studies at RPI, she learned about stem cells and the NIH supported Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); this highly competitive program supports students interested in pursuing their medical degree and PhD (MD/PhD). She thought this was the perfect opportunity to be able to take an idea from the work bench and develop it for use in patients. In 2000, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from RPI and received the Paul B. Daitch award for outstanding senior in Biomedical Engineering. Her interest in stem cells and Biomedical Engineering, lead her to the MD/PhD program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her PhD thesis was a translational project to develop adult stem cell therapy for use in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients under internationally known advisors Catherine Verfaillie, MD and Paul Iaizzo, PhD. During her 10 years studying in Minnesota, she successfully defended her PhD thesis and completed her medical studies. Because Dr. Frommer was adopted from South Korea to an US Army family, she developed a love for travel and immersing herself into new cultures at an early age. Due to this love, she committed one year to participate in international medical work during her medical studies. Her travels took her to Israel, Belgium, Guatemala, Tanzania, and India. One of her projects in Tanzania involved working with HIV positive ladies teaching them how to sew and bead so that they could make items to sell for income to support their families. The feeling of pride she had, teaching these women a vocation that could better their lives, was immense and continues to impact her daily life. After medical school, she was accepted into the Brown University Plastic Surgery residency in Providence, RI. Here, she proved to be a compassionate and capable doctor, earning her the Resident of the Month and subsequent Resident of the Year 2014 for Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. During residency, she had the opportunity to continue her love of international medical work by spending time and learning from world renowned Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeons in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Children's Hospital – Seoul National University Hospital. She was also fortunate to participate in an Operation Smile in Paraguay as a Regan Fellow. Dr. Frommer has always strived to provide the best medical care she can for her patients. She believes in the philosophy hope for the best and prepare for the worst," which means seek the highest quality training possible. This philosophy lead her to the Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery fellowship at Dell Children's Medical Center, where under Dr. Patrick K. Kelley and Dr. Raymond J. Harshbarger, she was exposed to a large volume of complex congenital and trauma craniofacial cases. During her fellowship, she had the amazing opportunity to work with the local organization, Austin Smiles, on a surgical mission trip to El Salvador performing much needed orthognathic surgery for cleft patients. After completing her fellowship, she happily accepted to stay in Austin and join the Craniofacial Team of Texas with her mentor Dr. Patrick Kelley.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frommer "Dr. Frommer believes that doctors should treat patients as they would want to be treated or how they would want a loved one treated. Because surgery and illness can be scary, Dr. Frommer takes the time to sit down with her patients to explain their condition, treatment options, surgical plan, and what to expect postoperatively. She has found that providing this kind of care for her patients helps them and their families recover better. Additionally, medicine is constantly changing; Dr. Frommer participates in research and attends conferences to stay up to date on state of the art medicine. "

4  Specialties

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Frommer does not have any board certifications listed.

21  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Electrical Burn
  • Facial Birth Defect
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Palsy
  • Facial Trauma
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

11  Procedures

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Laceration Repair
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Preparation for Alveolar Cleft Repair
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-Bs Biomedical Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Brown University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Dell Children's Medical Center Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus-Phd Biomedical Engineering
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Frommer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Frommer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • American Cleft Palate, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Austin Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Member
  • Texas Medical Association, Member

Dr. Frommer's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frommer to family and friends
5 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Frommer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Very professional on all levels! Was attacked by a dog and was referred to Dr Frommer. Couldn’t be more pleased with the work she did throughout the process. A pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend.
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She was excellent at helping my husband in at difficult and stressful time. She would laugh with us and be so kind .. She would walk us thru ever step she was doing and why she had to do it.. any questions I had she would not hesitate to answer, no matter what time it was. She made a us feel better...more
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Dr. Frommer is both excellent at surgery and a kind person. She knows how stressful it is for a parent to see their child in surgery, and is so reassuring. She's exactly the kind of doctor and surgeon you want taking care of your family.
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Extremely knowledgeable! Takes a lot of time with each patient going over all benefits, risks and alternatives to every procedure. Easy to talk to. Would highly recommend!
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So nice and smart. A wonderful doctor with excellent training!
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