Dr. Thomas G. Kotoske is board-certified in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Total Body Cosmetic Surgery as well as Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical training at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating with honors. Dr. Kotoske then completed an Otorhinolaryngology-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center located in the eastern Detroit, Michigan area. He received extensive training in facial plastic and trauma reconstructive surgery, while also serving as Chief Resident. For outstanding achievements during his surgical training, Dr. Kotoske received the Burroughs Welcome National Resident Leadership Award. Dr. Kotoske was then Fellowship trained in aesthetic plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, under the direction of Julius Newman, M.D. Dr. Newman is an internationally recognized expert in cosmetic surgery, credited with introducing liposuction procedures to the United States, and is the originator of many modern techniques and surgical equipment. Dr. Kotoske operated with Dr. Newman and Dr. Kirk Brandow on ABC's "20/20", performing the latest state-of-the-art superficial tumescent liposuction. In addition, Dr. Kotoske is a recognized author of several articles and research projects published in widely respected medical journals. Dr. Kotoske has held the title of Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the John C. Lincoln Hospital in northwest Phoenix for over ten years. He is also an adjunct clinical professor for Midwestern University and K.C.O.M. in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as ear, nose and throat surgery. Dr. Kotoske has been featured as a medical expert on numerous television channels broadcasted throughout the United States. He has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox affiliates. He is also a national lecturer to facial plastic and cosmetic surgeons on various topics of plastic surgery.
Dr. Kotoske believes in the "personal touch." He combines a thorough evaluation and innovative treatments with patient education and participation.
"Cosmetic procedures should be natural looking and give people a feeling of confidence. It is essential my patients completely understand their treatment and have realistic expectations for positive results."
Patient knowledge and realistic expectations lead to informed patient decisions. These decisions combined with Dr. Kotoske's clinical excellence, form the basis for a successful experience at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Kotoske'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 Surgery
Board certified in Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Kotoske's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Localized Fat Deposits
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Fat Reduction Procedure
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Mini Tummy Tuck
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgery, Facial
Plastic Surgical Procedures
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
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.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Mount Clemens General Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Mount Clemens General Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Kotoske has no media or publications listed.
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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