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.
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 led a Pediatric Reconstructive team to Colombia, South America for the last 18 years and has taken 17 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. Dr. Gilman is a member of numerous national and state plastic surgery societies as well as a member of the board of trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
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.