President and founder of West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Scott Holley has helped repair, reshape, and rebuild people’s lives in Southwest Michigan since 1997. “Our practice philosophy is very simple: great customer service, honest patient communication, and the delivery of superior surgical results.” He is one of the talented plastic surgeons in our Michigan practice who serves Grand Rapids and other communities in the central and western part of the state.
Dr. Holley completed his undergraduate education at Purdue University and received his medical degree from The Indiana University School of Medicine. Following a five-year residency in General Surgery at Indiana University, he completed a second two-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Holley’s experience also includes additional Fellowship training in Hand & Microsurgery at the Kleinert Institute in Louisville, KY; burn surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, and cosmetic surgery with Drs. Baker, Stuzin, and Gordon in Miami, FL.
Dr. Holley is board certified in Plastic Surgery and holds the Certificate of Added Qualification as a specialist in Hand Surgery.
Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Holley is committed to serving the medical community. Locally, he has acted as section head of Plastic Surgery for our hospitals and served as a delegate to the state medical society for the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine. Dr. Holley has been elected to serve as president of the Michigan Association of Hand Surgery and has acted as a patient advocate on the Worker’s Compensation Committee of the Michigan State Medical Society.
Nationally, Dr. Holley’s work on committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery led to his appointment to the Young Plastic Surgeons’ group of future leaders in plastic surgery. He is also proud to have worked with Interplast to provide surgical services overseas to third-world, indigent children with birth defects.
Staying abreast of developing technology and innovation is a challenge – particularly in the rapidly evolving field of plastic surgery. Dr. Holley’s research is published in the leading plastic and hand surgery journals, and he has lectured at universities in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona and Washington. In fact, Dr. Holley has helped develop the exams that test the knowledge of plastic surgeons in training and those who are seeking continuing education. Currently he holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at Western Michigan University Stryker Medical School and is a frequent lecturer for physician, student and service groups.
While recognition as a leader among plastic surgeons in Michigan is rewarding, achieving patient satisfaction on a daily basis is the true reward of clinical practice. Dr. Holley’s approach is open, honest, and compassionate. He will take the time to fully understand the result you seek, review the technical options available, and answer any questions you may have. “Effective patient communication is every bit as important as surgical skill in achieving a successful outcome.”