Michael Defazio, MD Plastic Surgeon

Michael Defazio, MD is a Plastic Surgeon for Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Complex Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Head & Neck Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage
  • Trunk Reconstruction
  • Mohs Reconstruction

About the Doctor

Michael DeFazio, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in complex oncologic and reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, trunk, and extremities, and offers the full spectrum of surgical and microsurgical techniques for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. DeFazio is passionate about providing state-of-the art care for reconstructive patients. His special interests include:

From the Doctor

After a 15-year academic pilgrimage, I am thrilled to be back in my native North Florida and residing in Ponte Vedra Beach where I grew up. My family, including my wife, Jennifer, and our daughters, Ella and Ava, love being outdoors and spending time at the beach. When time permits, I enjoy exercising, swimming, sports, and traveling.

I’m committed to providing the highest-standard of safe, compassionate, and quality care for patients in the greater Jacksonville area, using the latest and most innovative solutions to enhance patient outcomes, recovery, and long-term satisfaction. My philosophy of care is patient-centered and one that is focused on educating and empowering each patient to make the most informed decisions regarding his or her own care.


Plastic Surgeon

Education & Training

Doctor of Medicine 2008 - 2012
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency 2012 - 2018
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Fellowship 2018 - 2019
University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South

Ages Treated

  • Adolescent
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Senior

Legal Practice Name

Florida Plastic Surgery Group