Dr. James H. Schmidt is well known for his attention to detail and his natural surgical results as a plastic surgeon. The Sarasota physicians have voted him a “Top Doctor” for plastic surgery in Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In addition, he has been recognized in the America’s Best Doctors publication since 1997. He instills a sense of kindness, comfort and confidence in his patients.
Dr. Schmidt is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College Surgeons (FACS). After receiving his BS degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin and his M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Dr. Schmidt moved to Florida in 1982. He subsequently completed his internship, general surgery residency, and plastic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Schmidt then received additional fellowship training in cleft lip, cleft palate, and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Humana Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
He is on the medical staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, HCA Doctors Hospital, Premier Surgery Center, Cape Surgery Center and HCA Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Same Day Surgery Center. He also holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida.
He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the Sarasota County Medical Society. He is also a member of the University of Florida Edward R. Woodward Surgical Society.
Known for his natural results, Dr. Schmidt’s practice is limited to cosmetic surgery of the face (face lifts, mini lifts, eyelids, nasal surgery), breast (enlargement, lifting, reduction), and body (tummy tucks, liposuction). With over 25 years of experience, he incorporates the latest techniques including fractional laser, minimal incisions and volume replacement to provide natural results with minimal recovery time.