Michael Golinko, MD – Section Editor
- Medical Director of Craniofacial Program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, UAMS
Dr. Michael Golinko, M.D., is a Board Certified General Surgeon with clinical interests in Craniofacial, Cleft & Paediatric Plastic Surgery. Dr. Golinko is also Board Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is licensed in the states of Arkansas, and Georgia. Currently, Dr. Golinko serves as one of the Medical Directors of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Program, and is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.
Dr. Golinko received his M.D. degree from University of South Florida (USF) in 2004, preceded by a M.A. in Medical Anthropology from Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA) in 2002, and a B.Sc. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1998.
Dr. Golinko’s professional training includes General Surgery residencies at State University of New York (SUNY) and New York University (NYU), as well as a residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and he most recently served as a Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery/Pediatric Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).
From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Golinko held medical research positions at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in the Department of Surgery, Division of Wound Healing at both Columbia University and New York University.
Dr. Golinko has contributed extensively to numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. Moreover, Dr. Golinko has travelled the world to deliver numerous presentations, co-chair lectures and conferences, and media appearances.
Dr. Golinko has been awarded and recognized for the following: Operation Smile Regan Fellowship Recipient (2012), National Institute of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Recipient (2007 – 2009), and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Surgery, Startup Grant (2006).
In the spirit of a true leader, Dr. Golinko served as past-President and Mission Leader of Project World Health, Managing Trustee of the Barry Golinko Trust of the Jewish Communal Fund, past-Surgery Department Representative of the Committee on Interns and Residents (CIR) and currently was selected to participate in the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Physician Leadership Development course.
Dr. Golinko currently belongs to several professional societies as follows: American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Association of Wound Care, American College of Surgeons, and the Southeastern Society Of Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons.
In 2016, Dr. Golinko served on the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Foundation Combined Pilot Research Grant Committee. In addition to his professional work, Dr. Golinko has generously donated his time and many talents to numerous volunteer and humanitarian efforts all over the world.