Dr. Maxhimer was born in Lake Tahoe and raised just outside of Seattle,
but is now proud to call Boulder home. He attended Northwestern University
where he received his B.A. in Biology and Biochemistry and went on to
Rush Medical College in Chicago. He graduated from Rush with top honors
from the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and also was one of a handful of medical
students chosen each year for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research
Scholars program where he got the opportunity to receive world class research
training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Maxhimer then completed a residency in General Surgery at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the birthplace of modern surgical training,
in addition to a 2-year research fellowship back at the National Institutes
of Health. He then went on to complete his Plastic and Reconstructive
residency at UCLA Medical Center where he learned both complex reconstructive
surgery from some of the world’s leading experts and also cutting
edge techniques and subtle nuances of Aesthetic Surgery from the best
surgeons that Beverly Hills has to offer.
Dr. Maxhimer is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He
has published close to 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, most notably
including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery
among other top scientific publications.
He has authored several book chapters and holds a patent on the development
of a therapy that helps protect normal tissues and cells from the damaging
effects of radiation. He is a member on several surgical societies, has
spoken at numerous national and international meetings and has been on
surgical missions, most recently to Ghana, Africa.
Dr. Maxhimer has a commitment to patients and takes pride in his caring
bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to create
a natural appearance. He believes that your care should be customized
to you and your body as well as your lifestyle, and gets to know all of
those aspects before recommending any procedure. He strives for perfection
for both his reconstructive and cosmetic patients.
An active CrossFit athlete, Dr. Maxhimer encourages patients to ask questions
about their fitness and nutrition to optimize their surgical results.
When not in surgery, he loves spending time with his wife, who is a nurse
and someone who is a constant reminder of the caring and compassionate
side of medicine, his 3 year old daughter, and his young son who is almost
a bigger Broncos fan than he is.