Founder Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Father, Husband, One of Nashville's Most Trusted Plastic Surgeons, Author, Professional Speaker, University of Notre Dame and Tulane University Medical School graduate, founder of Music City Plastic Surgery!
The Early Years
Dr. Michael Burgdorf grew up in New Jersey in a large, blended family. A child of the 80s, he attended a private, all-boys Catholic high school and relished spending his free time going to classic rock concerts performed by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones. Eric Clapton, Crosby Stills & Nash, and The Grateful Dead. With the influence of two dads and a mother who was an RN, he gained an entrepreneurial spirit and learned the value of being an early riser who works smarter, not harder. He attended Notre Dame where he was a linebacker on the football team. This character-building experience continues to influence him today.
“Even as a Notre Dame student-athlete, Dr. Mike Burgdorf has demonstrated unparalleled character and the utmost of integrity. I knew early on that he would be successful. In short, he is unbelievable.”
– Lou Holtz
Medical School & Residency
Dr. Burgdorf earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Medical Degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans while concurrently earning his Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
He began his general surgery residency at Tulane in New Orleans, training at the renowned Charity Hospital. While there, he was the recipient of the I. Mims Gage Teaching Award, the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, and was an inductee into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. When his training was interrupted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, he finished his general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. There he was the administrative chief resident of education. Dr. Burgdorf went on to complete a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Mississippi. During this training, he spent six months at The Face and Body Center, learning cosmetic surgery techniques with some of the masters in the field.
Plastic Surgery Career
In 2009, Dr. Burgdorf moved to Nashville, started his plastic surgery career, and began honing his reputation for having a compassionate, caring bedside manner and treating his patients with respect. In 2012, he founded Music City Plastic Surgery where his philosophy of lagniappe (always do the right thing and do a little more than what's expected) has granted him the achievement of transforming the lives of over 3,000 people in the Nashville area.
The Ripple Effect of Plastic Surgery
When asked Why Dr. Burgdorf entered into his chosen career, he answers:
“Plastic surgery truly has a Ripple Effect throughout a patient’s life. It’s not only about the individual patient, but about the influence that patient’s confidence has on the lives and relationships of those around them that makes plastic surgery so impactful.”
Awards & Publications
Dr. Burgdorf has been counted in the Top 5% of America's Most Honored Professionals since 2016, with earning Top 1% distinction in 2020, 2019, and 2016. His welcoming demeanor and friendly personality make a procedure at Music City Plastic Surgery an unparalleled experience. Additionally, he was proudly awarded the 2014 National Doctor’s Choice Award for Plastic Surgery and was named one of Tennessee’s “Top Ten Plastic Surgeons” of 2014. His Aesthetic Everything Awards were listed on the Jumbotron in Times Square in 2018. This acknowledged Dr. Burgdorf as Top Plastic Surgeon Middle America, Top Breast Surgeon, Top 100 Aesthetic Doctors, and having the Top Cosmetic Practice in the US. He has also received recognition from the nationally recognized medical website Vitals.com as a 4X winner of one of the country’s Most Compassionate Doctors and annually received their coveted Patient Choice Award 2011- 2019, while also earning the On-Time Physician Award several times.
Additional awards include:
- Doctor’s Choice Awards – City Winner, Nashville – 2015 & 2018
- Doctor’s Choice Awards – Top Plastic Surgeon Of The Month – June 2015
- Doctor’s Choice Awards – Most Voted Doctor – Silver Award
- Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence
- Top 10 Rated & Awarded By Patients
- Real Self Top Doctor
- DCA Top 100 – 2016
- On-Time Doctor Award – 2018
- Aesthetic Everything Awards in 2018 – Top Plastic Surgeon Middle America, Top Breast Surgeon, Top 100 Aesthetic Doctors, and Top Cosmetic Practice in the US
Dr. Burgdorf is an avid college football fan and enjoys watching games with his three sons and daughter. He enjoys fine wine, good food, and the great lifestyle of the Nashville area. He is a board member for A Vintage Affair charity organization and is actively involved in his church community.
Dr. Burgdorf is proud of his accomplishment of becoming a successful, board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN, and of treating his patients with dignity and respect, but his most important accomplishment centers on his marriage to his wife Casey and the lives of their four children. Being a husband and a father to his three sons and daughter is the pinnacle of what he has achieved in his life. His family is the cornerstone of who and what he is as a person and as a man. His children constantly challenge him in ways he never dreamed possible, while his wife helps keep him grounded and humble.