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Michael J. Nuara, MD
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise
Cosmetic Nose, Eyelid and Facial Procedures
Facial Nerve Reconstruction
Microtia Reconstruction
Facial Cancer Reconstruction
Facial Feminization Surgery.

Curriculum Vitae
Michael Nuara, MD

Special Interests
Dr. Nuara has a special interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Care.
Personal Information
Photography, Nature, Cooking
Clinical Experience
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Services, Head & Neck Surgery, Transgender Health, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Board Certifications

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)
American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto)

Education and Professional Achievements

University of Illinois, Rockford, 2003


University of California, San Francisco, 2004


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2008


Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland, 2009

Professional Activities and Awards
  • 2015, 2011 "Top Doc" Albuquerque Magazine
  • 2008-Present Cleft Lip and Microtia Surgeon and 2012-Present Lead Surgeon for Medical Missions for Children(MMFC)
  • 2013 Excellence in Medical Student Education Award UNM Medical School
  • 2013 Surgery Research Investigator Award (SRIA) $5000: “Continuous Local Anesthesia for Costal Cartilage Harvest in Auricular Reconstruction: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Double-Blind Trial”
  • 2007 Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • 2003 James Scholar Research Award: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Nuara was thorough and explained things in a way that was easy for me to understand.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Seemed pretty good but still not totally comfortable with him yet, maybe will be more on 2nd visit.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Nuara is amazing. He so kindly spent time explaining options in detail. (I realize this may be why we waited for him.)
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
looking forward to next appointment
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Excellent experience as I was informed at was being executed and why I experienced no surprises.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Nuara really impressed me. A genuine good man. I trust him 100%.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Very pleased with *Dr. Nuara and his staff.