Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D.

Director, Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery

Associate Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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As Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery and Associate Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, applies his top rated skills and clinical expertise in reconstructive surgery, particularly facial surgery, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery. Working with Drs. Bernard Chang and Brendan Collins, he helps women choose procedures and treatment options that help them gain or regain their confidence in themselves.

Dedicated Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk offers general cosmetic medicine treatment options, plastic surgery procedures and specialized care for:

Dr. Vander Kolk is committed to helping women define their cosmetic and plastic surgery needs in order to achieve their desired look. His work includes surgical and non-surgical techniques, including natural approaches such as skin products that offer patients customized treatments and natural-looking results.

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk is among a limited group of surgeons providing highly specialized surgical services. He offers unique skill in treating embouchure injury for musicians who play brass instruments. He also is a widely-recognized pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in the reconstruction of cleft lip and palate in children. His passion for children with this condition led him to open Camp Face in Maryland, an outdoor program for boys and girls with facial differences.

Author and Expert Specialist

Dr. Vander Kolk has authored numerous articles and publications in his specialty for high-quality medical publications such as:

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery
  • Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Forum

Local and National Recognition for Surgical Skills

Dr. Vander Kolk has been recognized as:

  • "America's Best Plastic Surgeons" - Newsweek magazine
  • "Top Doc" in the fields of Plastic Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Baltimore magazine
  • One of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • "Best Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon" - The Daily Record’s Reader Rankings Awards

His research in craniofacial and plastic surgery is internationally recognized and he is a top-rated presenter at medical conferences on plastic surgery.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowships:
    • Hand and Microvascular Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Australia 
    • Craniofacial Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residencies:
    • General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center 
    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Medical Degree – University of Michigan School of Medicine
Associations & Memberships

Dr. Vander Kolk is active in professional societies and associations in his field including:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council