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Director, Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications:

  • Plastic Surgery


  • English

Areas of Interest:

  • Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Surgery, Cosmetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery


  • The Weinberg Center at Mercy
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville
  • Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Annapolis

Craig Vander Kolk, M.D.

As Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy 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.

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 Doctor" 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
  • Fellowship - Hand and Microvascular Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Australia; Craniofacial Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency - 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
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council 

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy offers a full range of leading edge cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures performed by a medical team who is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

Stem Cells & Fat Grafting For Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Dr. Craig Vander Kolk - Mercy

Mercy Plastic Surgeon Dr. Craig Vander Kolk discusses using stem cells & fat grafting for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Learn more at

The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at Mercy

The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland offers comprehensive care and leading edge treatment options for skin cancers including advanced-stage melanoma.

The Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine at Mercy

The Weinberg Center for Women's Health & Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is widely recognized as one of the region’s pre-eminent leaders in women’s health care.

Lumpectomy Defect Reconstruction - Dr. Vander Kolk - Mercy

According to Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy Medical Center, a new fat-grafting procedure can improve the appearance of the breast left after a lumpectomy. Learn more at


Insurances Accepted

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