• Professor of Surgery, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director, Cosmetic Surgery Center


  • University of Kentucky


  • Cornell Medical Center, New York


  • McGill University


  • Plastic Surgery

Michael Olding, MD is the director of the Cosmetic Surgery Center at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and is chief of Plastic Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He completed his surgical training at Cornell Medical Center and McGill University, and has over 20 years of experience. He is one of Washington, DC’s premier cosmetic surgeons.

Dr. Olding has been listed as one of the best cosmetic and plastic surgeons in the Washingtonian magazine since 1989. He has also been listed among the best in the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook, featured on the Discovery Channel and interviewed by CBS, FOX, WUSA, ABC, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Style Magazine, The Boston Globe, and More magazine. He has also been quoted in online articles at ABCnews.com, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and participated in an online forum with Washingtonpost.com regarding plastic surgery among teens. He has been published in a variety of medical journals, including Annals of Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He has served on FDA advisory panels, including the panels that recommended the approval of Sculptra®, Restylane®, and silicone gel breast implants. He has received numerous awards and fellowships for his work, and praise for his comforting and caring manner.

Dr. Olding understands the importance of clear doctor-patient communication, and because he always performs his own surgery, your realistic expectations should be accomplished. Patients are seen in a secure, private office near the White House and accessible at the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro. International patients are accommodated in nearby hotels.

Dr. Olding is a US News & World Report Top Doctor and was ranked in the top 1% in the nation for cosmetic surgery. He has also been named to the Washingtonian magazine’s Top Docs list, the Castle Connolly Top Doctors list, and Northern Virginia Magazine‘s Top Doctors list.

Outside the medical field, he is active in the arts, serving on the Washington Ballet board of directors, as well as the Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ board of directors for 15 years. His other passion is “riding to hounds” (foxhunting) in the Virginia countryside.

Dr. Olding’s clinical interests include: