Dr. Maida A. Parkins is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in full body rejuvenation. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and holds an impressive background as a surgeon, researcher and advocate. In 2016 and 2017, Dr. Parkins was awarded a place among the Top Plastic Surgeons in the Midwest by Aesthetic Everything. Dr. Parkins is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Parkins graduated with honors from the University Of Illinois College of Medicine and completed residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. However, her focus did not start there. Initially, Dr. Parkins completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. During this time, she volunteered in a burn unit where plastic surgeons performed reconstructive surgery to help patients recover form and function.
Her research on creating skin substitutes for burn victims led her to see first-hand how the plastic surgeons touched and changed people’s lives, which inspired her to work directly with patients as a plastic surgeon.
First and foremost, Dr. Parkins values compassion and honesty with her patients. She invests the time to educate her patients and discuss goals to achieve their desired look. One of her patients said it best – “when you talk to her, it feels like you’re talking to a friend, one who happens to be a brilliant plastic surgeon.”
Dr. Parkins is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons two-year grant to promote breast reconstruction awareness.
- First Place Resident’s Basic Science Presentation Award at the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL).
- Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Plastic Surgery Best Basic Science Research Paper Award (Milwaukee, WI).
- Outstanding Paper Award for A Peripheral Nerve Repair Model Using fRMI in Rats, which was presented at the joint meeting session of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve, American Society for Hand Surgery and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery in Boca Raton, FL.
When Dr. Parkins is not with patients, you can find her embarking on outdoor adventures with her husband Dr. David Parkins, an anesthesiologist who practices in the area, and their three young children. She is also a competitive dancer with a background in ballroom and salsa dancing. She is currently studying jazz and tap. We are excited to welcome Dr. Parkins to our team. Her skills and expertise are an outstanding addition to our Quintessa family.