Dr. Harold Bafitis is a highly accomplished and respected osteopathic plastic surgeon. He holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas and a medical degree from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at Grandview Medical Center, a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship in Des Moines, and a fellowship focusing on cosmetic, breast, and reconstructive surgery in Cincinnati.
Dr. Bafitis is double board-certified in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He holds the title of FELLOW (FACOS) in the College of Osteopathic Surgeons and FACS in the American College of Surgeons. He has served on the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, including as its chairman, and currently sits on the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is also a clinical associate professor of surgery at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bafitis has trained medical students and physicians, contributed to medical publications, lectured nationally and internationally, and hosted scientific programs. He has developed and refined surgical techniques and instruments, such as integrated liposculpture and abdominoplasty. Dr. Bafitis is also dedicated to philanthropy, participating in mission trips to provide free reconstructive services and education in countries like Bolivia, Peru, and Cambodia.