Plastic Surgeon Minneapolis

A native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Dr. Hoffman returned to the Minneapolis – St. Paul (Twin Cities) after practicing in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Hoffman is trained in all aspects of Plastic Surgery. His final two years of Plastic Surgery training were in Los Angeles where he acquired extensive experience with a wide range of cosmetic procedures. He also received advanced training in the treatment of children with birth defects. His current practice concentrates primarily on Cosmetic Surgery.

Areas of Specialization

His areas of specialization include breast surgery (enlargement, reduction, and breast lift), body sculpting through liposuction and tummy tuck, surgery of the aging face, neck, and eyelids, and surgery of the nose. He also enjoys trips to South and Central America where he participates in the care of children in need.


I feel fortunate to have an education that includes Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. Perhaps the “best” thing to happen to my career are the two years spent in Los Angeles gaining advanced training in cosmetic plastic surgery.

I believe that a good surgeon never stops learning. Today’s plastic surgeon has a duty to stay up to date with techniques which improve patient results and speed recovery. Therefore, in addition to being a perpetual student of the art and science of plastic surgery, I am proud to have been a teacher at such prestigious institutions as the University of Minnesota, Loma Linda University, the Children’s Hospitals of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

I am a firm believer in educating the public about what constitutes excellence in terms of safety and results in plastic surgery.


Dr. Hoffman has extensive professional expertise and is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery – the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists to certify plastic surgeons.

Educational Background

Plastic Surgery Training:

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Facial Plastic Surgery Training/ENT:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

General Surgery Intership:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Medical Education:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin – M.D. 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

Board Certification:

  • Dr. Hoffman is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Affiliations:

  • University of Minnesota, Plastic Surgery teaching staff


  • State of Minnesota
  • State of California
  • State of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Hospital Privileges:

  • Woodwinds Medical Campus – Woodbury, Lakeview Hospital -Stillwater, St. Paul Surgery Center, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, United Hospital, Children’s Hospitals – Minneapolis and St. Paul, WestHealth, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center