Dr. David A. Branch *
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
* Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
* Member of Migraine Surgery Society
Board-Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. David Branch specializes in facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, and body sculpting, with additional training in hand reconstruction and microsurgery. He was also a pioneer in the migraine surgery field, and is currently the only migraine surgeon north of Boston.
Part of a large family in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Branch grew up instilled with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, along with a desire to find and live up to his full potential. He first became interested in medicine as a young architecture student, while building latrines and teaching English one summer in Costa Rica. While hospitalized for a broken hip a year later - an experience that made him realize the ordeal of being stripped of dignity and control as a patient, and depending on others for caring support and information - he decided to study surgery instead, and filled out his medical school applications. He eventually found that plastic surgery in particular satisfied his need for creative thinking because, much like architecture, it encompasses all ages and many components of the body.
Dr. Branch attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he met his wife. They were blessed with three children during Dr. Branch's training venture over the next eight years. After Alabama, Dr. Branch trained for five years in General Surgery at the University of Virginia, followed by Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He then spent two years training in plastic surgery under many wonderful and gifted surgeons in Cleveland, Ohio. Before finally settling in Bangor, Dr. Branch's last stop was San Francisco, where he trained at the Buncke Clinic in Hand and Microsurgery.
Dr. Branch started his own cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice - Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery - in 2000.
Stephanie Dow, CMA
Assistant Business Manager Bangor Plastic
Manager, Surface Medical Spa
Stephanie has over 20 years experience in the medical field and joined Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery in early 2008. Her solid experience in the healthcare industry results in the ability to deal successfully with the demands of our busy and diverse practice. In addition to her extensive experience, Stephanie possesses strong communication skills, a calm and pleasant demeanor, and an innate ability to be warm and compassionate. This winning combination ensures that you will receive exceptional service and care, while visiting Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery as well as our sister company, Surface Medical Spa. We consider her to be a huge asset to our company.
Susan Grubb, RN
Master Aesthetic Specialist
Susan received her Associate degree in Nursing from Broward College in Florida, and her Bachelor's Degree from Pace University in New York. Susan worked for a large plastic surgery practice in Boca Raton, Florida for many years before moving to the Northeast. After moving to Maine, she worked several years in the E.R. at Eastern Maine Medical Center before joining Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery in 2009. Susan's proficient and skilled techniques complement the work of our Plastic Surgeon, as well as assisting those wanting a non-surgical approach to self-improvement. Her precise and thorough skills have gained the respect of patients, staff, and others in the Northeast. With a vast knowledge of patient experience and a broad medical background, Susan will execute the finest results attainable in our industry. She has obtained extensive training with Allergan, (the makers of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, & VOLUMA), as well as for Merz (the makers of RADIESSE, BALOTERO, & XEOMIN).
Chantal Clark, LA
Licensed Aesthetic Specialist
Chantal is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and has worked in the field of plastic surgery since 2001. Though she specializes in skin care and other spa treatments, she is committed to helping patients reach their broader aesthetic goals. She works closely with patients to help determine the best cosmetic treatments and procedures, including referrals to Dr. David Branch, and enjoys being her patients' partner on their cosmetic journey.