Andrew M. Bonett, MD
Board Eligible in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
What does it mean to be Board Eligible?
Plastic Surgery Board certification is a lengthy process that takes about one and a half years after completion of training. It involves a written exam, practicing plastic surgery and taking care of patients for about 1 year, and subsequently being evaluated by the American Board of Plastic Surgery by way of an oral examination.
Dr. Bonett passed his written examination in July 2022. He will complete is oral examination in November 2023, and will be Board certified upon successful completion.
Andrew M Bonett MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
Dr Bonett completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the combined Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Cook County Hospital program in Chicago, Illinois. The Rush University Hospital System is ranked #1 in Quality of Patient Care in the nation by Vizient and the #2 Top Hospital in Illinois/Chicago by US News and World Report.
While in Chicago, Dr. Bonett trained with numerous leaders in the field including academic faculty from Rush, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois-Chicago. There he served as the Administrative Chief Fellow for nearly two years while helping institute the new integrated residency program and developing their academic curriculum. During that time he was presented with multiple awards for academic excellence and resident teaching. In addition to the time he spent training, he remained committed to education with multiple scholarly publications and regularly taught suturing workshops to colleagues in other specialties.
Dr. Bonett grew up in central Florida, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, followed by a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida where he finished top of his class. He was then honored to be accepted into the second class at the new University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Lake Nona, FL in 2010.
After medical school, Dr. Bonett moved to South Carolina and completed residency in General Surgery at Greenville Health System, now known as Prisma Health. During his third year he was nominated and selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As chief resident, he received the Resident Academic Achievement Award which is given to the top resident of the program. In 2020, he received his Board Certification in General Surgery and is now Board Eligible in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.