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Dr. James M. Smith (Emeritus)

Dr. James M. SmithAn industry innovator, Dr. James M. Smith is committed to exploring technology and processes that improve results for patients. Dr. Smith was a first-class board-certified plastic surgeon and had a special interest and training in improving body proportions. His family keeps him involved in local and regional activities. He combined his love for traveling and transformed lives through plastic surgery by bringing his surgical expertise to under-served people in Guatemala through HELPS International.


Undergraduate: College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN-1971
Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN-1974
General Surgery Residency: University of Minnesota-1974-81
Plastic Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN-1981-83
Founded Midsota: 1983

Board Certified

American Board of Surgery-1982; recertified-1995
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-1986

Community & Personal Involvement

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons


“I want to say Thank you to Dr. Heath and the staff at Midsota. Every time I came into the center I was welcomed. Dr. Heath made me feel very comfortable discussing my options for breast reduction. I was kept well informed and felt very safe and secure during the procedure and all of my office visits.”

Rita N.

“The beautiful job Dr. Houle did with my DIEP flap reconstruction surgery was the final chapter in my successful survivor story of breast cancer. Thank you for restoring my feeling like a “whole” woman again.”


“Dr. Yang did an absolutely amazing job on my lower eyelid surgery. I am so completely happy with the results. Thank you is all I can say! Recommending to anyone considering!”

Karen P.