Meet the 205: Michael S. Beckenstein

Beckenstein is a board-certified, fully credentialed plastic surgeon who completed fellowships and residencies around the country. He has extensive experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery. Born and raised in New York, Beckenstein earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Union College in Schenectady, New York. In 1987, he received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia. He was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. During his fellowships at Georgetown University and in Birmingham, he developed expertise in cosmetic (aesthetic) surgery of the face and the body, as well as the latest liposuction methods.

Alma Mater Union College, Schenectady, NY

Beverage Sweet tea

Passion/hobby Cooking and eating (foodie)

Toughest challenge Keeping off the 35 pounds I lost

Charity The charitable surgeries I give to my patients in need

Smartphone app Find Friends, so I know where my kids are

Favorite Movie The Godfather

Dessert Cannoli from Venierios in NYC