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Dr. Ringler has been included in many “best of” publications over his years in practice including

U.S. News & World/Health

Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery 2013-2020 (peer selected)

America’s Top Doctors


Best Doctors in America


Patient’s Choice Award

5-year Honoree

Most Compassionate Doctor

5-year Honoree

America’s Top Plastic Surgeons

Consumers’ Research Council 2009 – (consumer selected)

Top Doctors

Grand Rapids Magazine (consumer ballot contest)

Lifetime Achievement Award-Grand Rapids Residency Program

2009 (Grand Rapids plastic surgery residents)

Stephen J Pratt Award

Operation Smile International -2008 (CEO of Operation Smile )

Grand Rapids Magazine

Top Plastic Surgeons West Michigan

Teacher of the Year

Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program (Grand Rapids plastic surgery residents)

Vital’s Top Doctor Awards

Top 10 Doctor Michigan

Top 10 Doctor Grand Rapids

Patient’s Choice Award

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Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS

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Dr. Ringler is a member of, and accredited by, many cosmetic and plastic surgery associations including

  • Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • Member, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

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Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS

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Research & Leadership Positions

  • Clinical Professor of Surgery – Michigan State University, Department of Surgery
  • Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program of the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/MSU 1997-2009
  • Chairman: Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery
  • Past President, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
  • Medical Director: Michigan Chapter, Operation Smile
  • Founder: Thank You U.S. Veterans Project Founder
  • Best Research Award, GRAMEC Research Day
  • Best Research Award – Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
Awards & Certifications

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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