Meet Dr. Joshua Kreithen - Plastic Surgeon

Joshua Kreithen, M.D. is an Aesthetic Breast & Body Specialist board-certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery who practices in Sarasota, Florida at Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa.

Known for his use of advanced surgical techniques as well as laser and light technology to help male and female patients transform their appearance at any age, Dr. Kreithen has more than eighteen years of experience as a surgeon and has hospital affiliations with Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Kreithen completed his plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville after finishing a five year categorical general surgery residency at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Kreithen attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kreithen performs cosmetic breast and body contouring procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mommy makeovers, lower body lifts, arm & thigh lifts, SmartLipo liposuction, Cellulaze anti-cellulite treatment, ThermiTight skin tightening as well as non-invasive procedures such as Botox and Juvederm.

Currently a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kreithen is Chief of Surgery at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

In 2013, Dr. Kreithen was the Chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event held annually at the Sarasota Polo Club where over 10,000 people walked to support breast cancer survivors and helped fundraise to end breast cancer.

As a result of Dr. Kreithen’s extensive experience in advanced plastic surgery techniques, he was was chosen to be a consultant to surgical innovations giant Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company. The press release announcing it can be read here.

Dr. Kreithen’s credentials include:
Click here for Dr. Kreithen’s Curriculum Vitae

Joshua Kreithen, MD Aesthetic Breast & Body Specialist

Board Certified

* American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


* American Society of Plastic Surgery

Medical Staff Member Lakewood Ranch Medical Center & Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Awards / Accolades

Dr. Kreithen is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential by improving or restoring physical features that hinder them physically or emotionally.

In 2003 and 2004 Dr. Kreithen participated in a cleft lip and palate mission with Interplast in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. During these volunteer trips which included Dr. Leonard Furlow, the team performed hundreds of reconstructive and corrective procedures.

Dr. Kreithen has won the award Best Medical Specialist multiple years as awarded by the Living Out East/Living on the Suncoast Magazine.

Technical Skill, Artistry and Compassionate Care

Meet Joshua Kreithen, MD

In addition to being a recognized Sarasota plastic surgeon, Dr. Kreithen is also an experienced artist. He combines his artistic sense of balance and aesthetic judgment with his surgical skills to create superior results.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Medical Staff Affiliations
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Doctors Hospital, Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 3-year Fellowship
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Shands Hospital
Alachua General Hospital
Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Residency Training
General Surgery 5-year Residency
East Tennessee State University, Tri-Cities, Tennessee
Johnson City Medical Center
Bristol Regional Medical Center
Holston Valley Medical Center
Indian Path Medical Center
Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center

M.D. – Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
B.S. with honors, Microbiology– University of Pittsburgh

Publications & Presentations
2006 Lower Extemity Trauma, Soft Tissue Repair for Proximal and Middle
Third Problems
2005 The Total Lower Body Lift, Obesity Help Regional Conference, Orlando,
2004 A Comparison of the Lejour and Wise Pattern Methods of Breast Reduction,
Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Hot Springs, VA
honored with the “Outstanding Resident Award”, published in
Annals of Plastic Surgery
2003 Comparison of Nipple-Areola Reconstructive Techniques
Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, Palm Beach,
2001 Analysis of Free Tissue Flow Waveforms, American Society of Reconstructive
Microsurgery, San Diego, CA
1996 Venous Outflow of the Leg, Journal of Vascular Surgery

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Manatee County Medical Society
Sarasota County Medical Society
ObestiyHelp Advisory Panel

Clinical Associate Professor, Lake Erie Osteopathic School of Medicine
Interplast – Cleft lip & palate missions to Honduras
University of Florida Anatomy Instructor

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