Overview of Experience

About Dr. Michael Killion

Dr. Killion is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and practices cosmetic plastic surgery exclusively. He graduated from Holy Cross College and attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Upon receiving his Doctor of Medicine Degree he entered an Internship and completed General Surgery Residency at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He then completed a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Killion served in the US Navy and was a Battalion Surgeon in the Third Marine Division where he served in Vietnam and the US Naval Hospital in Massachusetts. He completed three additional fellowships which include: Fellow in Aesthetic Surgery and Breast reconstruction at the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia; Fellow in Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico; and Fellow in Hand Surgery in San Jose, California.
Dr. Killion has been in private practice since 1980 in Los Gatos, San Jose, and Campbell, CA and primarily works at Good Samaritan and El Camino Hospitals and Los Gatos Surgery Center. Before setting up practice he worked in Mexico for a year caring for children with facial deformities. Nearly all of his cosmetic surgery practice is done at Los Gatos Surgery Center.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the following societies: American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Candidate), Lipoplasty Society, California Society of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery and Education Research Foundation, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, San Jose Surgical Society, and the Santa Clara County Medical Society. He has been the Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose and has served on many committees over the years. He is also a certified inspector of ambulatory surgery centers for AAAASF nationally.

Dr. Killion is married. He and his wife have raised seven children. He has been active in the community as a little league manager and soccer coach and has been involved with Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warriors.

Throughout his practice he continues to be committed to education in plastic surgery and has received the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award and American Society of Plastic Surgeon Recognition Award as well as being one of San Jose’s “Top Docs.”