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Colton McNichols, MD
Plastic Surgeon

  • Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic surgery, Reconstructive surgery
  • Accepting new patients
  • 816.415.7990
Gender Male
Facilities The Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic
Status Active
Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Johns Hopkins University / University of Maryland, 2014 – 2021
Craniofacial, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery Research Fellowship University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 2016 — 2017
Medical Doctorate (M.D.) Rush Medical College , 2010 —2014
Bachelor of Science in Physiology Southern Illinois University-Carbondale , 2007—2010
Minor: Chemistry; Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Faculty position University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Professor
Special practice interests
During the 10 years following her mastectomy, Susanne Hiatt's nerve pain worsened. Doctors told her there was nothing they could do, but at least she was cancer free.
Then, she met Dr. Colton McNichols, who performed a novel surgery that ended her pain and enabled Susanne to enjoy life again. Read the full story from Northland Lifestyle about this leading-edge surgery performed at Liberty Hospital:
Board certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery including cosmetic, reconstructive, craniomaxillofacial, and hand surgery


Presentations and publications

Aravind P, Tiongco RP, McNichols C, Williams E. Ultrasound as a Useful Tool for the Peripheral Nerve Surgeon: Examples in Clinical Practice. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

McNichols C, Hui-Chou H, Bello R, Giuliano K, von Guionneau N, Ahn, J, Xie L, Rosson G, Manahan, M. The Temporal Evolution of Immediate Breast Reconstruction Protocols and the Effect on Breast Prosthetic Infection. 8th Annual Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium, June 9th, 2016. Baltimore, MD.

McNichols CH, Diaconu S, Alfadil S, Woodall J, Grant M, Lifchez S, Nam A, Rasko Y. Current Trends in Cosmetic Surgery Training in Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) –The Aesthetic Meeting 2017, April 28, 2017. San Diego, CA.

Bai J, McNichols CHL, Diaconu SC, Ihenatu C, AlFadil S, Grant MP, Nam AJ, Slezak SS, Rasko YM. “Longevity of Outcomes After Reduction Mammoplasty.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Meeting 2018, September 29, 2018. Chicago, IL

Diaconu S, McNichols CH, Eseigboria I, Bai J, Cai S, Woodall J, Grant M, Nam A, Rasko Y. Incisional Negative-Pressure Therapy Decreases Complications in Ventral Hernia Repair with Simultaneous Panniculectomy. American Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Meeting 2017, October 8, 2017. Orlando, FL

Hanwright PJ, Chow G, McNichols CH, Connor CM, Kim JYS. Variations in Complication Rates for Elective Non-Reconstructive Breast Surgery: An Analysis of NSQIP Data from 2006-2010. 17th World Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Feb 21-March 1, 2013. Santiago, Chile.

Chow G, Hanwright PJ, McNichols CH, Connor CM, Bethke KP, Bilimoria K, Kim JYS. Comparison of Prosthetic and Autogenous Breast Reconstruction: A Multi-institutional Analysis of Postoperative Complications. American College of Surgeons 98th Annual Clinical Congress, Sept 30-Oct 4, 2012. Chicago, IL.

Chow G, McNichols CH, Hanwright PJ, Connor CM, Fine NA, Bilimoria K, Kim JYS. Tissue Expander Versus Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison of Short-Term Complications. Northwestern University Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Research and Alumni Day, June 22, 2012. Chicago, IL.

Heller L, McNichols CH, Ramirez OM. Component separations. Semin Plast Surg. 2012;26(1):25-8.

Gowda A, McNichols CH, Asokan I, Matthews J, Buckingham E, Sabino J, Maddox J, Slezak S, Rasko Y, Singh D. Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Hernia Repair in Transplant Patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2016;77(6):674-677.

Chopra K, Gowda A, McNichols CH, Brown E, Slezak S, Rasko Y. Antimicrobial prophylaxis practice patterns in breast augmentation: a national survey of current practice. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78(6):629-632.

McNichols CH, Diaconu S, Alfadil S, Woodall J, Grant M, Lifchez S, Nam A, Rasko, Y. Cosmetic Surgery Trainingin Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Sep; 5(9): e1491.

McNichols CH, Diaconu S, Liang Y, Ikheloa E, Kumar S, Kumar S, Nam A, Rasko Y. Outcomes of Ventral Hernia Repair with Concomitant Panniculectomy. Ann Plast Surg.2018;80(4):391-394.

Diaconu SC, McNicholsCHL, Liang Y, Orkoulas-Razis D,Woodall J, Rasko YM, Grant MP,Nam AJ. Utility of Postoperative Mandibulomaxillary Fixation After Rigid Internal Fixation of Isolated Mandibular Fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jun;29(4):930-936.

Manahan MA, McNichols CH, Bello RJ, Giuliano K, Xie S, von Guionneau N, Ahn J, Rosson GD, Hui-Chou HG. A large-volume academic center retrospective audit of the temporal evolution of immediate breast reconstruction protocols and the effect on breast prosthetic infection. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Feb:72(2):225-231

Diaconu SC, McNichols CHL, AlFadil S, Liang Y, Bai J, Silverman RP, Grant MP, Nam AJ, Rasko YM. Postoperative outcomes in obese patients that undergo ventral hernia repair versus ventral hernia repair with concurrent panniculectomy. Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2019 April:143(4):1211-1219.

BaiJ, RosenCM, NgaageLM, McNichols CHL, DiaconuSC, IhenatuC, ElegbedeA, BellavanceEC, SlezakSC, RaskoYM. Longevity of Outcomes Following Reduction Mammoplasty. Eplasty. 2019 Jul:19(18).

ElegbedeA, DiaconuS, DreizinD, DunlowR,GebranSG, NgaageLM, CantabMA, ObusezEC, McNichols CHL, RaskoYM,LiangF, GrantMP, NamAJ. Low-dose Computed Tomography Scans for Postoperative Evaluation of Craniomaxillofacial Fractures: A Pilot Clinical Study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Aug:7(8 Suppl): 137-137.

Ngaage LM, Kim CJ, Harris C,McNichols CHL, Ihenatu C, Rosen C, Elegbede A, Gebran A, Liang F, Rada EM, Nam A, Slezak S, Lifchez SD, Rasko YM.Graduate perception of cosmeticsurgery training in plastic surgery residency and fellowship programs. Arch Plast Surg. 2020 Jan:47(1):70-77.

McNichols CHL,Coon D, Fischer B. Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Quality of Life after Trans male Gender Affirming Surgery. Int. J. Transgender Health. ePub June 17, 2020.DOI:10.1080/26895269.2020.1775159

McNichols CH, O’Brien-Coon D, Fischer B. “Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Preferences after Female-to-Male Gender Affirmation Surgery.” World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 25th Biennial Symposium. November 4, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina.