Dr. John Samas

John Samas is a New York-trained Plastic Surgeon and New York native.  He graduated from Stony Brook University, in New York, with a Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Philosophy.  During his time at Stony Brook University, Dr. Samas worked as a research associate, conducting both clinical and basic science research.  His work was focused on the development of targeted chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment.  His love of science and desire to help people drew him into the field of medicine.  Dr. Samas earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine.

Education and Experience

He went on to complete his residency training in General Surgery, at Nassau University Medical Center, in New York.  It was during his General Surgery training that Dr. Samas found his calling in Plastic Surgery.  He received his training in Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC, which is the oldest and largest private academic plastic surgery practice in the United States, in affiliation with both Stony Brook University and Nassau University Medical Center.  As part of his residency, Dr. Samas trained in several busy New York Metropolitan Area Hospitals, which consisted of multiple Level-1 Trauma Centers, Regional Burn Centers, and Hyperbaric Center.  During this time, he gained ample experience in a wide array of areas including: Cosmetic/Aesthetic, Breast and Cancer Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery, Abdominal Reconstruction, Wound Care, and Trauma Reconstruction.
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Professional Affiliations

Dr. Grossman is double board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the following organizations:

Professional Accolades

Over the years, Dr. Grossman’s reputation as one of the country’s premier aesthetic plastic surgeons has earned him a great deal of national attention. He has been a guest speaker on:
  • The View
  • Inside Edition
  • The Today Show
  • CNN
  • Donohue
  • Colorado and Company
  • Fox News
  • Bloomberg TV
  • NBC Affiliates in Both Denver & Los Angeles
  • Entertainment Tonight
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Dr. Samas is a published author in multiple medical journals, earned a Young Investigator Award, and given several podium presentations at locoregional, national, and international conferences.  Dr. Samas moved to Colorado to be closer to family and be able to pursue his love of the outdoors. He joined Coal Creek Plastic Surgery PC and holds privileges at five hospitals in the Denver area, as well as operating out of Coal Creek Ambulatory Surgery Center. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction.  In his free time, Dr. Samas enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing basketball, traveling, and hiking.
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Dr. Grossman's Curriculum Vitae

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Undergraduate Education:

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Honors: Summa cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Society of the Sigma Xi (international science honor society)

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Medical Education:

Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York
Degree: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

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Post-Graduate Training:

Internship: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 7/1/67-6/30/68
Surgery: Harvard (Vth) Surgical Unit-Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass.
William V. McDermott., M.D., Chairman
7/1/68-6/30/73; Chief Surgical Resident: 1972-1973
Plastic Surgery: University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO.,
Robert J. Hoehn, M.D., Chairman, 7/1/73-6/30/75; Chief Resident 1974-1975

Academic Appointments:
Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School: 1971-1973
Terminable Lecturer in Surgery, University of Aberdeen: (Scotland) and
The Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Scotland: 1970-1971
Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Plastic), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
Denver, Co: 1975-Present
Clinical Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, November 2000- Present
Attending Surgeon (Plastic Surgery), Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver, Co.: 1975-1980
Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.: 1976-1986: 1989-1999
Practice Information:
Private practice: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 1975-Present
President and sole shareholder: John A. Grossman, M.D. P.C.,
d.b.a. The Clinic For Plastic Surgery, 4600 Hale Parkway, Suite 100, Denver, Co. 80220
d.b.a. John A. Grossman, M.D. P.C., 435 No. Bedford Drive, #300, Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210

Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.: 1976-1986, 1989-1999
Chairman & Director, Rose Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO: 1999- Present
Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.: 1979-1982
Chairman, Surgical Audit Committee, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.: 1979-1981, 1983-1985
Vice President, Adams County-Aurora Medical Society: 1977-1978
Chairman & Director, Rose Emergency Symposium: 1982-1985

Chairman, Ad hoc Peer Review Committee, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.: 1987
Chairman, Nominating Committee, The Rose Foundation, Denver, Co.: 1987-1998
Chairman, The Rose Foundation: 1988-1998

Hospital Affiliations:
Active Staff:
Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.
Century City Hospital, Los Angeles, Ca.
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, Ca.
Courtesy Staff:
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, Co.
Children’s Hospital, Denver, Co.
Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Co.
Porter Hospital, Englewood, Co.
St. Anthony Hospital Systems, Denver, Co.
The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Co.
Professional Societies
American Medical Association
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Lipoplasty Society of North America
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Colorado Medical Society
Adams County-Aurora Medical Society
Denver Medical Society
Denver Academy of Surgery
Colorado State Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery
American Burn Association
Pan Pacific Surgical Association
Harvard Medical Alumni Association
Board of Directors, The Rose Foundation, Denver Co.
Chairman (May 1989), Board of Directors, The Rose Foundation, Denver, Co.
Board of Directors, Rose Health Care Systems, Denver, Co.
Facial Aesthetics, Inc., Denver, CO
Ocean Journey, Denver, CO
Professional Publications:

“Minor Injuries and Disorders”, John A. Grossman, M.D., J.B. Lippencott Co.,
Publishers, Philadelphia, Pa., 1984
“The Use of Ultrasound in the Location of Incompetent Venous Perforators,” Miller,
S.S., Grossman, J. A. and Foote, A.V., Brit. J. Surg., 1971
“Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Associated with Portal and Venous Thrombosis”, Grossman, J.A. and
McDermott, W.V. Jr., Am. J. Surg., 127:733, June 1974
“Torsion and Infarction of Cystic Ovaries in Children”, Grossman, J.A., Filtzer, H.S.,
and Aliapoulios, M.A., J. Dis. Child., 128:713, Nov. 1974
“Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption Complicating Local Facial Trauma”, Grossman, J.A.,
Berger, R., and Hoehn, R.J., PRS 55(5):625, 1975
“Tumors of the Salivary Gland”, Grossman, J.A., in “Prognosis of surgical Disease”,
Ben Eiseman, M.D., Editor, W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 1980
“Addominoplasty: Indications & Techniques”, Grossman, J.A., AORN Journal, 44(4),
October 1988
“Unexpected Complications Using Fibrin Sealant In Aesthetic Facial Surgery”, Grossman, JA, Capraro, PA, and Burneikis, V. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, In Press

Frequently recognized as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the country and the world, our founder Dr. Grossman has served patients for over 40 years.