Michael G. Leadbetter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Consistently voted Cincinnati Top Doctor by Cincinnati Magazine

Dr. Leadbetter is a graduate of Otterbein College where he graduated with honors in the Department of Biology with a minor in psychology. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. During his medical school training, he completed a Rehabilitation Fellowship in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He was awarded the WH Meiling Radiology Fellowship at the University of Munich in Munich, Germany. After medical school, he was awarded a fellowship through the Royal College of Surgeons and Rotary International to study in London, England. Upon returning to the United States from London, the doctor completed his general surgery training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio; and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following his general surgery training, Dr. Leadbetter was Director of the Emergency Medicine Center at Middletown Hospital in Middletown, Ohio, before returning to his specialty training in plastic surgery at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing his plastic surgery training, Dr. Leadbetter completed additional training and certification in endoscopic aesthetic plastic surgery and laser procedures of the face and body.

Dr. Leadbetter is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine. He is a past board member of The Lipoplasty Society, the premier educational organization for the teaching of body contouring.

Currently, Dr. Leadbetter is President Emeritus of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Medical Alumni Association, a Board Member of The Greater Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition and Global Music and Wellness, a Board Member of the Reid Rizzo Foundation, and a Board Member of the Cincinnati Friends of Charity.

Dr. Leadbetter, a Cincinnati plastic surgeon, has dedicated his medical career to meeting the unique and individualized needs of his patients. Dr. Leadbetter is a founding partner of The Plastic Surgery Group. As a part of TPSG, Dr. Leadbetter specializes in oncologic breast reconstruction, breast enlargement and cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Leadbetter has been recognized with the Top Doctor Award by Cincinnati Magazine in Cosmetic Surgery in 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2007 through 2018.

“I would not say that I have a unique leadership style, however, I do work strategically to express and articulate the vision of our organization. I hope that our vision is based on a core ideology, core values and a core purpose. Being able to choose great, skilled employees and empower them to carry the visions of your organization is the most important thing that you can do as a leader,” said Dr. Leadbetter, winner of a Healthcare Leadership Award in 2017.



“Focusing on the specific needs of my patients with patience, understanding and care has always been my top priority. My many years of experience have allowed me the opportunity of instinctively knowing the unique characteristics of individual body types and skin conditions. This knowledge has given me the opportunity of maximizing my patient’s desired goals. In turn, the patient is better able to communicate his or her concerns and expectations. I strongly believe in patient education. An informed patient is better able to understand the limitations of plastic surgery and to set realistic goals. I take very seriously the trust my patients place in me and I would consider it an honor to be selected as your plastic surgeon.”

– Dr. Michael G. Leadbetter

Surgery Scheduler for Dr. Michael G. Leadbetter

Julie Kessler surgery scheduler1

Julie Kessler

Hello, I’m Julie, Dr. Leadbetter’s Surgery Scheduler and I can share with you his outstanding credentials, board certifications and professional affiliations. Dr. Leadbetter has been in practice for more than 33 years and is one of Cincinnati’s most trusted and respected plastic surgeons. His patients love his personal one-on-one approach and his focused attention to detail.

Let me schedule your consultation with Dr. Leadbetter today. Please call 513-791-4440 or email me at jkessler@tpsg.net with your questions and concerns.