Phil Haeck, MD has been practicing in Seattle since 1986. Prior to that, in 1980, he received his medical degree from Michigan State University, where he had also obtained his undergraduate degree. He then received his internship and surgery training at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. From there, he went on to train in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he studied under Dr. Frank Gerow, the co-inventor of the breast implant. He is author of Risk, Liability and Malpractice: What Every Plastic Surgeon Needs to Know.
Dr. Haeck has been active in many medical societies and civic organizations. He served as President of the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons in 1997. Prior to that, he had been a member of the executive committee for that organization since 1990. He has served on many committees for the Washington State Medical Society, King County Medical Society and both Swedish Hospital Medical Center and Providence Hospital in downtown Seattle.
Dr. Haeck has been a medical advisor to the board of Healing the Children for over ten years, and has performed free reconstructive surgery on more than one hundred children from four continents. For more information about Dr. Haeck’s involvement, visit Healing the Children.