Matthew R. endara, Md

Dr. Matthew Endara is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who sees patients in Columbia. Dr. Endara received his undergraduate degree in neurosciences from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. The integrated plastic surgery training program at Georgetown University is distinguished as one of the premier residency programs in the country due to the breadth of experience and specialized instruction in the fields of wound care under Dr. Christopher Attinger, microsurgical breast reconstruction under Dr. Maurice Nahabedian, prosthetic based breast reconstruction under Dr. Scott Spear, and hand surgery under Dr. James Higgins and the Union Memorial Hospital Hand Surgery Department. Through training at this institution, Dr. Endara is especially well equipped to perform all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic operations.

During his residency Dr. Endara had been recognized by his superiors and peers for outstanding performance earning him formal recognition through awards including recognition for his outstanding performance in wound care and limb reconstruction as well as being recognized at national meetings for his research and presentation skills. Dr. Endara has authored and coauthored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented his research at several national meetings covering a variety of topics in the field of plastic surgery including, wound care, limb reconstruction, reconstructive breast surgery, peripheral nerve and headache surgery, as well as aesthetic surgery of the face. His research on the relationship between wound healing and diabetes garnered national media attention through stories in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News and several additional website news organizations.

While in practice in the south suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Endara became one of the busiest reconstructive breast surgeons in the area offering many procedures to the community that are typically performed only in a university setting. In Middle Tennessee, Dr. Endara continues his work serving a variety of patient’s reconstructive needs. Though skilled and experienced in the entire specialty, Dr. Endara is particularly interested in breast reconstruction, including through the use of microsurgical free tissue transfers, limb salvage, abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring and cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the face and breasts. In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Endara continues to present his work at national meeting on topics such as breast reconstruction and limb salvage in addition to his role as faculty for anatomical dissection labs around the country.

Dr. Endara is conversationally fluent in Spanish.