Dr. Michael J Reilly, MD

Dr. Michael J. Reilly, MD

Dr. Michael J. Reilly, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: (877) 826-5501

Contact this Provider:

  • Otolaryngology
About the Provider

Dr. Michael Reilly's passion for understanding and treating conditions of the human face are a perfect match for his role at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as Associate Professor Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery. His clinical areas of expertise include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Nasal and sinus surgery
  • Facial cosmetic surgery, including the full spectrum of minimally invasive treatments
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery
Dr. Reilly's training began with undergraduate and medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to complete his five-year residency in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery at Georgetown University. Subsequently, Dr. Reilly completed a very prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center before returning home to Washington, D.C. in 2009. Dr. Reilly is board certified in both Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Reilly takes a very active role in medical research and education. He has authored and contributed to numerous original articles and book chapters, and he takes pride in his role teaching medical students and resident physicians at Georgetown. He speaks Spanish conversationally and enjoys volunteering through MedStar Georgetown's participation with the Catholic Charities Network--an organization which provides care to the uninsured.

Dr. Reilly's Philosophy of Care
Michael J. Reilly, MD, feels truly fortunate to practice the art and science of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He feels this is the ideal intersection of his interpersonal understanding, intellectual aptitude, surgical expertise, and aesthetic sensibility.  Dr. Reilly recognizes that appearance plays a critical role in the way individuals experience the world, and he also believes that facial wellness comes in many forms.  He prides himself on tailoring treatments to work with each patient's natural facial features. He firmly believes that for both cosmetic and reconstructive reasons, facial enhancement and rejuvenation can contribute to an improved sense of self and well-being. Dr. Reilly and his team are committed to helping you look and feel your absolute best.

In the News
Dr. Michael J. Reilly publishes groundbreaking research on the changes in how patients are perceived by others after undergoing plastic surgery.

  • Fellowship Program: University of California Los Angeles (2009)
  • Fellowship Program: UCLA (2009)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2008)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2004)
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2003)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Surgical Procedures

Dr. Reilly's procedures for the treatment of nose sinus disorders include:

  • Rhinoplasty for nasal obstruction
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Polyp removal
  • In-office balloon sinuplasty

Dr. Reilly's cosmetic surgical procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty (nose job) for cosmetic reasons
  • Blepharoplasty (eye lift)
  • Rhytidectomy (face lift, cheek lift, neck lift, brow lift)
  • Cheek implants/chin implants
  • Otoplasty (correction of ear deformity)
  • Liporeinjection (fat grafting as a facial filler)
  • Micrograft hair transplantation

Dr. Reilly's minimally invasive cosmetic treatments include:

  • Wrinkle reduction: Botox
  • Facial fillers: Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra
  • Facial treatments: chemical peels

Dr. Reilly's  procedures for the treatment of facial paralysis include:

  • Botox injections to improve facial symmetry
  • Eyelid weight placement
  • Lower eyelid suspension
  • Brow lift
  • Static facial suspension
  • Dynamic facial suspension with temporalis tendon transfer
  • Dynamic facial repair with nerve transfers, including:
    • masseteric to facial nerve transfer
    • cross-facial nerve transfer
    • gracilis muscle transfer for correction of smile

Dr. Reilly's facial reconstructive surgical procedures include:

  • Facial fracture repair
  • Scar revision
  • Paramedian forehead flap
  • Nasolabial flap
  • Local tissue rearrangement
  • Mandible reconstruction
  • Throat reconstruction
  • Microvascular "free flap" reconstruction


Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital