meet dr. baldenhofer
Dr. Baldenhofer, a New Orleans native, earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. He began his surgical training in general surgery in New York City before completing a rigorous residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. During this training period, he worked with world-class surgeons performing various cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries. He then completed a highly regarded microvascular breast and aesthetic surgery fellowship. Dr. Baldenhofer has volunteered his time and expertise for reconstructive cleft lip and palate surgery in developing countries through Healing the Children, a not-for-profit volunteer organization. He is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The majority of Dr. Baldenhofer's patients come from referrals. At Dr. Baldenhofer's office, we pride ourselves on making you feel at home from the first consultation to your final checkup after the procedure.
Melissa Murphy is responsible for marketing and one of the social media points of contact at Craig Baldenhofer MD, Plastic Surgery. She has spent most of her 20+ year career in the marketing and public relations industry, working at advertising agencies and in-house directly for consumer, health, and technology brands. She has experience in all areas of marketing and specializes in influencer partnerships, digital marketing, and special events. Her primary role at Craig Baldenhofer MD Plastic Surgery is engaging with our patients online and helping them find the best procedure for them. She also enjoys learning about the latest beauty products and aesthetic procedures.
Elizabeth Powers-Trupp is the Practice Manager at Craig Baldenhofer MD, Plastic Surgery, working with patients and Dr. Baldenhofer to ensure the highest level of service. She has spent most of her career in client relations and business development, working with major consumer brands and healthcare as Sr. Vice president and Managing Director at Ketchum and Public Relations Manager with Catholic Health Services. From the initial point of contact, learning about the patient's expectations and goals, to scheduling surgeries, working with insurance companies, and all follow-up appointments, Elizabeth treats each patient as an individual with respect and compassion.