Dr. Matthew Goodwin, MD, is a distinguished plastic surgeon based in Delray Beach, Florida, with a thriving practice since 2007. His journey through prestigious institutions, including Princeton University for undergraduate studies, Yale School of Medicine for his medical degree, the University of Minnesota for General Surgery residency, and Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital for Plastic Surgery residency, showcases his commitment to excellence.
Skills & Specialties
Dr. Goodwin is one of the few surgeons in Palm Beach County to offer advanced micro-surgical breast reconstruction, including the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP), among other flap and implant options. While Dr. Goodwin is a specialist in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body, his practice also includes facial and eyelid rejuvenation, both surgical and minimally invasive. Furthermore, he specializes in skin cancer and Mohs reconstruction, as well as reconstruction of the face and body. He also believes that post-operative scar management is essential for an optimal result and, therefore, counseling is a routine part of his patient care. Dr. Goodwin wants to help his patients at Inspire address their beauty with a “whole-body” perspective rather than just superficially. He accomplishes this through educating his patients about their procedure, how to maintain their results, nutrition for beauty, and what supplements and exercises will best meet their aesthetic needs.
Awards & Recognitions
- Patient’s Choice Award – 5-year Honoree (2013) Honored by patient reviews; tabulated by MDx Medical Inc./Vitals.com
- Most Compassionate Doctor – Certificate of Appreciation (2012) Honored by patient reviews; tabulated by MDx Medical Inc./Vitals.com
- Corso Award for Research in Plastic Surgery (2000) Awarded by Yale University’s Section of Plastic Surgery
- Yale School of Medicine Research Day Award (2000)
- James G. Hirsch Endowed Medical Student Research Fellowship (1999)
Awarded a scholarship and stipend for one year of research
- Wilbur G. Downs Fellowship (1997)
Awarded a stipend for summer research in an underdeveloped country
- Princeton Fellowship (1995)
Awarded a stipend for summer study in Paris, France
Yale Pediatric Craniofacial Center (1999 – 2000)
Development and evaluation of an Internet/Intranet based database to aid in the management of pediatric craniofacial patients.
Gaylord Hospital for Rehabilitation (2000)
Assessing the feasibility of telemedicine in managing patients with decubitus wounds secondary to spinal cord injuries.
Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery (2000)
A cadaveric study of ulnar nerve dynamics following ulnar nerve transposition.
Medical Entomology Research Training Unit – Guatemala (1997)
Studied the ability of field populations of Chagas Disease vectors to acquire a genetically altered bacterial symbiont through coprophagic activity.
Bringing a Healing Touch
Dr. Goodwin has served as a volunteer plastic surgeon in Port-au-Prince, Haiti performing cleft lip and palate repair, skin reconstruction for burn victims with the University of Miami in projects they sponsored called Project Medishare, Smiletrain, and Operation Smile. He also volunteered his services for earthquake and disaster relief mission through The University of Miami Global Institute in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by performing surgical treatment to earthquake victims, such as flap reconstructions, skin grafts, revision amputations, wound care, and debridement surgeries.
2011: Community Healthfair Co-Chairman
The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and the Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches, Inc. co-sponsored the Healthfair at Foundcare Community Health Center themed “Fighting Obesity: Healthy Lifestyles for the Family”
2010: Earthquake/Disaster Relief Missions, Feb 7 – 13 and May 21 – 24
The University of Miami Global Institute, Port-au-Prince Haiti in association with Project Medishare performing surgical treatment to earthquake victims – flaps, skin grafts, revision amputations, wound care and debridements
2008 – 2009: Volunteer Plastic Surgery Missions, Port-au-Prince Haiti
Performing cleft lip and palate repair and burn reconstruction. Organized by the University of Miami and sponsored by Project Medishare, Smiletrain, and Operation Smile.