Michael Schenker Dr.

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
German, English

Core competencies

  • Hand Surgery - elective and trauma
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa - excision, reconstruction and deroofing
  • Microsurgery - nerves and blood vessels
  • Cosmetic breast and body surgery - implants, reduction, lift and 'tummy tuck'
  • Skin cancer and benign skin lesions
  • General reconstructive surgery - acute and chronic wounds, scars


Dr. Michael Schenker graduated from Medical School in his native Germany and then trained as a surgeon in the United Kingdom. He completed his Plastic Surgery training with a Hand Fellowship in Leeds and was Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Newcastle University Hospitals 2006-13. His research interest was in peripheral nerve injury and hand function, publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Whilst he offered a service for Hand Surgery, Trauma, and Skin Cancer in the NHS, he practiced Cosmetic Breast and Body Contouring at the private Spire Hospital Group, in which Mediclinic holds a major share.

Dr Michael moved to the UAE in 2013, working first at Mafraq Hospital, then at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, where he was Head of Plastic Surgery until December 2020. At SKMC, he established a microsurgical service and developed a comprehensive surgical approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a common skin disease in the Middle East.

In his third career stage at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Dr Michael has a) expanded his special interest in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). He is seeing patients with HS from the whole country in cooperation with Dermatology and has gained wide experience in the difficult surgical treatment of this condition. With General Surgery, he is b) offering a service of abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia repairs and abdominoplasty. He continues to c) provide specialist treatment for hand and skin surgical conditions. His vision is a service, where patients can make informed choices between established and modern treatments, minor and major surgery, to improve the function and appearance of their body.

Dr. Michael is on a summer break abroad from 9th May 2024 for four months. Clinics will re-open from 23rd September 2024 and appointments can now be booked through the call center or the MyMediclinic24/7 application. In case of questions, please contact the Plastics and Dermatology clinic at 02 494 4749 or send an e-mail to michael.schenker@mediclinic.ae.


Medical affiliations, memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the British Association of Plastic
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)


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