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of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates

Dr. Michael E. Jabaley (Emeritus)

Meet Dr. Jabaley

Currently practicing in Flowood, MS, Dr. Michael E. Jabaley is an highly experienced plastic surgeon. He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and a former officer in the United States Army Medical Corps, Dr. Jabaley is known as one of the nation’s premier surgeons in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and in hand surgery. Throughout his lengthy and impressive career as a surgeon and professor, Dr. Jabaley has held plastic surgery professorships at some of the world’s most prestigious medical institutions and hospitals. He has also served as Vice President of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work in the cosmetic surgery industry.

Skills and Specialties

As an expert in plastic surgery, Dr. Jabaley performs a wide variety of cosmetic procedures for the body and breast, including butt augmentations, breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction. For facial procedures, Dr. Jabaley has extensive experience in creating natural and aesthetically appealing results for cosmetic surgeries, including facelifts, eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, chin augmentations, and rhinoplasties (nose surgery). In addition, Dr. Jabaley is skilled in implementing hand surgeries for patients who have experienced trauma and/or injury to the extremity. He also diagnoses and treats diseases in the hand and wrist, and issues related to overuse and aging.

Education and Training

Dr. Jabaley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. His post-graduate training included an internship in surgery and a residency in plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed a residency in general surgery at The Massachusetts General Hospital.

Awards and Recognition

In 1976, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons awarded Dr. Jabaley with the Robert H. Ivy Society Award for the best scientific paper. Two years later, he was the recipient of the Emanuel Kaplan Award for the best scientific paper at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Additionally, as a scientist and academic, Dr. Jabaley has received grants and awards totaling more than $600,000 to perform medical studies and conduct industry-leading research. He was also on the committee responsible for creating the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Ongoing Contributions

Dr. Jabaley has written more than 74 published medical articles and served on the editorial boards of nine surgical journals. As an instructor, Dr. Jabaley has served as a professor of both orthopedic and plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has also served as a visiting professor at several distinguished medical schools and institutions, including:

  • Duke University

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Stanford University

  • Harvard University

  • Oschner Medical Center

  • Columbia University

  • George Washington University

  • The University of Alabama

  • The University of Kentucky

  • University hospitals in both Switzerland and South Africa

Mentorship and Leadership

Dr. Jabaley has been a member (and appointed the president) of several surgical organizations, such as:

  • The American Association of Plastic Surgeons

  • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • The Sunderland Society

  • The Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

  • The Jackson Surgical Society

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Society

  • The American Association of Hand Surgeons

Medical Affiliations

Dr. Jabaley is proud to be affiliated with the following medical centers:

  • River Oaks Hospital

  • Woman’s Hospital at River Oaks

  • Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

  • St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Veteran Administration Hospital

  • Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  • HealthSouth Surgicare of Jackson


Dr. Jabaley and his wife, Mary, have five children, Mary Powel, Michael, Liza, John, and Kate. They are members of St. Richard’s Catholic Church. If you have any inquiries about the services provided by Dr. Jabaley, browse our website or call our office to book a consultation.


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