Dr. Delgado was privileged to train at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. He graduated with honors from medical school at the University of California San Francisco in 1982 and continued with internship and residency at Johns Hopkins University teaching hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a plastic surgery residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

Dr. Miguel Delgado


As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Delgado joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group staff in San Rafael, California, in 1988. In 1989, Dr. Delgado left Kaiser to open a private practice in Novato, California, adjacent to the original Novato Community Hospital on Hill Road. When Novato completed a new hospital facility on Rowland Way in 2001, Dr. Delgado joined many other Novato physicians in moving their practices to the new campus. It was on the new Novato Community Hospital campus that Dr. Delgado chose to open Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center. There he could provide his surgical patients, not only with private concierge care in a state-of-the-art surgical facility but also with that extra measure of safety and reassurance based on the surgery center’s contiguous location to a full-service hospital.

Expanding Across Northern California

For the convenience of his patients based in San Francisco and points south, Dr. Delgado opened a second office in 1994 at 450 Sutter Street, one block from Union Square. Although surgeries are scheduled at his Novato surgery center, Dr. Delgado provides consultations, office procedures, pre-operative appointments, and post-operative follow-up care at his Novato and San Francisco offices.


Dr. Miguel Delgado, San Francisco plastic surgeon


Dr. Delgado’s Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center has been honored by notable visits from the media, including the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), Discovery Australia, and Fox News. All of them have filmed documentaries that have been broadcasted throughout the United States and abroad.

As a result of this national and international exposure, particularly with gynecomastia surgery and mommy makeover procedures, Dr. Delgado and his staff have had the pleasure of serving patients from all regions of the United States, as well as from far points around the world. Patients have traveled from Alaska, Hawaii, and the East Coast, and Canada, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to have Dr. Delgado perform their surgical procedures.



  • 2006: What’s Good For You, “Male Breast Reduction”, Discovery, Australia
  • 2007: Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction Surgery (BBC documentary)
  • 2009: “The Truth About Beauty”, Louise Redknapp for ITV1, England
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Dr. Delgado is a world-recognized specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world.

Not only have patients come great distances to see Dr. Delgado, but Dr. Delgado has traveled as far as Central America to volunteer his surgical skills and expertise to aid economically disadvantaged and underserved populations. Dr. Delgado and anesthesiologist Randy Gaynor, MD, were part of a “Faith in Practice” surgical team to travel to Guatemala. They performed life-changing operations for patients suffering from disfigurements caused by burns as well as congenital disabilities, including cleft palates and lips.


Dr. Delgado takes great pride in his plastic surgery specialty and constantly strives to keep abreast of the latest, most advanced techniques to offer his patients the best options. Though always eager to embrace new technology, he is also conservative and cautious by nature. Any new approach or device must pass the test of time before Dr. Delgado will incorporate it into his practice. Likewise, Dr. Delgado has great respect for the inherent risks of any surgical procedure, including the anesthesia risks. He is particularly conscientious in screening potential surgical candidates. Before clearing a patient for surgery, he carefully evaluates his or her medical history, performs a pre-operative physical exam, and reviews laboratory and other test results.

One quality that sets Dr. Delgado apart from many other surgeons is his passion for patient satisfaction. He is known by those who work with him for his propensity to go the extra distance, even at his own expense. He always strives to please patients and deliver results that will fulfill their hopes and expectations. Never one to brush off a patient’s concerns, Dr. Delgado takes the time to listen to his patients and address any issues they may raise to the full extent of whatever is possible and professionally reasonable.


Gourmet Cook & Vintner

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Delgado currently resides with his wife and their two children in Kentfield. He is an accomplished gourmet cook with his barbequed ribs, paella, and homemade pizzas being legendary among his family, friends, and staff members. Over the years, he has become a connoisseur of fine wine and has recently ventured into growing his chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. Delgado Family Vineyards wines have been showcased at charity fundraising functions, such as those supporting medical mission work.

Integrity and Passion

Dr. Delgado is a person who loves his chosen profession, and this fact is reflected in the exceptional quality of his work.

Likewise, his personal and professional integrity, his humility, and his love of life have enabled him to attract and retain a loyal and competent staff that continues to support him in providing superior plastic surgery services.

Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials



  • Cornell University Medical Center, Summer Research Fellowship, New York, June-August 1976
  • Harvard University Health Career Summer Program, Boston, Massachusetts, July-August 1977
  • City College of New York, Magna Cum Laude, BS, 1978

Medical School

  • University of California, San Francisco, MD, 1982

Surgical Training

  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982-1983
  • General Surgery Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Junior Resident, 1983-1984
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Stony Brook University Medical Center, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, 1986-1988

Medical Licenses

  • California (current)
  • DEA Registration
  • New York State 1986
  • Washington State 1985
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Professional Memberships

  • Diplomat American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomat American College of Surgeons
  • American Lipoplasty Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Marin Medical Society
  • California Medical Association
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Sigma Xi Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • 1988-1989:
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
    Plastic Surgeon, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Rafael, California
  • 1989 to present:
    Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., MD, Private Practice
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  • Jonas Salk Award, Research Prize, Department of Education, State of New York, 1978
  • 32nd Annual Eastern College Science Winner, 1978
  • Castle Connolly Top Regional Doctor – 2015-2018
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor – 2015
  • San Francisco Magazine Top Doctors – 2010, 2016, 2017
  • 415 Top Doctors – 2018


  • Sonoma Magazine Top Plastic Surgeon – 2016, 2017
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1% – 2016-2018
  • Vitals’ Patients’ Choice Award – 2008-2018
  • Vitals’ On-Time Physician Award – 2014-2018
  • Vitals’ Compassionate Doctor Award – 2009-2018
  • Vitals’ Top 10 Doctor by Metro Area Award – 2014
  • San Francisco Top Doc 2010

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