Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 10, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem and Hickory will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec., 11.
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Urgent Care - Palladium in High Point
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

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    Brinda Thimmappa, MD, MBA

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    Brinda Thimmappa, MD, MBA

    Brinda Thimmappa, MD, MBA

    Assistant Professor

    Plastic Surgery

    Physician Rating

    4.9 out of 5

    118 Ratings

    Contact Information


    • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

    • American College of Surgeons

    • American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    • NPI: 1639382666

    Clinical Interests

    • Face-lift, Laser Resurfacing, Skin Care, Rhinoplasty, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Body Contouring, Maxillofacial Trauma, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive Problems, Melanoma, Ptosis Evaluation and Surgery, Skin Cancer

    Education & Training

    • BA

      1998 - Brown University

    • MD

      2002 - Brown University

    • MBA

      2014 - Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine

    • Residency

      2008 - Plastic Surgery: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    • Fellowship

      2009 - Stanford University School of

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


    Research Contact Information

    Research Interests

    • Orbital Fractures, Eye, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Disposable Equipment, Skin Transplantation

    Recent Publications

    • Benefits of the Retrocaruncular Approach to the Medial Orbit: A Clinical And Anatomic Study..
      Kempton SJ, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Martin MC. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Mar; 76(3):295-300.
    • Evaluation of an ultra-lightweight, single-patient-use negative pressure wound therapy system over dermal regeneration template and skin grafts..
      Gabriel A, Thimmappa B, Rubano C, Storm-Dickerson T. Int Wound J. 2013 Aug; 10(4):418-24.
    • Curvilinear mandibular distraction results and long-term stability effects in a group of 40 patients..
      Aizenbud D, Hazan-Molina H, Thimmappa B, Hopkins EM, Schendel SA. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2010 Jun; 125(6):1771-80.
    • Principles of implant-based reconstruction and rehabilitation of craniofacial defects..
      Thimmappa B, Girod SC. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2010 Mar; 3(1):33-40.

    All Publications

    For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

    For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.


    Doctor Ratings

    The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
    Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

    CP concern for questions/worries
    CP efforts to include in decisions
    CP explanations of prob/condition
    CP spoke using clear language
    Friendliness/courtesy of CP
    Likelihood of recommending CP
    Patients' confidence in CP
    Time CP spent with patient
    Wait time at clinic

    Patient Comments

    Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

    • 8/14/2018

      Dr. Thimmappa is a wonderful physician with a true passion for her specialty and her patients. She is thorough in explaining any procedures and provides the rationales for such. She welcomes any questions/concerns and always takes her time to address them. Great physician!

    • 8/10/2018

      Doctor is very personable and professional. I like her style - very competent and friendly

    • 5/31/2018

      I have already recommended Dr Thimmappa to a friend of mine that also had a double mastectomy and implant surgery. She had issues with her implants and I highly recommended Dr Thimmappa to her. She has an appointment next week.

    • 5/22/2018

      She is such a wonderful Physician. I have nothing but praise and admiration for her.

    • 5/21/2018

      All very good..

    • 5/12/2018

      Dr. Thimmappa was excellent!! I love having her as my plastic surgeon!!

    • 5/4/2018

      I like & trust *Dr. Thimmappa and I have told other women and my oncologist that she took the very best care of me.

    • 4/23/2018

      Another EXCELLENT surgical and post-op experience! I highly recommend you-- Thank you, Dr Thimmappa & staff!!!

    • 4/2/2018

      like I said , always good

    • 3/30/2018

      *Dr. Thimmappa was very kind to me & especially attentive to my daughter (she was with me for surgery).

    • 3/1/2018

      Dr. Thimmappa is always very thorough in explanations. She is patient during consultation and does not make the patient feel as if she is in a rush to get to the next patient. She encourages questions be asked to enable her to clarify any concerns of the patient. Furthermore, she provided additional information for my review. Excellent provider!!!

    • 2/27/2018

      graceful and caring md who is very concerned with patient needs. Excellent surgeon

    • 2/21/2018

      This was my first visit with provide. Right away she made me feel @ ease & comfortable.

    • 2/20/2018

      *Dr. Thimmappa is awesome. I have complete confidence in her and feel extremely grateful to be in her care.

    • 2/20/2018


    • 2/7/2018

      Dr. T is a wonderful and thorough. She is the best! I really trust her.

    • 12/11/2017

      Great experience from beginning to end...

    • 12/9/2017

      I was a little nervous about the procedure but after speaking with the Physician, I'm completely confident in her and my prognosis. I'm very happy that I chose this doctor.

    • 11/27/2017

      Dr. Thimmappa is an EXCELLENT physician--professional yet personable. I always look forward to my visits with her!!!

    • 11/14/2017

      Great doctor, she listens to my concerns & assures me of the right steps to take next.

    • 11/1/2017

      I came in for a cosmetic procedure that I had never experienced before. The doctor's demeanor and professionalism immediately put me at ease. I had total confidence in her ability and in the ultimate outcome of my treatment.

    • 10/30/2017

      I've already recommended Dr. Brinda and Wake Forest Plastic Surgery to all the girlfriends that have asked where I got my Botox. I really like my results.

    • 10/29/2017

      Dr. Thimmappa is excellent and I am very fortunate that I was referred to her by Dr. Wakefield. I could not have asked for better care and particularly in such a personally challenging time with my diagnosis of breast cancer. She explains the bilateral breast reconstruction process wonderfully, cognizant of the overwhelming nature of the procedure and, therefore, ensures knowledge is shared in stages. She never makes the patient feels rushed during appointments and patiently answers any questions. I had forgotten to ask a question during an appointment, emailed her in the evening and received a response 20 minutes later. Fabulous physician.

    • 10/1/2017

      Dr. Thimmappa has a wonderful bedside manner. She listens to me, answers me, listens to my husband and answers his questions.

    • 9/20/2017

      Dr. Thommappa was wonderful. She was very thorough in her explanations to me. She takes her time and even changed my appointment time for me to accommodate scans that I needed to have completed. The staff has been great as well.

    • 9/19/2017

      *Dr. Thimmappa is a very good doctor who listen to her patience.


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