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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 Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • NC Society Plastic Surgeons

  • 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 Medicine

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. . 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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