Meet Dr. Hickman
With a passion for providing quality treatment, Northeast Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hollie Hickman, performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hickman not only provides stellar results for her patients, but she takes an educational approach where she wants them to be informed as much as possible. She takes a holistic approach where she not only focuses on the patient’s physical transformation but emotional and social as well. Dr. Hickman has dedicated herself to providing the best care for her patients through her high standards and meticulous attention to detail.
When not in the office, Dr. Hickman has her hands full as a mother of 4 wonderful children and a loving wife to her husband, Neil. The supermom’s hobbies include playing dress up, having after-dinner dance-offs and playing cars with her son. Dr. Hickman is usually noticeable with a basket full of kiddos at the local Target on any given week. Despite her hectic schedule, Dr. Hickman and her husband try to schedule date nights and spend time with their wonderful family and friends as much as possible.
Specialties and Skills
Well trained in virtually all aspects of plastic surgery, Dr. Hickman has a special interest in breast reconstruction surgery. In this arena, Dr. Hickman focuses on educating and empowering her congenital breast defect and breast cancer patients throughout the surgical process.
Education and Training
Dr. Hickman earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed a 5-year General Surgery residency at the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. At Vanderbilt University, Dr. Hickman completed her Plastic Surgery fellowship. During her time at Vanderbilt, Dr. Hickman had the honor of training with some of the best plastic surgeons in the field.
Board Certification – The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2010
1996 – 1998 University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Bachelor of Science (Microbiology/Genetics)
1999 – 2003 Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
2003 – 2008 Mayo Clinic, School of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, General Surgery Resident
2008 – 2010 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Dr. Hickman is board-certified and has trained with some of the greatest plastic surgeons in the field. With a passion for educating, Dr. Hickman has taught and spread her knowledge and passion for plastic surgery at several national conferences. In addition, Dr. Hickman has presented her findings at the 92nd Annual Clinical Congress, Florida Committee on Trauma, Peabody Colorectal Conference, SAGES Meeting, Southeastern Surgical Conference and Southwestern Surgical Conference.
Awards, Honors and Professional Memberships
American Sign Language Achievement Award, University of South Florida, 1998
Nova Southeastern Anatomy Scholarship, Summer Fellowship, Nova Southeastern University, 2000
Dean Silvani Award for Excellence in Anatomy, Nova Southeastern University, 2001
National SOSA Spring Convention, 1st place poster presentation. The role of RAS protein in the activation of cytokine cascade during mutagenesis. Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 2001
President, Student Surgical Association, Nova Southeastern University Chapter, 2000 – 2002
National Convention Coordinator, Student Surgical Association, 2000 – 2001
National President, National Student Surgical Association, 2002 – 2003
American Osteopathic Association, Student Member 2003
Student Representative of the resident committee, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Board Position, 2003
Association of Women Surgeons, Resident Member, 2003
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Resident Member, 2004
Mayo Clinic Resident Review Committee for Family Practice Residency, Resident Representative, 2006
Clinical Instructor of Basic Science Review, Chief Resident, 2007
Clinical Instructor of Oral Board Review, Chief Resident, 2007
Chief Resident of Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery Fellowship, 2009
Publications and Presentations
Hickman H., Lopez, et al. Over utilization of Abdominal Computed Tomography of Liver and Splenic Lacerations. (Podium). Florida Committee on Trauma, February, 2003
Berland T.L., Smith S.L., Metzger P.P., Chua H.K., Burnet O., Nelson K., Falkensammer J., Fakhre G.P.,Hickman H.J., Hinder R.A., Gamma Probe Localization of the Ureters. (Podium) Florida Chapter of American College of Surgeons May 2007.
Hickman H., Berland T., Metzger P. Transanal excision of rectal cancer is appropriate in carefully selected patients (Podium) Peabody Colorectal Conference August 2007.
Hickman H., Schmidt T., Nguyen J., Zollenger Ellison Syndrome with synchronous adenocarcinoma of pancreas: A Case Report. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. April 2005. Vol 9 (4) pg 613 (Abstract).
Berland T.L., Smith S.L.., Metzger P.P., Chua H.K., Burnet O., Nelson K., Falkensammer J., Fakhre G.P., Hickman H.J., Hinder RA. Gamma Probe Localization of the Ureters J Am Coll Surg. 2007; 205:608-611.
Hickman H., Berland T., Metzger P., Transanal excision of rectal cancer is appropriate in carefully selected patients. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 (submitted).
Hickman H., Berland T., Hinder R.H. Appendicitis: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management. Amer Fam Phy. 2006 (submitted).
Hickman H., Schmidt T., Nguyen J. Zollenger Ellison Syndrome with synchronous adenocarcinoma of pancreas: A Case Report. Abdominal Surgery. 2008 Spring: 2-5.
Hickman H., Metzger P., et al. Pediatric cloacogenic polyps; a commonly missed diagnosis in the pediatric population. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 (submitted).