Meet Dr. Sternberg
Talented and gifted, Dr. Erez Sternberg is a double board-certified Northeast Florida plastic surgeon who offers cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Although Dr. Sternberg didn’t start in plastic surgery, he has such a profound appreciation for how it can transform lives and how it’s not purely about vanity. Dr. Sternberg loves being able to help his patients “feel great about themselves, recapture their youth and reinvigorate their lives.” This is why he continues to study, learn and grow his knowledge base in order to provide his patients with the latest and greatest procedures available.
Originally hailing from Atlanta, GA, Dr. Sternberg now calls Ponte Vedra Beach home with his board-certified OB/GYN wife, Dr. Rebekah Richmond, and his 2 sons, Rex and Leo. Dr. Sternberg is often outdoors playing with his boys or hitting the slopes as an avid skier. Out and about, Dr. Sternberg and his wife enjoy great local restaurants, traveling around the country, especially to NYC for great food, Broadway shows and shopping. More than anything, Dr. Sternberg loves providing his patients with exemplary care and surgical excellence.
Specialties and Skills
Specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sternberg has special interest in complex breast revision cases; repairing problems with previous breast surgery and "Botched" surgeries. He also has extensive expertise in breast reconstruction surgery and body contouring techniques. Dr. Sternberg places a special emphasis on patients who have overcome breast cancer, various skin diseases and significant weight loss.
Education and Training
At the University of Georgia, Dr. Sternberg graduated magna cum laude with his undergraduate degree in Microbiology. He earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia. Arriving in Jacksonville in 2002, Dr. Sternberg completed a 5-year General Surgery residency at the highly-acclaimed Mayo Clinic where he focused on general and vascular surgical procedures like transplanting livers, removing burst appendices and performing cancer surgeries. Dr. Sternberg then shifted to plastic surgery and completed a 2-year Plastic and Reconstructive surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Board Certification – The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certification – American Board of Surgery, 2010
1994 – 1998 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Bachelor of Science
1998 – 2002 Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, Medical Degree
2002 – 2003 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, General Surgery Internship
2003 – 2007 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, General Surgery Residency
2007 – 2009 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee , Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Dr. Sternberg has the distinction of being double board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Over the years, Dr. Sternberg has published several scientific papers on various general and plastic surgery topics, in addition to a book chapter he wrote on lasers and radiofrequency therapy. Dr. Sternberg has presented the findings of his research on breast reconstruction at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting.
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgery, Diplomat Member
Florida Medical Association
Florida Society of Plastic Surgery
Greater Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgery
Board Member – The Donna Foundation
Chief of Plastic Surgery – St. Vincent’s Southside Hospital
Publications and Presentations
Isolated Pancreatic Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the literature - Presented at the Southwestern Surgical Society, Monterey, CA, April 18-21, 2004.
Latissimus Dorsi Flap Remains an Excellent Choice for Breast Reconstruction - Presented at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nassau, Bahamas, June 4-8, 2005.
Temporary abdominal closure followed by definitive abdominal wall reconstruction of the open abdomen - The American Journal of Surgery. 188; 2004: 301-306.
Latissimus Dorsi Flap Remains an Excellent Choice for Breast Reconstruction - Annuals of Plastic Surgery. January 2006; 56, 1: 31-35.
Latissimus Dorsi Reconstruction: A Good Option for Patients with Failed Breast Conservation Therapy? Annals of Plastic Surgery. August 2006; 57, 2: 134-137.
Diagnosis and Management of Type II Endoleak following Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007.
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Chapter 6: Radiofrequency. Saunders