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).
"Breast Augmentation - This is the most amazing person! Her tenacity and ability to talk, take care, and feel comfortable is the best I have ever seen. Words can not express how much Dr. Hickman and her office makes a patient feel. I would recommend her at any time! Plus my procedure was very easy and she did a beautiful job! Thank You!"
"I had a breast augmentation and a mini tummy tuck 11 months ago. My appointments with Dr. Hickman before and after surgery have been wonderful. Dr. Hickman is very passionate and friendly. These surgical procedures were done five years after my second pregnancy. Dr. Hickman took ample time to answer my questions and address my concerns. She was honest and made me feel extremely comfortable. The procedures went great and I am extremely pleased with the results. I will have my one year follow up this month - I would highly recommend Dr. Hickman from Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to anyone considering a procedure. She was very meticulous - upholding and exceeding my high expectations. Thank you so much, Dr. Hickman and Team!!!"
"Dr. Hickman is an inspiration and an amazing surgeon. I am so blessed to have her as my surgeon <3"
"Roger - Dec 27, 2011 Excellent experience with Dr. Hickman of TruYou Plastic Surgery. My procedure was performed in a very caring and professional manner. The best part is that I cannot even see the scar. All the staff was exceptionally friendly and sincere, which was a great comfort to me. I highly recommend TruYou Plastic Surgery."
"I have had a fantastic experience at Tr? You. Everyone in the office is very friendly and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and answer any and all of the questions. I'm very thankful to have been referred to Dr. Hickman and would recommend her to anyone! "