James Grotting

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon


Dr. James Grotting is the author of a major two-volume textbook in Plastic Surgery entitled Reoperative Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, which has helped plastic surgeons around the world learn the latest techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Accepted Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Due to his widely acclaimed expertise, Dr. Grotting is often asked to speak at symposia in countries around the world including England, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Greece, Japan, Russia, Mexico and the Philippines. Dr. Grotting has made trips to the Philippines, Kenya, Thailand, Romania, Morocco, Brazil and Moscow with the OPERATION SMILE organization. As a part of these charitable endeavors he has taught flap workshops, educating physicians in the latest surgical techniques as well as performing free surgery on those in need.

Dr. Grotting has numerous invited professorships and lectureships to his credit and has published extensively in the plastic surgery literature.

Dr. James C. Grotting and his family have made Birmingham Their home since 1985. As a full-time member of the academic faculty at University of Alabama at Birmingham he attained the rank of full professor of plastic surgery and has been listed in all editions of "The Best Doctors in America" (Woodward/White, Inc., 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995). Dr. Grotting is also listed in "Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region" (Woodward/White, Inc., 1996). Dr. Grotting is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Grotting is a member of the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

In 1996, Dr. Grotting entered the private practice community with a vision to develop a practice based upon the highest standards of patient care and surgical expertise.

Dr. Grotting and his wife, Ann, have two boys, Jimmy and Ben.


University of Minnesota, M.D. Degree, 1978
University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Candidate, 1976-1977
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, B.A. Degree 1973
Medical School and Achievements:
University of Minnesota
Doctor of Medicine, 1978
Medical School Achievement Award, 1978
Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 1978
Plastic Surgery: University of California, San Francisco, 1983-1985
Surgery: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1978-1983

Academic Achievements:
Certificate of Merit
Senior Resident's Conference in Plastic Surgery
Richmond, Virginia, 1985
The Robert H. Ivy Society Award
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1989
Best Doctors in America
1992-93, 1st Edition
1993-94, 2nd Edition
1994-95, 3rd Edition
1995-96, 4th Edition
1996-97, 5th Edition
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Doctors in America
Southeast Region, 1996-97
American Board of Surgery, 1985-1995
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1987
Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham


I am a perfectionist and everything about Dr. Grotting’s office, staff, care and of course Dr. Grotting was PERFECT!
The entire team was fabulous and Dr Grotting is the best! I am extremely satisfied with the results. Additionally, the office staff treats you like family.