Dr. Manuel Peña, MD graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to attain his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia in 1981 and subsequently served an internship in New Orleans at Charity Hospital, Tulane University. His general surgery residency was completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, and was followed by a plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. Given his experience, he decided to focus on congenital defects, facial reconstruction and cosmetic surgery at the University of Miami and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital an affiliate of New York University. From 1990 to 1993 he was a clinical instructor at the University Of Miami Division Of Plastic Surgery. He is one of the best Cosmetic Surgeons in Naples. He is also known to have a big heart for missions and service as he conducted several medical missions in different parts of the world to help the people with different congenital defects and deformities.
- Post Graduate Fellowship: Ralph Millard, M.D. at University of Miami
- Post Graduate Fellowship: Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York University
- Plastic Surgery Residency: Medical College of Georgia
- Surgical Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami
- Surgical Internship: Charity Hospital Tulane University
- Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia
- Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Board Certification and Professional Memberships:
Skills and Expertise
- Kybella/Double Chin Removal
- PRP and Growth Factors
- Microneedling Facial
- Spa Hand Treatments
Dr. Peña believes that it is extremely important to give back to those who are not as fortunate as we are through involvement in local organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, and international missions. He has a big heart in missions and serving people that for over ten years, Dr. Peña has been participating in life-altering medical missions. These missions consist of full surgical and recovery teams, specializing in children and their congenital deformities such as cleft lip and palate. Dr. Peña and the medical team perform this much-needed, life-changing surgery on children and young adults over the course of one and two-week missions. Because of this, these children have another chance in living a normal life.
West African Mission
In 2005 and 2006, through Careforce International, Dr. Peña and his medical team traveled to Burkina Faso, a severely impoverished country located in West Africa. During each visit Dr. Peña donated his surgical expertise and performed over 35 surgeries repairing critical birth defects such as cleft lips and acquired defects including traumas, tumors and infections. Additionally, he performed several skin-grafting procedures to help burn victims and teach current reconstructive techniques to medical staff at the local university. These missions that Dr. Peña spearheaded had surely helped the people and children and had made a great impact in their lives.
Operation Rainbow in Guatemala, Mexico and Brazil
In 1998, 1999, and 2000, Dr. Peña visited these countries on a medical mission organized by Operation Rainbow a non-profit organization that facilitates doctors donating their time and money to operating in impoverished countries. The mission helped children as well as adults suffering with severe congenital deformities such as cleft lip and palate so they may live a normal, happy life.
Dr. Peña also participates in the following:
- Ronald McDonald House
- On the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
- Medical mission to Jamaica
- Operation Smile helping children in China
- Dr. Peña continues to dedicate his dedication to patients and the surrounding community.
In 1998, he received a “Simply the Best” nomination for Best Plastic Surgeon from Naples Illustrated, and was named one of the top doctors in Naples in 2008. In 2005 he received the honor of being named as one of the ten “Men of Distinction” by N magazine for his philanthropic community involvement.
If you are in the in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida area, we invite you to sit down with Dr. Peña to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options. Whatever your body goals may be, we’re confident we can deliver safe, affordable solutions that could potentially change your life. Please contact cosmetic surgeon, Manuel Peña, MD today.