Rick Bosshardt, M.D., FACS
Dr. Bosshardt received his bachelor's degree in science from the University of Miami, Magna Cum Laude, then attended the university's school of medicine and graduated in 1978 in the top third of his class. His surgical training was done at the United States Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. It was briefly interrupted from 1979-80 when he served as medical officer aboard the USS Wabash and was deployed to the Western Pacific with an aircraft carrier task force. He was involved in the rescue of Vietnamese boat people and was part of operations to end the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980. The USS Wabash received several decorations for this deployment, including the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Dr. Bosshardt completed his surgical training at Oakland and then served as a general surgeon at the United States Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. During this time, he obtained his board certification from the American Board of Surgery and applied for a position as a resident training in plastic surgery under world-renowned plastic surgeon, D. Ralph Millard, Jr., M.D., at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. He was honorably discharged from the Navy with the rank of Commander in 1987.
After completing his plastic surgery training in 1989, Dr. Bosshardt became the first plastic surgeon to practice full time in Lake County. He obtained certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1991.
Since starting in private practice, Dr. Bosshardt has participated regularly in overseas medical missions to provide reconstructive surgery to children with cleft lip, cleft palate. and other problems. His travels have taken him to the Philippines, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, and the West Bank. Dr. Bosshardt performs both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in his practice, which has grown to two surgeons working out of a modern facility that houses the only state licensed private surgical suite in Central Florida dedicated exclusively to plastic surgery.
Dr. Bosshardt has special interests in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery and facial reconstruction after skin cancer treatment. Dr. Bosshardt is a avid reader and also enjoys writing. For over fifteen years, he has written a column, House Calls, which appears weekly in the Orlando Sentinel and deals with medical issues. He also writes an article that appears monthly in Healthy Living Magazine.
Dr. Bosshardt has been married for 32 years to Sally Greenlee and has three children: Lindsey, married to David Pace and with grand daughters, Emerson and Elliette; son, Travis; and daughter, Olivia. He enjoys endurance sports and has completed one 1/2 marathon, 5 marathons, 2 Olympic distance triahtlons, 1 half ironman triathlon, and, in November 2013, he successfully completed the Florda Ironman triathlon in Panama City, FL. He has been a member of First Baptist Church in Leesburg for over 22 years. His mission is to help others attain their full potential, whether through his writing, work as a plastic surgeon, or as a member of the community.
Professionally his goal is to make Bosshardt & Marzek Plastic Surgery Associates the premier practice for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Central Florida.