John Polley, MD

John Polley, MD

Plastic Surgery Traverse City, MI

JP Center for Plastic Surgery

Office Address

  • 3529 W Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    Phone: (231) 346-1047
    Fax: (231) 346-1050

John Polley, MD

Plastic Surgery Traverse City, MI

JP Center for Plastic Surgery


  • Dr. John Polley recently relocated his plastic surgery practice from Chicago, Illinois, to Traverse City, Michigan, where he operates at both Munson Medical Center and the Northwest Michigan Outpatient Surgery Center. We are excited to announce that beginning June 1, 2015, Dr. Polley will also be operating at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has spent over the last two decades practicing plastic surgery in Chicago where he held the position of Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center as well as the director of two university cleft lip and palate/craniofacial centers. During that time, he also was an attending plastic surgeon at Cook County Hospital.

    Dr. Polley has extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for both children and adults. Particular areas of special interest include the treatment of individuals born with cleft lip, palate and other congenital or acquired facial problems, reconstruction following trauma, craniomaxillofacial, oral maxillofacial and aesthetic surgery.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Polley’s commitment has been to achieve the best possible care and results for his patients by individualizing their treatment plan, whether their problems are major or minor. Because of this, Dr. Polley has received numerous accolades including “America’s Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly Press Ltd., “Top Doctor” in Chicago Magazine for over the past decade, and many other regional and national awards.

    Dr. Polley is excited to be in Northern Michigan, the state that he loves, and promises to continue to deliver his very best care to all of his patients.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Plastic Surgery: General Plastic Surgery

Education & Training

  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners - MSUCOMGrand Rapids Medical Education Partners - MSUCOM
  • Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1990 - 2017
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License1988 - 2016
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    • Chicago Magazine: Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012, 2013

    Publications & Presentations


    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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