Meet Dr. Hickman

Dr. Hollie Hickman – Northeast Florida Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hickman not only provides stellar results for her patients — she also takes an educational approach where she informs them as much as possible. She also takes a holistic approach where she focuses on the patient’s physical, emotional, and social transformation. Dr. Hickman has dedicated herself to providing the best care for her patients through her high standards and meticulous attention to detail.

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 five-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

Before & After

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.

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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)

Special Achievements

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.

Publications and Presentations

  • Overutilization of Abdominal Computed Tomography of Liver and Splenic Lacerations, Hickman H. and Lopez, et al.: (podium). Florida Committee on Trauma (February 2003)
  • Gamma Probe Localization of the Ureters, Berland T.L.; Smith S.L.; Metzger P.P.; Chua H.K.; Burnet O.; Nelson K.; Falkensammer J.; Fakhre G.P.; Hickman H.J., and Hinder R.A.: (podium) Florida Chapter of American College of Surgeons (May 2007)
  • Transanal excision of rectal cancer is appropriate in carefully selected patients, Hickman H.; Berland T., and Metzger P.: (podium) Peabody Colorectal Conference (August 2007)
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome with synchronous adenocarcinoma of pancreas: A Case Report, Hickman H.; Schmidt T., and Nguyen J.: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (April 2005, Vol. 9, page 613, abstract).
  • Gamma Probe Localization of the Ureters, Berland T.L.; Smith S.L..; Metzger P.P.; Chua H.K.; Burnet O.; Nelson K.; Falkensammer J.; Fakhre G.P.; Hickman H.J., and Hinder R.A.: Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2007; 205:608-611)
  • Transanal excision of rectal cancer is appropriate in carefully selected patients, Hickman H.; Berland T., and Metzger P.: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (2006, submitted)
  • Appendicitis: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management, Hickman H.; Berland T., and Hinder R.H.: American Family Physician (2006, submitted)
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome with synchronous adenocarcinoma of pancreas: A Case Report, Hickman H.; Schmidt T., and Nguyen J.: Abdominal Surgery (2008 Spring: 2-5)
  • Pediatric cloacogenic polyps: A commonly missed diagnosis in the pediatric population, Hickman H. and Metzger P., et al.: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (2006, submitted)

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Supermom: Being a Mother and Wife

When not in the office, Dr. Hickman has her hands full as a mother of four wonderful children and as a loving wife to her husband, Neil. This 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 shopping cart 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.

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