Dr. Jacob Rinkinen is a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon with experience in complex reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. He received a bachelor’s degree with top honors from Albion College, where he dual-majored in chemistry and anthropology/sociology. While at Albion College, he pitched for the varsity baseball team and was named captain his senior year. He was also nominated as Regional Academic All-American and received scholarships for the number one graduating senior in both chemistry and sociology. Dr. Rinkinen went on to attend the University of Michigan, where he earned his Medical Doctorate with Distinctions in Research. His success in medical school helped him match into the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Rinkinen served as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was elected as Chief Resident Representative his final year. After completing residency, Dr. Rinkinen completed a microsurgical fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center focusing on complex oncologic reconstruction, microsurgery, and lymphatic surgery.
Over the course of Dr. Rinkinen’s academic career, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and has been invited to give over 20 presentations and abstracts at both regional and national meetings. His research interests focus primarily on preoperative risk stratification measures to minimize postoperative complications; patient-reported outcomes/satisfaction; and surgical outcome metrics.
Clinically, Dr. Rinkinen’s practice encompasses both reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. He specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction and oncologic reconstruction following head and neck, trunk, and extremity surgery. He has a passion for aesthetic surgery, specifically rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, liposuction with fat grafting, and body contouring following weight loss procedures. Dr. Rinkinen is committed to providing individualized care by producing carefully designed treatment plans, listening to the goals of his patient, and providing safe/reliable results.