Stephen Mulholland

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Stephen Mulholland
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R. Stephen Mulholland

(1960-08-05) August 5, 1960 (age 61)[1][2]
Alma materUniversity of Toronto Medical School
Lake Superior State University
EmployerSpaMedica (Owner)
Known forPlastic & Reconstructive surgery
WebsiteSpaMedica official website

Stephen Mulholland (born August 5, 1960) is a Canadian surgeon and scholar with an expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and a former professional ice hockey player. He is considered an expert in plastic surgery and has been called on to testify in disciplinary hearings involving botched procedures,[4][5] and has appeared on television shows which include The Today Show, The Doctors, The View and The Other Half.[6] Mulholland is the founder of SpaMedica, an aesthetic plastic surgery center located in Toronto.[7] He is best known for non-invasive practices, including the Pan G. Facelift and the Bodytite for which he owns or has developed the patents.[8][9]

Early life, education, and hockey career[edit]

Born in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Mulholland attended Lake Superior State University on a hockey scholarship, playing as a forward and becoming Central Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Year for the 1979–1980 season.[3] Over the course of his collegiate career, he was a four-time CCHA All-Star and NCAA All-American.[10][11][3] Mulholland "led the [LSSU] Lakers in scoring during all four years", becoming "the only player to accomplish that feat at LSSU".[3] For three of the four seasons that he played, he was the highest goal-scorer, finishing his collegiate career with a 206-point total surpassed only by Jim Dowd and Sean Tallaire.[3] Mulholland "also excelled in the classroom" throughout this time, "earning CCHA All-Academic honors in 1980-81, 1981-82 and 1982-83; and was also an Academic All-American in 1982-83".[3] In 2016, Mulholland was named to the 1976-86 Laker Hockey All-Decade Team as part of the 50th anniversary of the school's hockey program, receiving the most fan ballots for a forward in that decade.[3]

After graduating, Mulholland played professional hockey for the 1983–1984 season, playing three games for the Colorado Flames,[2] before transferring to Rögle BK, in Sweden.[1] He played in 28 regular season games and two playoff games for Rögle BK, scoring 49 points off 32 goals and 17 assists during the regular season, and one point off an assist in the playoffs.[1] Following the season, he retired from the sport and returned to school to pursue his medical degree and become a physician.[6][11]

Mulholland attended the University of Toronto Medical School where he graduated in 1988.[6] He completed his general and plastic surgery training at the University of Toronto and became certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1994.[6][11]


Mulholland began his career as a consultant for St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario where he worked on reconstruction of faces and necks where tumors were removed.[6] Mulholland's work in plastic surgery has included reconstructive, trauma, and cancer surgery. He has invented different procedures for each, including transplanting sensate tissue into oral cavities defects after the removal of tongue and jawbone tissue. He also developed the OsteoCutaneous Skin Flap procedure, an auto-transplant procedure where the tibia and skin from the back of the foot is transplanted by re-connecting all the small arteries, veins and nerves using a microscope.[12] The procedure is also used for reconstruction of cancer jaw bone and mouth lining defects. His work is also widely published in medical journals and he has authored numerous books and book chapters on the subject.[13]

In 1997, Mulholland began focusing on aesthetic plastic surgery. He founded SpaMedica, an aesthetic spa located in Toronto where he provides non-invasive techniques such as Botox injections and laser treatments.[14][15] Mulholland is best known for his non-surgical facelift techniques, including the Pan G. treatment which he launched in 2000.[15]

Mulholland is a frequent speaker and lecturer, appearing as a regular guest expert plastic surgeon on CityLine and Breakfast Television. He has also appeared as a plastic and cosmetic surgery expert on the CBC, CTV, Rogers TV, Global Television Network and in newspapers and magazines such as the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Fashion Magazine, Flare and Elle Canada.[4][5][8][16][17] Mulholland has also appeared on The Real Housewives of Toronto where his wife Ann Kaplan Mulholland is one of the main cast members for season one of the show.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "Rögle BK details - Steve Mulholland -". Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Mulholland hockey statistics and profile at". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "1976-86 Laker Hockey All-Decade Team announced". Lake Superior State University. 23 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b Blatchford, Christie (23 July 2010). "Disciplinary hearing shows the ugly side of cosmetic surgery". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b Cribb, Robert (27 December 2012). "Cosmetic Doctor Should Have Known Patient Was Dying". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e McKinnon, Matthew (August 2003). "Mulholland's Drive". Toro via Medium. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  7. ^ Waxer, Cindy (December 2004). "Botox Injections: Displacing the Power Lunch?". The Bay Street Bull.
  8. ^ a b Beaumanis, Viia. "Let's Face It". Fashion Magazine.
  9. ^ Paul, Malcolm; Mulholland, Robert Stephen (19 June 2009). "A New Approach for Adipose Tissue Treatment and Body Contouring Using Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction". Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 33 (5): 687–94. doi:10.1007/s00266-009-9342-z. PMC 2758217. PMID 19543679.
  10. ^ "Paul E. Ripley Young Alumni Award". Lake Superior State University. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b c Rafelman, Rachel (July 2001). "Done, face lifts, tummy tucks, nose jobs, eye jobs, breast implants, hair plugs: why celebrities are turning to Toronto surgeon". Toronto Life.
  12. ^ Mulholland, RS; Tanna, N; Costantino, PD; Chandler, AR; Boyd, JB (2013). "Introducing the tibial-dorsalis pedis osteocutaneous shin flap: a new option for oromandibular reconstruction". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 132 (4): 611e–620e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829fc029. PMID 24076709. S2CID 31292353.
  13. ^ "Integrating Fat Grafting Into Your Aesthetic Practice - Presented by Dr. Stephen Mulholland". Science Center. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  14. ^ Marshall, Lisa (20 December 2004). "Medical spa movement raises some eyebrows". Daily Camera.
  15. ^ a b Montanera, Doris (5 February 2002). "It might shock you, but face lifting is in" (PDF). The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  16. ^ Himelfarb, Ellen (15 June 2013). "Dough Begone: We Test the Latest Cellulite Treatments". Flare. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  17. ^ Polsinelli, Stefanie (22 March 2007). "Rock Stars: Mineral-Based Makeup". Elle Canada. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  18. ^ Smith, Allison (19 April 2017). "Real Housewives of Toronto episode seven recap: golf stretches and stretch limos". Toronto Life. Retrieved 2 July 2017.

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