Federico Gonzalez grew up in a small community outside of Boston. His single-parent mother raised 5 sons, all of whom went on to college. In his youth, Dr. Gonzalez played college basketball and earned a black belt in tae kwon do. Dr. Gonzalez worked in a research laboratory at Harvard Medical School during the day and attended college classes at night before being accepted to medical school. While a student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he was honored with the Lange Student Book Award and a Kaiser Scholarship.
Dr. Gonzalez trained in general surgery at LSU Medical Center before returning to University of Massachusetts Medical for plastic surgery residency training. He then completed fellowships in microsurgery, hand surgery, and aesthetic surgery before being appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In 1993 Dr. Gonzalez moved to Kansas City to assume the directorship of the UMKC Plastic Surgery Program and subsequently served as an Associate Professor at KU Medical Center. During his academic career, Dr. Gonzalez has shared authorship in more than 50 book chapters, scientific articles, and presentations.
Over the last 11 years, Dr. Gonzalez has melded his academic background with the desire to give patients the highest quality care and personal attention in a private practice setting. Drs. Moore, Storm and Gonzalez at Premier Plastic Surgery, with their excellent and friendly staff, strive to provide each patient with a care plan incorporating the patient's wishes and desires, up-to-date medical knowledge, and their extensive experience to gain optimal results.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Gonzalez has traveled to Central America on over 15 mission trips performing cleft lip repairs and other surgery for indigent patients. He and his wife of 26 years have raised 4 daughters. His leisure activities include reading, scuba diving, bicycling and playing tennis.