Honored as one of Tampa Bay’s top plastic surgeons and regarded as one of the best breast surgeons in Tampa, Dr. Rieger has no shortages of contributions to his field. Dr. Rieger is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has trained with some of the most respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the world. He earned an undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating Cum Laude and a medical degree from graduating with honors from the prestigious Bowman Grey medical school at Wake Forest University. From there, Dr. Rieger went on to complete a surgical internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital before serving as a naval doctor, Lieutenant Commander, in the U.S. military for three years. After being honorably discharged, Dr. Rieger continued to refine his advanced surgical training and is one of the few surgeons in the Bay Area to complete two surgical residencies – both in general surgery and plastic surgery through Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. On his way to becoming one of the leading plastic surgeons Tampa Bay has to offer, Dr. Rieger was determined to become a specialist in who excelled in the latest techniques within his field. In an effort to perfect his skills and further expand his knowledge, he was one of three hand-selected doctors (of 350 applicants) to study under the prestigious D. Ralph Millard, one of the world’s foremost innovators in the plastic surgery and widely lauded as one of the 10 “plastic surgeons of the millennium” for his advancements in cleft palate ‘rotation advancement’ and corrective rhinoplasties. Dr. Rieger served as Chief Resident in his final year. Shortly after, Dr. Rieger continued to refine his surgical technique completing an advanced hand surgical fellowship in Bristol, England. Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Rieger continued to volunteer his time with and traveled to Bogota, Colombia on a cleft lip and palate surgical mission. There he delivered advanced surgical treatment to many cleft lip and palate patients who would otherwise not had access to treatment.