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Dr. Emily Hartmann, MD, Plastic Surgeon/Owner, Medical Director

Dr. Emily Hartmann has spent the last decade developing a unique, holistic approach to Plastic Surgery which has resulted in the formation of Emily Hartmann MD Surgical Experience, Beauty Eternal Medspa, and Eternal Wellness Spa. Recognizing that her Plastic Surgery patients needed more than a “one size fits all” mentality, Dr. Hartmann has integrated each aspect of patient need into these three intertwined experiences which all share one fundamental component: the patient. Prioritizing the wellbeing of the patient is integrated into ever aspect of what Dr. Hartmann does, from her initial patient assessment to her post surgical pain management regime.

Born and raised in Chico, Dr. Hartmann now practices in the town her family has called home for generations. A plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and general reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Hartmann is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Medicine. As a resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Hartmann explored all facets of plastic surgery, including specific research in nerve repair. During her final year at Wisconsin, as chief in their Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, she realized that the patient experience was her true passion, and as such, she decided to branch into private practice. This led her to accept a fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery at an ASAPS-credentialed, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine affiliated, cosmetic surgery fellowship in Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills, CA. This coveted aesthetic surgery fellowship allowed her to work hand-in-hand with world-renowned masters in their respective aesthetic surgical fields. It also laid the groundwork for her understanding of the intersection between plastic surgery and general patient wellness.

Dr. Emily Hartmann now resides in Chico with her three children and husband. Her ultimate goal is to use her surgical expertise to help realize her patient’s medical and aesthetic needs. Dr. Hartmann wants the patient to feel confident that in her they will find a caring, compassionate doctor who is always willing to be of service to her patients: past, present and future. Plastic surgery, whether aesthetic or reconstructive, is an intimate process and you as a patient should feel comfortable and cared for throughout the entire process of your consultation, surgery, care and recovery. Dr. Emily Hartmann has a history of providing this relationship to her patients and looks forward to continuing to foster a caring and compassionate plastic surgery practice in both the Chico area and greater north state region.


  • Block L, Hartmann EC, King J, Chakmachy S, King T, Bentz M. Outcomes Analysis of Gynecological Oncological Reconstruction. Plast Reconstruction Surg Glob Open. Jan 2019; 7(1):e2015.
  • Afifi AM, Hartmann EC, Talaat A, Alfotooh AA, Omar OS, Mareei S, Sanchez R, Kempton SJ. Quantitative Assessment of Tension Reduction at the Midline Closure During Abdominal Component Separation. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. May 2017;224(5):954-961.
  • Spring M, Hartmann EC, Stevens GW. Strategies and challenges in simultaneous augmentation mastopexy. Clinics of Plastic Surgery. October 2015;42(4):505-518.
  • Hartmann EC, Spring M, Stevens GW. 1 and 2 stage considerations for breast augmentation mastopexy. Neligan Plastic Surgery 4e. Breast Volume. Section 1,Chapter 7
  • Ducic I, Hartmann EC, Larson EE. Indications and outcomes for surgical treatment of patients with chronic migraine headaches caused by occipital neuralgia. PRS, 2009;123(5):1453-61.
  • M. Makary, A Mukherjee, J Sexton, D Syin, E Goodrich, E Hartmann, L Rowen, D Behrens, M Marohn, P Pronovost. Operating Room Briefings and Wrong-Site Surgery.
  • Journal of American College of Surgeons, February 2007; Volume 204, Issue 2:236-243.
  • Makary MA, Epstein J, Pronovost PJ, Millman EA, Hartmann EC, Freischlag. Surgical Specimen Identification Errors: A New Measure of Quality in Surgical Care. JA. Surgery,2007;141:450-455.
  • M. Makary, R. Takenaga, P. Pronovost, A. Millman, E. Hartmann, D. Chang, N. Sakima, J. Harmon, L. Fried. Frailty in elderly surgical patients: Implications for operative risk assessment.
  • Journal of Surgical Research, February 2006; Volume 130, Issue 2:212-212.
  • Academic Presentations: Hartmann EC, Macias LH, Stevens WG Icing on the cake: A review patients who underwent non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments following rhytidectomy.” California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Monterey CA. May 2015 (Podium)
  • Hartmann EC, Macias LH, Stevens WG. Icing on the cake: A review patients who underwent non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments following rhytidectomy.” American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, Montreal Canada May 2015 (Poster)
  • Hartmann EC, Afifi A, Kempton S. “The Analysis of Tension Reduction for Each Phase of Abdominal Component Separation.” Plastic Surgery Research Council, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Hartmann EC, Afifi A, Kempton S. “The Analysis of Tension Reduction for Each Phase of Abdominal Component Separation.” Plastic Surgery Research Council, Los Angeles, CA. April 2013 (Poster)
  • Hartmann EC, Poore SO, Iskandar B. “The Effects of Folic Acid on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration in a Rat Sciatic Crush Injury Model.” Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago IL. April 2012 (Podium)
  • Hartmann EC, Navarette A, King T. “A Survey of ASPS Members’ Experiences With Pediatric Sports-Related Facial Fractures.” Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL. April 2011 (Podium)
  • Hartmann EC, Bentz ME, Ranade M. “Vaginal Reconstruction Following Resection For Gynecologic Malignancy.”  Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL. May 2010 (Podium)
  • Hartmann EC, Makary M, Millman A, Chang D,  Pronovost, P. “Time of Day, Weekend, and Holiday Association of Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit.” American College of Physicians Regional Conference, Washington, DC. March 2007 (Poster)
  • Cleland EJ, Hanne L, Kirk L. “The Role of Single Stranded Binding Protein in Arthrobacter aurescens Plasmid Transfer.” Annual Meeting of the Association of North Bay Scientists, San Jose, CA. April 2003 (Podium)

Training + Expertise


Chico State

Graduate School

Georgetown University

Medical School

Georgetown University

Plastic Surgery Residency

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Marina -ROX-USC

Why does board certification matter?

Board Certification indicates that I have not only completed all of the required training to become a plastic surgeon, but I have also completed a rigorous certification process. This certification is conducted by a large group of renowned plastic surgeons who uphold the highest level of safety, knowledge, and ethical prowess. Board Certification Is not a requirement to practice but It Indicates a commitment to excellence and leadership.

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