TLC’s new limited series Awake Surgery premiered on 14 December 2022 and thus introduced to viewers Dr. Meegan Gruber as she performed surgeries on patients while, well, awake. Also, Meegan is not a fictional doctor but actually a certified real-life doctor and a master at what she does.
Meegan’s signature awake procedures are featured for the first time on a television show. So, it’s better we already tell you about her, not only her Awake Surgery journey but also her age, her family background, her marriage, her career, and more.
Meegan Gruber On TLC’s Awake Surgery
On TLC, via Awake Surgery, Meegan Gruber puts a spotlight on exactly how this specific surgery works. But, this is not new at least to her. Because she has been doing it for ages already.
Meegan is an aesthetic plastic surgeon with an international clientele of patients. Since August 2021, she has been working under her very own Gruber Plastic Surgery.
The majority of Meegan’s procedures are carried out under her revolutionary “awake technique” allowing for rapid recovery in a just few days.
During awake surgery, she explains, that patients are fully conscious and in control. As a result, she said, doctors are able to check the contours of the sculpting and make corrections as they go, resulting in a shape that they love.
So, the motive of Meegan’s new reality TV show is also to generally anyone thinking about cosmetic surgery to find a board-certified plastic surgeon to avoid complications. To the cameras, Meegan also tells her story of how she moved from traditional surgery to awake procedures and why her patients choose them.
And to those wondering if ‘Awake Surgery’ is real, they are real. The “Queen of Awake Surgery” even shares surgeries on her YouTube channel to give prospective clients a better idea of what to expect. Unlike other plastic surgeons’ procedures, hers does not involve local anesthetic and light sedation.
Meegan Gruber Career And Education
Meegan Gruber first studied Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1988 through 1992. For another two years, she went to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for an MD/Ph.D. in Medicine Immunology. For a year in between, she did her Postdoc in Immunology at Stanford University. Lastly, between 2000 and 2005, she completed her plastic surgery residency program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Afterward, Meegan worked as a plastic surgeon at Silverton Health in Silverton, Oregon for two years and at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon for another 7 plus years. Then after, she went to Athenix Body Sculpting Institute for less than a year and to ARTLIPO and Plastic Surgery for four and plus years before starting her own private practice.
Fast forward to December 2022, she was expected to have made above $2.5 net worth from this journey of hers.
Is Meegan Gruber Married?
Megan Gruber could be married. But, she deliberately kept the details of her romantic life away from the spotlight. So, one could not tell who her husband is even if she has been married.
However, one could tell by looking at her social media that she is the mother of a beautiful girl and likely a son. At least she frequently shows these two. One of them, her daughter, celebrated her 17th birthday on 9 March 2022.
Other than that, we also know that she is really fond of her family including her mom and even her sister’s family. Megan does not shy away from sharing snippets of herself with them. They are often seen spending quality time together. One thing Megan also loves to tell the world is her and her family’s love for dressing up for Halloween and going swimming.
Meegan Gruber Age
Meegan, with the full name Meegan Minori Gruber, was born in 1969. So, she turned 53 years old in 2022.
Meegan Gruber Parents
Meegan Gruber’s mother is Marie Harvey Gruber. She turned 83 years old in March 2022. The matriarch, however, does not look her age and instead appears super healthy and lively. She also actively showed glimpses of her orchids, her garden, and beautiful selfies on her Facebook.
Meegan’s father, Samuel Harvey Gruber, is unfortunately no more. He passed away at his home with his family by his side on 18 April 2019. He was 80 when he left behind a legacy of a true pioneer and one of the most influential figures in shark science. Known among his contemporaries as Dr. Gruber, he made contributions to elasmobranch research that cannot be overstated. His eulogy of him goes on to tell that he broke new ground in the study of sensory physiology in sharks. It is said that one of his greatest contributions was the co-founding of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES) in 1983.
Not long before his passing, he and Marie celebrated 50 years of marriage and throughout those years Marie was his rock. Marie also actively assisted him in his Shark ventures. Like, in 1989, the two, with a team of students, built a field laboratory that was officially established as the Bimini Biological Field Station (Shark Lab) the following year.
The late Samuel, AKA Doc, was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Claire and Sidney Gruber. He and his family moved to South Beach in Miami, Florida, shortly after the end of World War II.
As for Marie, she was born into a Japanese household.
“Eulogy of Dr. Samuel H Gruber” introduces Meegan and his only sister Aya as “brilliant like their parents” and as successful professionals.
Aya, a lawyer turned law professor, has been teaching Law at the University of Colorado Boulder. In her own time, she also studied Law at Harvard Law School. A Boulder, Colorado inhabitant now, she has been married to Brett Fisher. Aya is apparently her middle name. Her full name is Marisa Aya Gruber and she turned 51 in September 2021. She is a self-proclaimed feminist law professor, former public defender, and the author of The Feminist War on Crime.
Is Meegan Gruber On Instagram?
Yes. Meegan Gruber could be found on Instagram @drmeegangruber with 269 posts and 6,873 followers as of 15 December 2022. She uses this page and her ‘Mmg Gruber (Dr Meegan Gruber)’ Facebook to advertise her practice as a board-certified plastic surgeon on her Instagram account.
Since June 2018, Meegan has also been uploading videos related to ‘Awake Surgery’ on her YouTube channel (@dr.meegangruberboardcertif6506). As for Twitter, she joined the platform (@drmeegangruber) in April 2022.
When Is Meegan Gruber’s Birthday?
Meegan Gruber’s birthday is on December 19th and that makes him a Sagittarius.
Where Is Meegan Gruber From?
Meegan Gruber was born and bred in Miami, Florida. As of late 2022 though, she had her home in Tampa, Florida.
How Tall Is Meegan Gruber?
Beautiful Meegan Gruber stands below 5’4” in height.