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Department of Plastic Surgery

Bruce Shack, M.D.

Professor and Chair
Vanderbilt department of Plastic Surgery

Bruce ShackDr. Shack joined Vanderbilt in 1982 and was appointed chairman of the department of Plastic Surgery in 1997. His leadership responsibilities include overseeing the third-year medical student lecture series, and resident training in the operating room and ward. He also serves as faculty advisor for third- and fourth-year medical students interested in pursuing surgery.

He is currently president of the Southern Medical Association (SMA) and past president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Nashville Surgical Society, the H. William Scott Society, and the J.B. Lynch Society. He has served as vice president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


EDUCATION:

1965-1969 B.S. Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas
1969-1973 M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:
 
1973-1974 Internship (Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
1974-1977 Resident (Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
1977-1978 Chief Resident (Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
1978-1979 Resident (Plastic Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
1979-1980 Chief Resident (Plastic Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE:
1973-present Medical Licensure, Texas
1975-present Medical Licensure, Tennessee
1980-1983 Medical Licensure, Maryland
1979 American Board of Surgery
1981 American Board of Plastic Surgery
1993 Certifications of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

A pdf of Dr. Shack's CV is linked here.

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