Department of Plastic Surgery


Administrative Office
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery D-4207 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2345
Phone: (615) 936-0160

About Us

Patient Care

Our comprehensive Plastic Surgery team is nationally recognized as a leader in craniofacial, microvascular, hand, reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. We also treat pediatric conditions such as clefts and other facial and body deformities.

We work both independently and in conjunction with many other surgical services, including Burn Surgery, Otolaryngology, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Thoracic Surgery and Neurological Surgery.


Through ongoing NIH-funded research, we continue to explore new treatment options in improved wound healing with less scarring. By uncovering certain protein markers, we may ultimately be able to offer personalized wound care for each patient.


Our residency program is known the world over for training that covers the broadest possible exposure to all facets of plastic surgery. By following an independent model, our residents can complete their training in General Surgery before beginning our three-year program, which is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

With a firm commitment to medical school education, we offer first-year medical students the unique opportunity to shadow our faculty in both operative and clinic procedures. We also participate in the Third-Year Surgery Clerkship, and offer a fourth-year medical student elective.

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