Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
A plastic surgeon with additional training in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and neural surgery. The field is diverse and involves a wide age range of patients, from the newborn to the aged. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is practiced, there are many additional procedures which interface with them. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition changed, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2007. http://www.abplsurg.org/.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A subspecialty certificate was approved by the ABMS in 2000.
ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: None.