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Editorial Advisory Board for Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery

Walter L. Erhardt, Jr., MD, FACS, has maintained a leading private cosmetic surgery practice in Albany, Georgia since 1979. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is licensed to practice medicine in both Georgia and Virginia.

Dr. Erhardt is a past president of the major plastic surgery association American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a current director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and chair of the Written Examination Committee of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has served as chief of surgery at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, has been a member of medical mission teams to India and El Salvador and is currently chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Erhardt graduated cum laude with his BS from Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, in 1969. He obtained his MD in 1973 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. More about Dr. Walter Erhardt.

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Richard J. Greco, MD, FACS, of Savannah, Georgia, specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including liposuction, body sculpting, abdominoplasty, breast-lift, augmentation mammoplasty, facelifts, nasal surgery, ear surgery, chin surgery, forehead lift, eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Dr. Greco is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has also earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), and his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a fellowship in hand surgery at The Hand Center in Philadelphia and a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Greco maintains hospital staff privileges at Memorial University Hospital and Candler/St. Joseph Health Care System.

Dr. Greco is an active member of and serves on national committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Lipoplasty Society, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Medical Association.

His research has resulted in two patents and led to new surgical practices. Dr Greco’s current research is in massive liposuction and new facelift healing techniques. He has authored more than 25 scientific papers, including six medical textbook chapters, and has also edited a book, Emergency Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Greco has also presented lectures for several leading medical organizations, universities and hospitals on a variety of health care topics, including body contouring procedures after massive weight loss, approaches to aesthetic improvements of the arms, breast reconstructive procedures, and new techniques in facial rejuvenation. More about Dr. Richard Greco.

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Brian Reagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the founder of True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, a premier plastic surgery practice serving La Jolla and the surrounding San Diego area. A fellowship-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Reagan is highly regarded for his expertise, not only as a surgeon but as an author and speaker as well. Dr. Reagan has published several award-winning scientific articles and presented on his areas of interest, including facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. Dr. Reagan has been featured on local media outlets, including ABC 10, and recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeons in La Jolla” by La Jolla Light Newspaper.

Dr. Reagan received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Reagan completed his residency in general surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, as well as a research fellowship at Cornell Medical Center’s The Wound Healing Laboratory Department of Surgery, and a clinical fellowship at Cornell Burn Center. Prior to founding True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine in 2000, Dr. Reagan completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Reagan stays abreast of the latest advances in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Reagan has won numerous awards, including “Top Doc” and the “Physician of Exceptional Excellence” from the San Diego County Medical Society. More about Dr. Brian Reagan.

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