Dr. S. Randolph Waldman is a distinguished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and educator with an impressive range of professional credentials. He is dual board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery. With over 30 years experience Dr. Waldman brings unparalleled expertise in cosmetic procedures of the nose, face, and eyes.
In 1983, Dr. Waldman elected to return “home” and open his own practice in Facial Aesthetic Surgery. He now has over thirty years of experience in Lexington. During those thirty years he has also managed to write a number of articles published in scientific journals and has recently been the editor for two medical books on facial plastic surgery.
Dr Waldman is also well known around the globe as one of the leading educators in the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery. He has organized or coordinated over 45 major medical conferences including Vegas Cosmetic Surgery which is now the leading aesthetic surgery conference in North America. He has also given over 500 presentations at cosmetic surgery meetings over the past 25 years in the United states and Europe and is considered one of the leading experts in the world in Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Liposuction of the Neck, Laser Resurfacing, and Safe Use of Injectable Fillers and Neurotoxins.
Dr Waldman is also on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and annually serves as an oral examiner for certification of physicians as part of the board certification process. In recognition of his contributions he has been a recipient of the prestigious “Mark Rafaty” award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS) given annually for outstanding contributions to the specialty of Facial Plastic surgery. He was also recognized in 2015 by a major publication as one of the top 15 “influencers” in the field of Plastic Surgery.
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Dr. Waldman has been named one of the TOP 15 Influencers of 2015 in Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine. Click Here to View Article
Dr. Waldman has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Plastic Surgeon’s in Middle America by Aesthetic Everything.
Voted one of the Top 10 plastic surgeons of 2013 by Aesthetic Everything – View CNN iReport.
- University of Louisville School of Medicine (1976)
- University of Indiana, Undergraduate (1972)
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1991)
- American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) (1981)
- National Board of Medical Examiners (1977)
- Tulane University – Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery (1981-1982)
- Cleveland Clinic – Head & Neck Surgery Residency (1979-1981)
- Los Angeles County Hospital, University of Southern California – General Surgery Internship (1976-1977)
- University of Kentucky Associate Clinical Professor
- AAFPRS-Former Chairman of Public Information Committee
- AAFPRS-Former Chairman of Program Committee
- AAFPRS-Former Vice President for Public Information
- AAFPRS-Former Member of Executive Board
- AAFPRS-Former Member of Foundation Board
- Samaritan Hospital –Chairman of Plastic Surgery (2001-2002)
- Dr. Waldman has been published in numerous medical publications including some of the top journals of otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.
- Dr. Waldman has also been interviewed and quoted by multiple lay media, including: The New York Times, Men’s Health, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and many other national and regional media outlets.
- Dr. Waldman is a believer in multi-disciplinary education, having personally chaired over 30 such symposia since 1991.
- As a scientific presenter Dr. Waldman is in high demand. He has presented on numerous facial plastic surgery topics around the world.
- Dr. Waldman is the founder and president of the Multi-Specialty Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgical Excellence. The Foundation is dedicated to multi-disciplinary education across the fields of facial plastics, plastics, oculoplastics and dermatology.
A Personal Statement from Dr. Waldman
“Our goal at Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center is to make the entire surgical experience convenient and comfortable for our patients and to achieve surgical results that look “natural”. If you have any questions while visiting our website, I encourage you to contact us using the information request form found on this website. I, or one of my staff, will provide an answer to your question within twenty-four hours. Of course, the best way to determine which solutions may meet your specific needs is a personal consultation with Dr. Schantz, Dr. Turner, or myself in our office. We look forward to meeting you!” – S. Randolph Waldman, M.D.