Dr. Waldman

Dr. S. Randolph Waldman

Dr. Waldman is a RealSelf Top Doctor - click to learn more

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 20 years experience Dr. Waldman brings unparalleled expertise in cosmetic procedures of the noseface, and eyes.

In 1983, Dr. Waldman elected to return “home” and open his own practice in Facial Aesthetic Surgery. He now has over twenty years of experience in Lexington. During those twenty 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.

RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Waldman named as a Top 2015 Influencer in PSP MagazineDr. Waldman has been named one of the TOP 15 Influencers of 2015 in Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine. Click Here to View Article
(Dr. Waldman is listed as the “Bridge Builder” on page 4.)


Dr. Waldman - Top 10 Plastic Surgeon 2013 - Aesthetic EverythingDr. Waldman has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Plastic Surgeon’s in Middle America by Aesthetic Everything.


Dr. Waldman - Top 10 Plastic Surgeon 2013 - Aesthetic EverythingVoted 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)

Professional Experience

  • 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)


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.

We invite you to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Waldman.