Mission Statement

The mission of The Department of Plastic Surgery is to provide a broad, intense training in plastic and reconstructive surgery as outlined by the Residency Review Committee guidelines.

The residency training is provided by a large patient base from rotations being held at several Memphis area hospitals. These include the Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, and Memphis VA Medical Center.

The residents have their most intense exposure to the faculty during their first year of training with rotations being held at the Regional Health One and Memphis VA Medical Center. 

Rotations during the second and third year, with increasing resident responsibility, are composed of rotations at the Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, the Regional Medical Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Regional One Health (formerly The MED) is home to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation. This large patient base provides excellent exposure to training in acute facial and extremity trauma. The Department of Plastic Surgery also staffs the Burn Unit and Wound Care Center of the Regional Medical Center. The Burn Unit and Wound Care Center are extremely active and provide excellent training regarding the management and reconstruction of these critically injured patients.

Plastic Surgery Mission

Contact Us

Department of Plastic Surgery
910 Madison Ave, Room 315
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 448-1350

Elizabeth Sauve, Coordinator
Email: esauve@uthsc.edu