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Felmont Eaves, MD

Felmont F. Eaves, III, MD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Emory Aesthetic Center at Paces

Medical Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center at Paces





American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

1995-1997, 2013


Having been at the forefront of the development of endoscopic techniques and instruments in plastic surgery, Dr. Eaves is considered a national expert in the field He is also highly regarded as a specialist in body contouring after massive weight loss. Following the completion of his plastic surgery residency at Emory in 1995, he joined our faculty, participating in such high points as co-authoring Endoscopic Plastic Surgery—the first textbook of its kind to describe the burgeoning field—with Dr. Foad Nahai and the late, great Dr. John Bostwick.

Dr. Eaves left Emory in 1997 to become a partner at Charlotte Plastic Surgery in North Carolina, where he also served a two-year term as group president. He also became a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina, an appointment he still retains. During his fifteen years in Charlotte, Dr. Eaves continued to make academic contributions in such diverse areas as patient safety, system and process improvement and quality of care, evidence based plastic surgery, and surgical contouring after major weight loss. He also served as president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from 2010-2011. Dr. Eaves rejoined our faculty in March 2013 and is the medical director of the Emory Aesthetic Center.

In 2017, Dr. Eaves was appointed to a six-year term as director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

With several patents issued and others pending, Dr. Eaves' cardinal research specialty is the development of new medical devices for endoscopic procedures, wound closure, and wound treatment. A device he co-developed in 1997 has been used on thousands of patients to reduce the morbidity of saphenous vein harvest for cardiac and peripheral vascular surgery. He is also interested in system and process improvement in plastic surgery, evidence-based medicine applied to plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss.


View Dr. Eaves' publications in PubMed.


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