Faculty Profile

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

Telephone: 404.778.6880

Email: feaves@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1995-1997, 2013

Biography

Dr. Eaves is considered a national expert in the development of endoscopic techniques and instruments in plastic surgery. 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 Emory's 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 Charlotte, NC, where he additionally 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.

Publications

View Dr. Eaves' publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory Aesthetic Center

Education

  • MD, University of Tennessee, Class of 1987

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1987-1992

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 1992-1994

  • Fellowship, Aesthetic and Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1994-1995

Honors and Awards

  • Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016

  • Millard Award, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2014

  • Jerome R. Klingbell Award for Teaching Excellence, Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, 2013

  • Simon Fredricks Award, Best Panelist, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2005, 2006

  • Ted Lockwood Award for Outstanding Contributions to Body Contouring Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2006

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Traveling Professor, 2007-2009, 2003-2005

  • Sherrell J. Aston Award, Best Presentation by Resident or Fellow, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1995

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editor Board, Aesthetic Surgery Journal

  • Section Editor, Evidence Based Medicine, Aesthetic Surgery Journal

    

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Director, American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Nominating Committee; EBM Task Force; Commoditization Task Force; Chair, MORES Committee; Chair, SCIETO Committee; Aesthetic Surgery Journal Task Force; Patient Safety Committee; Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee

  • Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Trustee

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: ASAPS Executive Committee Representative

  • Jurkiewicz Society

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Northwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons (Honorary)

  • New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Honorary)

  • Columbian Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons (Honorary)

Clinical Interests

  • Aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body

  • Minimally invasive endoscopic plastic surgery

  • Body contouring after massive weight loss

  • Patient safety

Research Interests

  • Development of new medical devices for endoscopic procedures, wound closure, and wound treatment

  • System and process improvement in plastic surgery

  • Application of evidence based medicine to plastic surgery

  • Reconstructive surgery of the massive weight loss patient