Friday, August 11, 2006

People who've made a difference part I - Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell

I'd like to start occassionally write some public thank you notes to people (outside my family)who helped me become the doctor (and person) I've become.

I'm going to start with Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell of Nashville,Tennessee. Among Plastic Surgeons there are a few whose skills and educational endeavors set them apart from the rest of us. Pat Maxwell is one of those surgeons. For over a quarter century his contributions to breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery have made him a sought out visiting professor at meetings and training programs around the world.

I had the pleasure of serving as Dr. Maxwell's fellow in 2005 and I still look back and marvel at some of the technical and artistic refinments on some of the most complex cases you will ever see. To many Plastic Surgeons, Pat is arguably the best in the world at reoperative breast surgeries, one of the areas that most Plastic Surgeons find to be very difficult to get predictable results. Patients come from all over the country to be evaluated and operated in Nashville, TN of all places.

In 2005, Dr. Maxwell helped establish the excellent Inamed Academy series of educational symposiums that are held preceding many of our major meetings. With the pending reintroduction of silicone implants for primary cosmetic indications, expect to see Pat as the frontman in many of the educational programs that will be required for surgeons to be educated in prior to using these devices. We can also (hopefully) expect the availability of the revolutionary Inamed 410high-cohesive gel implant (the "Gummy Bear" implant) next year, a device that was in part developed by Dr. Maxwell.

Thank you Pat!

patrick maxwell.

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