Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker loves being a plastic surgeon because she loves making a difference. “It’s so gratifying to see patients suddenly take renewed pride in their appearance. When I see the confidence, the empowerment, that new outlook on life, I’m reminded, ‘this is why I do what I do.’
”Not a choice, but a “calling.”
Growing up in North Carolina, Dr. Elizabeth wasn’t thinking about becoming one of the nation’s top facial plastic surgeons. However, her early fascination with science led her to contemplate being a doctor from an early age. She attended high school at the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for students gifted in those areas. She then majored in Biology at Davidson College where she selected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. While medical school had always been a goal, she thought hard about the long commitment and the grueling years of intense study. “I tried to talk myself out of it,’ she explains with a smile, “but I realized that it was a calling rather than a choice. I wanted to help people in a very direct, personal way that utilized my talents. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
A world-class medical education
Dr. Elizabeth was accepted at the world renowned Duke University School of Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. It was here that she was drawn to a career in plastic surgery. “The head, neck, and facial anatomy is the most complex in the body,” says Dr. Elizabeth. “I find facial plastic surgery to be the ultimate fusion of artistry and technical skill. It’s just so gratifying to use your training and experience to make such a positive difference in people’s lives.” Read More…
When people feel good about how they look, it carries over into other areas of their lives. – Dr. Elizabeth
|Fellowship||Tulane University of Medicine|
New Orleans, LA
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
|Residency||Emory University School of Medicine|
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
|Internship||Emory University School of Medicine|
|Medical Degree||Duke University School of Medicine|
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude
SpecialtyFacial Plastic Surgery
Board CertificationAmerican Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
Professional SocietiesFellow, American College of Surgeons (2002)Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2002)Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (1999)
The American Medical Women’s Award, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Magna Cum Laude, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Phi Beta Kappa, Davidson College
Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedical Honor Society, Davidson College
North Carolina Fellows, Davidson College
Whitaker EG, Johnson CM. The evolution of open structure rhinoplasty. Archives of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. July/August 2003;5(4):291-300.
Whitaker EG, Yarborough J. Microdermabrasion. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery section (2001 to present)
Whitaker EG. Rhinoplasty: nasal hump. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery section (2001 to present)
Whitaker EG. Rhytidectomy: facelift, composite. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Plastic Surgery section (2001 to present)
Whitaker EG. Rhinoplasty: turbinate reduction. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Plastic Surgery section (2001 to present)
Devan PP, Whitaker EG. Rhinoplasty: nasal tip projection. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery section (2001 to present)
Whitaker EG, Yarborough J. Microdermabrasion. In: eMedicine World Medical Library, Dermatology section (2001 – 2007)
Meet Dr. Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., surgeon and founder of Atlanta Face & Body likes to get to know her patients on a personal level.
Here’s a chance to get to know her and find out what motivates her to become a part of your life. Click on the video to watch.