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About Dr. Park
Background and Education
Stephen S. Park, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After receiving his BA at Amherst College, he pursued his medical education at the University of Michigan Medical School, residency at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston, and finally fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University, in Portland, Oregon.
His training encompasses six years of head and neck surgery with specialization in facial cosmetic procedures. Dr. Park joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 1994 as the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of facial plastic surgery, lecturing nationally and internationally on his surgical techniques and medical philosophy. He has been an invited guest professor to many universities around the country and the Guest of Honor at a number of large, international symposia around the world. Dr. Park has been the guest speaker at such places as Paris, Rome, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Korea. He has also published numerous books and chapters on different topics of facial plastic surgery and is considered an international leader and innovator in the areas of rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction, and facial aesthetic surgery. He is committed to the educational mission and serves as a professor and chairman at the University of Virginia. He has served as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, director with the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Vice-President of the Triological Society.
“My mission as a facial plastic surgeon is to improve and enhance the quality of life for my patients through their face.” The impact of even minor and subtle changes in one’s face can be extremely meaningful to people. Looking natural is the highest priority, allowing small changes to reach deep and improve your sense of well-being, self-confidence, and overall morale. Performing facial plastic surgery and having this impact on people is rewarding and a privilege that is never taken for granted.
Outside the hospital, he spends time with his family, wife Eileen and two sons. He travels for professional purposes and has been fortunate to visit many interesting areas of the world. Dr. Park played football and wrestled in college and remains active, especially with golf.
About Dr. Oyer-
Background and Education
Samuel L. Oyer, MD, FACS is board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and went on to complete residency training in Otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed specialized fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University that encompassed the breadth of cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries. After fellowship, Dr. Oyer joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina where he practiced for 5 years rising to the rank of Associate Professor prior to transitioning to the University of Virginia.
Dr. Oyer’s practice is focused exclusively on cosmetic and reconstructive treatments of the head and neck in all age groups. His interests include surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation along with facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal or facial trauma. He also has experience in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty and a strong background treating facial paralysis.
Dr. Oyer is active in research with an interest in patient outcomes related to facial paralysis, rhinoplasty, and facial reconstruction. He has numerous publications and has delivered talks and participated in panel discussions at multiple national meetings related to many topics within Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He served as Co-Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual meeting in 2019 and also actively contributes material for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) Board Examination and Maintenance of Certification. He was honored in 2015 with the Jack Anderson Award for the highest score in the nation on the ABFPRS Board certification examination.
Every face and every person is unique. Whether a person is seeking facial rejuvenation or in need of reconstruction following an injury, we all want to present our best and most natural appearing face to the world. My mission is to learn each person’s specific goals and motivations for treatment to arrive at an individualized plan that best accomplishes this goal.
Outside of work, he and his wife, Mary, enjoy numerous outdoors activities such as hiking, kayaking and cycling. He also enjoys playing sports, particularly basketball and plays piano and guitar.