About Dr. Park
Background and Education:
Stephen S. Park, MD, FACS is board certified by the American Board of
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a diplomat of the American
Board of Otolaryngology. After receiving a BA at Amherst College, he
pursued his medical education at the University of Michigan Medical
School, residency at Tufts University Medical Center, and fellowship
training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University,
His training includes 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 Korea, New Zealand, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland,
the Netherlands, Italy, France, Mexico, and Columbia,. He has also published
numerous books and chapters on different topics of facial plastic surgery.
He is committed to the educational mission and serves as a faculty member
at the University of Virginia.
"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 modifications in one's face can be powerful
and should not be underestimated. While looking natural remains a premium,
small changes can reach deeper and influence such powerful virtues as
self-confidence, morale, and feeling of health. Performing facial plastic
surgery and nurturing one's sense of well-being is a privilege that
is never taken for granted.
Outside the hospital, a majority of time is spent with his family, wife
Eileen and two teenage boys. He travels extensively for professional
purposes but has been fortunate to visit many exotic areas of the world.
For recreation, Dr. Park is an avid golfer and continues to be very
active with fitness and basketball. He is a sport enthusiast and enjoys
spectating many events, especially his sons' lacrosse and football games.
Curriculum Vitae for Stephen S. Park, MD, FACS