Fellowship Program

For over 27 years, board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Perkins has been a Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a part of the Fellowship program, he interviews and chooses a top graduated Resident, who is otherwise highly trained and ready to go into practice, to join his practice and spend a year with us (at the Meridian Plastic Surgery Center in Indianapolis, IN). This official AAFPRS program enables Dr. Perkins’s Fellows to learn and perform his exact techniques in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

The newest and time proven leading-edge treatment methods and facial plastic surgical procedures are performed by the Fellow under Dr. Perkins’s direction on their own patients after having spent hours assisting him in surgery and helping him to care for his patients. In addition to the tremendous experience seeing Dr. Perkins perform cosmetic facial surgery, the Fellows also take call and cover the St. Vincent Hospital emergency rooms for any facial trauma.

The Meridian Plastic Surgery Center (founded and built by Dr. Perkins in 1990) is Indianapolis’ first privately owned surgery center created solely for plastic surgery – and one of the first of its type in the country. The Surgery Center merges the combined expertise of facial plastic and general plastic surgeons under one roof and offers patients access to a full menu of cutting-edge, non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures and services.

2017-2018 Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow, Elizabeth Floyd, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Floyd is the newest addition to Meridian Plastic Surgeons. She was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut. She ventured to Washington DC for her undergraduate degree, where she attended the George Washington University.  At George Washington she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in French language and literature with a minor in psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Floyd completed her premedical requirements during this time and had her first experiences in medicine working as an emergency medical technician and an intern in a primary care office.  

Here she developed her passion for patient care. She returned to New York City for medical school, attending the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She was recognized with the Frank and Sadie Sirkin Award for highest academic achievement of a female medical student in the medical school. Dr Floyd was then asked to remain at SUNY Downstate for her residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.  

During her surgical residency she published several papers in research, including a systematic review of functional outcomes after functional rhinoplasty which was a featured article in June 2017 “Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery” and a review of pain management protocols in mandible fractures. She also co-authored a chapter in a craniofacial trauma textbook which is currently awaiting publishing. Dr. Floyd was recognized for this research by receiving a third-place prize at the New York Metropolitan Annual Resident Research Day in 2016. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Triologic Society and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  

Over the past five years of surgical training, she has had extensive exposure to facial plastics at the State University of New York and was drawn to the aesthetics and art of cosmetic surgery. She is currently completing the world-renowned fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Dr. Stephen Perkins at Meridian Plastic Surgeons.  

    Frank Simo, MD    1989-1990
  Eric Sklarew, MD   1990-1991
  Brian Gibson, MD   1991-1992
  Ron Caniglia, MD   1992-1993
  Mark Armeni, MD   1993-1994
  Ed Gross, MD   1994-1995
  Ernie Robinson, MD   1995-1996
  James Williams, MD   1996-1997
  Mark Hamilton, MD   1997-1998
  Randy Latorre, MD   1997-1998
  Steven Dayan, MD   1998-1999
  Jackie Cheng, MD   1999-2000
  Brent Koch, MD   2000-2001
  Elbert Cheng, MD   2001-2002
  Todd Hobgood, MD   2003-2004
  Shervin Naderi, MD   2004-2005
  Rami Batniji, MD   2005-2006
  Richard Balikian, MD   2006-2007
  Dan Sandel, MD   2007-2008
  Jess Prischmann, MD   2010-2011
  Bo Brobst, MD   2011-2012
  Heather Waters, MD   2012-2013
  Scott Shadfar, MD   2013-2014
  Babar Sultan, MD   2014-2015
  Kaete Archer, MD   2015-2016
  Nathan Johnson, MD   2016-2017
  Elizabeth Floyd, MD   2017-2018