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|